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.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Technology & Tools

By Debb Janes, Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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YouTube Thursdays - Writing a Script for Your Video Video is a powerful tool that enables you to connect with your potential clients. However, you literally have seconds to engage your audience. How are you going to get them to stick around long enough to learn your value proposition?Let’s assume...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 9
So when your email & your Website are down what do you do? Endre Barath, Beverly Hills Realtor  wants to know! I am experiencing a situation that I can hardly write about. Five years ago this happened once, that my website and the emails were down for a few hours. Currently as we speak I am not g...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 4
The internet does not give you business. You create business by providing relevant info through the Internet and staying top-of-mind. Don't have time to compile long CMAs? No worries. Check out Seller's Corner.  It is a drip e-mail marketing system in conjunction with a CMA. It brings about: -Top...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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If you're not reporting your miles, now may be the time to start. With the MileIQ App, there's nothing to configure to make the app run. Just create an account with an email and password, and the first 40 drives you track with the app are free. Automatically track your miles and an immediate log ...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
Comments 5
I recently came across a great article in REM Magazine by Ontario Real Estate Association president, Phil Dorner. He discusses the role technology can play in real estate sales and the impact it can have in helping agents soar to new heights. Should you embrace technology? Dorner firmly believes ...
By Bruce Kunz, Realtor, Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(Bruce Kunz @ Veltri & Associates, 866-483-5874 x464)
Comments 16
Two Great Assistants - YouMail & ReQall - Make My Life Lots Easier!      UPDATE: Since this post was written in June of 2013, ReQall has discontinued the service described here. Their replacement offering is WAY more powerful and too much for me. I'm still looking for a 'simple to use' replaceemn...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
Online Marketing is about Location, Location, Location It is unquestionable in the real estate game that it is all about, “location, location, and location.”  Whereas in times past the refrain was used to console sellers who were unable to fetch top dollar, or explain to buyers why they needed to...
By Tara Winfield
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Comments 7
I bought this LG TONE Wireless Stereo Headset at the Sprint store on Saturday under the pretense that it satisfies Illinois' new hands-free law.  *I would like to note that I went to the Sprint store because my cell phone refused to work on Saturday.... not to secure my status as a law-abiding c...
By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Reputation Marketer
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
Comments 7
Great landing pages are the best real estate lead generation tools. Create a GOLF niche landing page and a San Diego relocation landing page using Funnel Kit WordPress plugin. When you purchase Funnel Kit using this link you will receive 10 Real Estate Landing Pages bonus. FUNNEL KIT You can man...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 33
10 Very Cool Tech Tips in 10 Days Technology can be a great help in your real estate career.  However, just because it is the new 'flashy' thing doesn't mean that it will actually make you more productive.  I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and actually can ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 33
I have a love/hate relationship with Linkedin. Weekly I probably get 10-15 notifications. Everything from connection requests, to spam, to random emails that have nothing to do with real estate. This morning I received an email from someone trying to refer me to a window company who services the ...
By Rick Reed, Assoc Broker, GRI, CDPE, REO, Short Sale, Military
("The Congressional Team" RE/MAX Realty Services)
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Heartbleed Bug?! What is it? How do we fix it? Your Heartbleed Bug Questions, Answered   Ryan Lytle, Mashable April 10, 2014   “Multiple popular websites were exposed to a major Internet bug called Heartbleed earlier this week. The bug was discovered by a member of Google's security team and the ...
By Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Broker
(Right Trac Financial Group)
Comments 5
As you have seen in the news, the "Heartbleed Bug" has been labeled a critical online security issue. Immediate Action is Required. The following popular sites have reportedly updated their encryption and will be fully secure to use again by simply changing your passwords: Facebook Yahoo Yahoo Ma...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 10
  PDF Expert by Readdle Many times in real estate we need signatures fast and there is no scanner or fax machine available.  Here in Las Vegas, we also have many out of state clients that can't visit our office easily.  In those cases, we would use Docusign for electronic signatures.  However, e...
By Jim Griffin
(HouseLens: Full-Motion Video House Tours)
Comments 0
  Video isn't just for agents: it's also a helpful tool for allied real estate professionals. I've already posted about how home inspectors and mortgage professionals can use video to attract and retain customers. This month, I'm spotlighting stagers. If you're a professional stager, here are som...
By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Comments 12
    I just attended my first 18 minute conference call. And, it was one of the most useful calls. Why? Because it helped me prune some of my online presence, and made me realize I was hanging out with a bunch of other Realtors and not connecting with customers. Now, there is nothing wrong with h...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
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...
By Sarah & Lester Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 10
  WI-FI Technology Just Got Better   In your real estate business, do you need more coverage at higher rates from your WI-FI router? I just got notice in my email that the Linksys WRT 1900AC wireless AC router has just become available for shipping. In our business, the WI-FI routers have not las...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 13
More and more people just walk, talk and hold constantly their little gadget in their hands only stopping long enough to text or talk and then continue on. As technology continues to build better cell phones, users can't wait to expand their private tech worlds SMART PEOPLE=SMART PHONES Anyone w...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
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  We Were Being Watched By A UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle At The Car Show At  Jan’s Car Show for Cancer at Karl Flammer Ford yesterday, we were seated in the shade of some very nice trees, watching the crowd ooh and ahh over the beautiful classic cars lined up (there were roughly 200). While we ...