Real Estate Technology & Tools

Who do you typically turn to first when considering the purchase of a new piece of technology for your real estate business? If you're like a lot of agents, you'll pick the brains of other agents to find out what works and what's not worth your money.

But the choices – there are so many of them! When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, grab a cup of coffee and dig into the following pages. Let your colleagues walk you through those choices and help you decide on how and where to spend your money.

Feel free to check back daily because we add hundreds of new posts every day. This is the place to find everything an agent needs to know about tech and tools to help you run a lean, mean real estate machine.

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By Jenn Tervo
(Trulia)
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Facebook Ads:  Friend or Foe? Ever since Craigslist tightened their reigns, it made it close to impossible for us to generate a steady stream of leads from the infamous classifieds website, we’ve had to start thinking outside the box for new and innovative ways to get in front of consumers.  I’ve...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
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How Clean Is Your Cell Phone You use your cell phone all day long; you're eating a fast food lunch and it rings but you have food on your fingers. Now you have food on your phone.   The latest buzz is that some cell phones are dirtier than toilets. Sharing your phone is never a good idea beca...
By Listing Solutions, Solutions Outside the Box
(Listing Solutions)
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You have probably heard that responsive real estate website templates engage visitors. What is responsive web design? Simply put, it is the greatest thing to happen in the design industry in recent years. Responsive real estate websites automatically format to the device accessing them, eliminati...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Thanks Jay for the magic formula.  We all know that when it rains it pours.  In fact pouring rain and the accompanying lightening contributed to one of the many events that did not make last week a lot of fun. For one thing, that lightening strike that hit my house last Tuesday evening killed my ...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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Kelly Kellogg, Florida Appraiser and speaker, has a terrific chart on her website for agents to use to help you with property valuation.  She willingly shares her site and info.  Some properties are much easier than others to determine a good valuation.  I have used this chart, which Kelly update...
By Eileen Burns, Real Estate Broker Ft Lauderdale/Miami/PalmBeach
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
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               Some Baby Boomers have challenges with everything associated with technology.  What may appear to be a simple process has so many moving parts to make it work properly.   I finally setup my page for luxury real estate sales in metro Ft Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach! http://faceb...
By J. Rob Handley, La Jolla CA Realtor
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  I had a chance to use the drone technology to film a video for my client’s luxury home in University City San Diego.  This was a very unique marketing opportunity I had to provide for a home.  This was the first of its kind that I know of used for a home in University City San Diego.  Normally ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I remember when I started my real estate career, I did not need to spend money on few of these things. However, it is 2014! Here's a re-blog from Valorie's post where she shares information about the best technology for Realtors®. As you know all too well staying in touch with clients and...
By René Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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These days my habit is to bop around several photo editing programs to get my images ready for the web. What I use depends a lot on the photos intended purpose, the original quality of the raw image and the role it's to play in the conversation or story. Let's start with this image of Mt ...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Client Relationship Management. What is it exactly? And why spend the time learning about it? Maybe you have a CRM and do not use it. Maybe you sort of know why it is important, but you do not have one. Or perhaps you really never took the time to understand what one is and why so many agents use...
By Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
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How many emails do you get in a day?  Dozens? Hundreds?  And how much time do you spend sorting through them?  Not a lot.  An important email needs to announce loud and clear that it's IMPORTANT -- rather than leaving it up to the receiver to intuit that this one email, among the dozens or hu...
By gwen wilson, Senior Analyst at MAPS 290
(MAPS 290)
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  If you knew the house was not going to sell, would you put your sign on the front lawn?  How much time and money would you waste on Open Houses and marketing?  What about the owner’s expectation?  It could be very disappointing, to both. Find out before you list how likely the home will sell, F...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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PC Classes Online is a free service that I stumbled upon today. I use Evernote and had so many questions, so I turned to YouTube. There I found an Evernote tutorial offered by PC Classes Online and I gained a lot of useful information on Evernote (if you don't use Evernote, you certainly shou...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As you know all too well staying in touch with clients and responding quickly to their needs is vital to your success in our industry. Technology today makes this easier than ever but how do you know which hardware and software is best for your specific needs? Here is some very useful info. that ...
By Chad Hyams
(Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region)
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Again and again we hear about this wonderful way to be more efficient in the world of social media. Sadly, SOCIAL media isn't about being efficient it is about relationships and they take time! One of the tips and tricks shared with you from many self-proclaimed Gurus, Masters, Rockstars, and...
By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Your Online Profiles: Drive Free Traffic to Your Door When was the last time you looked at your Zillow profile? How about Trulia? Have you claimed your REALTOR.com profile? Do you even know what is on your LinkedIn page? While you may not think about the impact of thoroughly completing these fou...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
(iPartnerMedia.com and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
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73% of new businesses say working across multiple devices enables more sales. Learn how Google Apps can help you always be closing (deals).  If you're like me, you switch devices throughout the day between a smart phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, etc. Google Apps makes it easy to maintain a se...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Let’s get the basics out of the way first: hashtags have become common language for a single word or combination of words preceded by a ‘hashtag’ or ‘pound’ symbol. Spaces are not allowed between the hash symbol and the word term, even if you are using a combination of words. Creating them is ve...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Did you know that AccelerAgent has an office solution for ANY size brokerage?  It includes: -Professional Office Website Design-Forms and Contracts Storage with Remote Access-Round Robin Lead Routing with Tracking-Agent Collaboration-Professional custom website to showcase your brokerage-Secured ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Make Your Internet Marketing as Aggressive as Possible Marketing you Internet site can be expensive just to maintain the simple aspects of the site. You can easily, if you are not careful spend hundreds of dollars a month on advertising that takes you nowhere and gets you absolutely nothing in re...