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 Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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One of the many parts of my job I need to get better at is connecting with my clients on current issues.  So, with that I say May The Fourth be Social for you!  One of the simplest ways we can leverage our social media accounts is to use current events to create conversations, we're huge star war...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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 1.) Determine your topic. Use a site such as Google Keyword Planner to measure the competition for the topic. A keyword phrase that has lower competition, although not as "popular" is easier to rank for. Example: Writing a blog about the Summerlin foreclosure market (a community in Las Vegas) wi...
By Drick Ward, "RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation
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There are other solutions besides DocuSign and some of them are looking like a more reliable soltuion for real estate agents who need reliability and dependability in their service providers.  In May, I started using DocuSign but immediately noticed they had no app for the Android platform.  In s...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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Hackers Really Hack Me Off! Friday afternoon I went to use my credit union debit/charge card.  Declined.  Reswiped.  Declined.  ????  Odd, I KNOW I have money in that account!  Paid cash for lunch, then pulled up my credit union's app on my smartphone, and quickly identified some charges in Water...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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Should YOU Care?? Absolutely if you are in the business of being found.April 21st 2015 - D-day for change to the Mobile Friendly Ranking AlgorithmDo YOUR clients find you from mobile devices?? Mine do. Since 28% are on mobile and 15% of my clients use a tablet to surf my site, then I would be cra...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Just eleven years ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said "When we first launched we were hoping for maybe 400-500 people ... Now we're at 100,000. Who knows where we're going next?"   Eleven years and half a billion people later, it is absolutely stunning to think of the impact Facebook has h...
By Jerri McCombs, Advanced Virtual Assistant
(Advanced Virtual Assistant)
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Are you taking advantage of your eEdge Contact Management System?One of the things I am noticing as I do classes at our Hendersonville, NC Keller Williams office is that almost nobody is using the Contact management system they all have access to in their back office. Other companies are using Ma...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Where Did My Zillow Agent Profile Go? Better Check Yours! Long before Trulia had Realtor profiles, I started putting all my listings on Zillow (10 years +) along with a detailed profile and had recomendations from past clients. Several years ago I added most to Trulia so many were on both sites; ...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Craig Danials shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this competit...
This article was originally published on the blog.You snagged that listing. You wowed the sellers with your listing presentation, and they hired you on the spot. Now you’re the trusted professional and it’s time to implement your real estate marketing plan.Of course you are goi...
Teral McDowell Realtor® presents how-to schedule posts on your Facebook page. It is a blessing to all Facebook page administrators to have the option to plan and schedule their own posts for their business pages. The process to schedule a post is simple and shown below. Insert the comments you wo...
By Cheryl Johnson
(Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)
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I decided to "re-configure" one of my WordPress sites a while back, and needed to convert some blog posts into pages... I searched for a utility to do this and came across this little plug-in that is simple and sweet, and does just what I needed
By Pete Cullen, & Bailey Properties-Two Local Names You Can Trust
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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If you see drones in the air this weekend over Santa Cruz, don't be alarmed! This weekend the Drones, Data X conference will be making its way over to the Bay Area this year setting up shop in sunny Santa Cruz. the Drones, Data X conference is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest advanc...
By Nicole Ocean
(BPO Automation Group & BPO University)
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 Education Announcement • December 15, 2013 Learn More About BPOA     The Leader in BPO AutomationSoftware Since 2009   "Are You Working for the "Right" BPO Companies?" People I talk with often ask me "What are the best or the "right" BPO companies to be signed up with?" I get asked this questio...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
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Every once and a while I will come across people at work or in conversation that tell me blogging is a waste of time .. I have been listening to these types of statements for many years now. And when I hear these words coming from people mouths, first I consider the source and then I might ask, d...
By Erik Gruenwald, Your Local Golden, CO Real Estate Professional
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There’s an App for ThatIn today’s world, if you have a smartphone, everything that you need is in the palm of your hand. We are very reliant on our phones these days and are able to much better navigate through daily tasks because of our phones. From the moment we open our eyes to the moment we f...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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YouTube Thursday Tip for April 30, 2015Recently, while watching two very different styles of video, it was apparent as to why it was easy to stick around until the end. They both told a story. One made me smile, the other was relatable - both were entertaining.  Patagonia gear may be expensive, b...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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As many of you know, I've been a big fan of Neil Patel for a few years.  And, I know Marte Cliff is also a big fan.  From time to time, I like to highlight one of his articles (and she has as well).  I learn a lot from him about blogging, SEO, marketing and several other things. So here is a rece...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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         The social media giant, Facebook, can help your business generate leads and turn them into customers. It is one of the most cost effect tools for inbound marketing, especially for small business owners. Creating a profile and posting updates just isn’t enough to turn fans into paying cli...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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There are a lot of contact management systems for REALTORS® to choose from.  The options can be overwhelming.  While each system has its own set of strengths, the important thing to remember is that the best real estate CRM is the one that you’re truly going to use!Every real estate agent is diff...