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 Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 20
YouTube Thursdays Interactive Videos - Choose Your Own AdventureInteractive videos are similar to a choose your own adventure story.  It’s a great way to engage viewers - and keep them engaged.   I can envision this as being a very powerful tool for REALTORS®. Imagine the ability to have viewers ...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 0
Internet tools that support your face-to-face relationships andensure that the time you invested in them was worth it.Only web-based communication or strictly old-school methodswill not work in today's real estate world. It is not all or nothing. It is both and everything.   Client Relationship ...
The RealBird MiniSite and TinySite widgets have been used for years on thousands of real estate websites and blogs. The updated widgets are now called the "RealBird Property Cards" because of the responsive, mobile friendly and modern "card" layout. This update is backward compatible: all the pre...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 37
Today video marketing is a whole new ball game.  More and more people are utilizing video to market their business.  In real estate, virtual tours were once the only video you’d see online.  And, those were usually only seen on the agents’ website.   Here’s a few ways you can successfully use vid...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 16
Any Predictions On How The FCC Will Rule On Net Neutrality???   TIME IS UP!!! Tomorrow is the day!!   In a matter of hours, the FCC will rule on the Net Neutrality matter.   Will it be a snoozer?? Or, will the Internet as we know it be gone???   Only time (not much left) will tell.   The Federal ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 9
It is no secret that I love videos and using them in real estate marketing just makes sense. A very small percentage of agents are now on the video bandwagon but know the future will require them to take this next step. It isn't as scary as you might think. Breaking it down into small bites can a...
By Sheila Cox, Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.SugarLandTxHome.com)
Comments 3
 Part 1: Preparation Don’t be like most agents and put the cart before the horse. A website is a collection of information that we call “content.” Content that is based on information about your local area is what will attract traffic to your website. Without content, your website is just an onl...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 1
Google launches new YouTube app for kids YouTube (and the internet in general) can be quite the daunting place for parents to have their kids roaming free on. Google has released a new YouTube app, specifically developed for younger audiences. It's a new portal for parents to have their children ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
  ListHub’s announcement last week that it intended to stop supplying listings to Trulia set off warning bells in the investment community, with one analyst telling investors that Trulia could lose 40 percent of its listings. http://bit.ly/Zillow-Trulia-Merger-Update  
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 30
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 Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 58
For many agents, open houses have mostly fallen by the wayside. However, if you need to do one for a Seller that prefers them or you simply enjoy them as a part of your marketing mix, here are two mobile apps that may help you convert visitors to clients. These apps will help with engagement and...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 2
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Frisco   Eldorado Fairways At The Trail $394,900 4 2 1 Frisco   Griffin Parc Phase Two $415,000 5 3 1 Frisco   Preston Manor $110,000 2 2 0 Frisco   Preston Manor $110,000 2 2 0 McKinney  Arbor Hollow $304,900 4 3 0 McKinney  Eldorado Poi...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 17
Meet Robert Barbutti, photographer extraordinaire. For some years now I've been fortunate to have Robert Barbutti photograph most of my real estate listings. My sellers are as awed by his photos, as I am, and open houses are well-attended, in part because of the photographs I have available for u...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
Comments 22
A Virus Made Just for Real Estate Agents! About 2 weeks ago I was clacking away on my keyboard when all of a sudden, my screen froze and a pop up entered the "picture" on my screen and my speakers started beeping.  It was a rude awakening that something had gone horribly wrong.   Not knowing quit...
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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
I'm still on my concept of doing fewer blog posts, but making them each go further.   I really appreciate your 'likes' and your comments. Please take a moment to also visit the original blog and leave a comment. I'm still on my concept of doing fewer blog posts, but making them each go further.  ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 63
I'm still on my concept of doing fewer blog posts, but making them each go further.  Below is a link to a super video which explains how to get more from your blog posts.   Some of this I do.  Some of it I don't, and some of it was new.   The video is great because there are several new ideas her...
By Ted Baker, MidFloridaMediation.com
(Carmody and Associates LLC)
Comments 0
I have been actively involved in internet marketing and video production for some time now.  It is great for presenting a home for sale or providing a background or B roll on a neighborhood or the city you are selling in.  One of the greatest tools I have embraced is "Camtasia Studio" from TechSm...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
Comments 4
ATLANTA FMLS DOWNTIME for ADD/EDIT Monday Feb 23rd NOON - Feb 24th 9am FMLS for Metro Atlanta discontinues the FUSION Add/Edit feature on February 23rd at Noon. The FMLS downtime ONLY APPLIES TO ADD/EDIT from Monday, February 23rd at Noon until Tuesday February 24th at 9:00 am Need to SEARCH duri...
By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
Comments 2
I recently upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Sprint.  I am amazed at every single feature except that of the phone itself. It might be possible as Samsung has pushed the limits of the digital camera, the GPS, the Apps, etc., that they had to give up something and it appears that it is in...