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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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How To Make an Interactive Map for your Blog Post   I make a lot of maps for my business as well as for my blogs and people often ask how I make these custom interactive maps.  So today I will demonstrate just how easy they are to make and insert into your blog posts.   Creating a custom map may ...
By Jessica Worley
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Hi! I'm new to ActiveRain and it didn't take me long to figure out- the most popular posts are the ones that offer tips and advice. I'm a CDLP (certified legal document preparer) and although I'm not a Realtor or a mortgage broker, we are very similar. We all maintain our own blogs and hustle for...
Today I am introducing Houseline. I decided to do it here, because I love this community and owe it the best of what I have to offer. We created Houseline to equip real estate agents with the technology needed to compete, and to win, against the big real estate portals in the mobile marketplace....
By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad 707.646.1876
(Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy)
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HomeSnazzer, a makeover app for Real Estate Listings, has this really cool tool that allows your website visitors the opportunity to "redecorate" homes while viewing them on the screen. The tools work on computer desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Here's an inter-active virtual sample...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
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SUMMARY: Getting more online reviews, and making the most of them. The last time I shopped for a real estate agent, I looked for who in the area had the most and best reviews. I ended up not selling my house at the time ... but signed that Realtor up as my first agent client! Good reviews are bot...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
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You know, those distracting banners and ads that have no place on a business site? Point2 created a terrific infographic describing BAD ideas for real estate websites.I had to laugh at a few of these... I've come across repeat offenders for the font rule! The preceding was adapted from RISMedia's...
By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
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Viscayne Miami Lower Penthouse Condo for Sale | 244 Viscayne Blvd #2403   Walk in to a luxurious destination in Vizcayne Miami Condo 2403. This Viscayne Miami Condo for sale with den sits on the 24th floor and offers 1,741 square feet of guaranteed privacy and features 2 ½ baths, 1 parking space...
By Lance Owens (RS), Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Property sales
(LUVA Real Estate )
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  OK, so I was one of those idiots that camped out overnight for the new iPhone 6+ 128gb. And probably not for the reasons you think, I had actually pre-ordered mine, so I wasn't in that much of a hurry, it was the fact that a good friend of mine does this every year, and he brings his son along ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Google Updates  The Penguin  Spam-filtering Algorithm The Penguin update following 2.1 is here, but Google actually has not yet given it a number. 3.0 may be correct.  This is the latest of the Penguin updates to attack spam. With this, Google hopes to land a more powerful blow to unacceptable SE...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
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With the recent announcement of Apple Watch (and devices like the Pebble Smartwatch already on the market), it’s no secret that wearable tech is here to stay. I can’t imagine smartwatches will take the Paris runways by storm, but the gadgets themselves are pretty neat, and capable of doing far mo...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Are you even kidding me was my reaction when I tried to put my MLS ekey adapter into the iPhone 6 with the otter box on it and found it wouldn't work.  Sigh. When I got my iPhone 5 I had to buy this little gadget to connect the supra fob to my phone.  Made it a bit more trouble, but I adjusted.  ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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Hashtag Hashtag, I Mean ##?   "You need to hashtag your comment" Huh? When did "#" change it's name? Ok, I have to admit that when I first started noticing it on Facebook, I thought it was a way to text someone. Like a special deal? #Idon'tknowwhatthisdoesforme I was "gently" corrected midst laug...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
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How To Make an Interactive Map for your Blog Post   I make a lot of maps for my business as well as for my blogs and people often ask how I make these custom interactive maps.  So today I will demonstrate just how easy they are to make and insert into your blog posts.   Creating a custom map may...
By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
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In the Florida Keys, most of our property  is owned by people who live out of the area. I am looking for a service that provides phone numbers for people in other parts of the country so I can upate them on sold property. I have tried People Finders free trial and find the service useless. It cou...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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  Real estate sales: who knew it could be so dangerous.  After recent events, let's all beef up our efforts to safely show homes. And since this is trick or treat season, I wanted to share some technology treats (with a few funky song phrases to act as your mnemonics) that will stop devious trick...
By Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
(The Jordon Wheeler Group)
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Another Phone Upgrade - Samsung Note 4 I upgraded my cell phone over the weekend from the Samsung Note 2 to the Samsung Note 4.  Two generations later and I can tell the differences between the two phones.   I got the Samsung Note 2 earlier this year, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  I rarely bite t...
By Brian England, Realtor, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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I agree with Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor and even though I somewhat understand hashtags, I still don't know how to utilize them fully.  I am guessing I should do more research, but I am too lazy to do so, haha. Hashtag Hashtag, I Mean ##?   "You need to hashtag your comment" Huh? When did "#" c...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge
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I just took a screenshot of the apps Craig Daniels suggests so I can breeze through and double check I have them all downloaded. At first glance, I recognize most of them. But I love the surprise of a new, good app to help run my real estate business. Check them out! Thanks to all that took a few...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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Using WordPress?? This is a MUST READ! Just when I thought I was caught up with a few things, I see that there is a better way to implement URL's on my WordPress blog. Thanks to one of our newest members Jessica Worley. An article any real estate WordPress user will find most useful. Did I mentio...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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  The importance of YOU... Real estate professional Debb Janes produces wonderful videos to promote her business and her marketplace. Take a few moments to enjoy the videos included in this blog. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.  Today, I dug back into the archives an...