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 Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 85
Recently, I wrote a blog post about how my website is getting a lot of traffic, and several people asked for some tips.    I have a tip that fits into the theme of "content is king."   First, we all know that niche marketing works - it's effective and efficient.  It differentiates you.   The para...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 56
Hashtag this, hashtag that.  What's all the mumbo jumbo about using the dial, number or pound sign (pick your term based on your point of reference for using this funky little, tic-tac-toe wannabe symbol, #, as agent Alan May reminded me) before some real estate or business relevant term?  Well,...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 31
YouTube Thursdays -Thanks Tammie White for inspiring today’s topic from your recent post, Does the Quality of Real Estate Videos Matter? One of Tammie’s ( Tammie White ) points really stood out in my mind: According to the Google searches I performed today, the quality of a video didn't seem to i...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
Comments 14
According to NAR statistics 58% of real estate searches are now conducted on mobile devices and 74% of agent websites are not mobile-friendly. Is your website mobile-friendly? The screen sizes for desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones all have different dimensions. Plus, most mobile devices...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 1
It leaves a very unprofessional (lack of knowledge) impression to others   There is a great chance that you may not know what we are talking about in this post and for sure you know someone who does not know what we are talking about in this post and when you get down a few lines and click and wa...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
I could not resist to re-blog this excellent post with just basic information about our domain name. You think you own everything - but do you? Read this re-post from Tammy Emineth . We work with a lot of different agents that have many different and unique situations with their website, domain, ...
By Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
((615) 495-0752 or
Comments 52
Did you know that after Google, YouTube is the most used search engine on the internet? It's easy to see why smart real estate agents are taking advantage of this marketing tool.  I spent the day on YouTube viewing almost a hundred real estate videos. Some of the videos weren't videos at all--the...
By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 10
I learned to type on a manual typewriter. I bought my first electric typewriter in college. In college classes and at a job, I learned to use a keypunch machine (now as obsolete as those typewriters I used). The first computer I saw in person was in a glass-encased, temperature and humidity contr...
By Victoria Frieberg, Realtor, Broker/Member at Rush Point Realty LLC
(Rush Point Realty LLC, Victoria Frieberg, broker)
Comments 5
I would guess that most of us are updating our office computers and peripheals more often then we want, but are you making sure during the process to update the protection these highter voltage systems require?   I am upgrading once again and just ran out to purchase a new UPS backup for the new ...
By Stephen Fells
Comments 1
What social networks do you use in your real estate business? Based on the 2013-14 REALTOR® Technology Survey over two-thirds of agents use Facebook, slightly higher than the number that use LinkedIn.     This information, along with a lot more about social media, marketing, technology and Facebo...
By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 7
Got Junk in Your Trunk? It's Time to Organize Your Car! You may or may not bring buyers on tour in your car, but as a real estate agent, you know the importance of having a clean car at the ready. Even though keeping a clean car is likely already on your radar, what about the keeping an organize...
By Lynn V. Rubin Realtor, RSPS, ABR, "Let me Cater to your Real Estate Needs"
(Keller Williams of The Treasure Coast)
Comments 2
According to NAR:   With over 1.3 billion members worldwide, Facebook remains the largest social network site. According to the 2013-14 Realtor Technology Survey Report, the majority of REALTORS® who do use social media for their real estate business tend to use it mainly to build relationships/n...
By Faith LaRosse, Realtor(R)
(Springer Realty Group)
Comments 5
This post was jock-full of great information on the illusive #Hashtag that has become the new norm in marketing. I've decided to re-blog it to my "fan base" because I believe it has an amazing amount of very useful info!  Kudos to you- Lee Davenport! Hashtag this, hashtag that.  What's all the mu...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Comments 1
Your Long Realty, myLongRealty - New APP! Long Realty has just unveiled a new and updated search engine for our clients here in Arizona.  Imagine - no need to shop around for information on various websites - wondering if the information is current, correct, etc.  All the information you need is ...
By Jim Hale, On the Move for You! - Eugene - Springfield Oregon
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Please tell me of your personal experience with this Utah-based vender of agent and brokerage websites?   Give it to me straight and quick.  Or down and dirty.  Just hand over the facts.   I'm about to pull the trigger:  
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 43
We work with a lot of different agents that have many different and unique situations with their website, domain, hosting and more. There are so many details to building and keeping your online presence that everyone has a different set up it seems.   Something that we are running into more and m...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty
(Zion Realty)
Comments 111
Technology is at the forefront of our every day lives. Think back to a time when there were no cell phones, wi-fi, video on demand, or GPS. Now think about what would happen if it were all taken away from you. How would your daily life change? Would there even be measurable physical and psycholo...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 26
As we get into the colder months and holidays (at the end of the year), the clicks to my website decline.  Same pattern every year.  And, there are bigger dips around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.  No surprises there.   Once I hit January 3rd or so, the visitors begin to increase.  ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 11
We all know the importance of keeping our social media presence chugging along to bring in business and keep the public and the search engines interested in our business and our websites, yet time is always a factor for us busy professionals. Check out Lee's tips and see if it can make a differen...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 5
By Lee Davenport as originally written for and featured on S-O-C-I-A-L M-E-D-I-A!  If you are like me, you have a love/hate relationship with it.  You love social media because it has allowed you to connect with many that may have fallen by the wayside, whether friends, family or...