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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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 Kristi Knutson, Blog Trainer ☂
(ActiveRain ♥ 888-643-3837)
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I've had a lot of people ask about the Blogging Blueprint HTML formats, where to find them, and how to use them, so I've written this blog as an easy reference to pull the code from!   Using them is so simple! Just follow these steps: Simply click in the box Scroll down to highlight it all, or si...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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Last week, Mary was previewing a home for some out-of-town buyers. Her report to them included the fact that there was a strong cat urine smell in the home. Ordinarily, we'd expect that to be a deal killer, but our buyers are looking in a tough market segment with a lot of competition, and pickin...
By Gary Frimann, California Broker and REALTOR
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Here is an infographic that was put out by the California Association of Realtors for all to share.  My last two leads I can atrribute to people finding me on social media.  one was someone I knew in high school and we had reconnected on Facebook.  The other one was a local lead that came up on a...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
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SUMMARY: Sticking to certain topics helps your search engine rankings. Boy, am I glad that short work week is over! Aren't those weird times to be trying to work? Everyone is either away or distracted, or they want to get everything done NOW!!!   In case you missed it, the week before Labor Day, ...
By Eileen Burns, FL Luxury Homes Hollywood Lakes,Golden Isles/Beach
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
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Calling out all early adapters to lead generation who follow me.....what say you about this new app entry? Jon is innovative and created Active Rain and certainly this bears comments from his original tribe members.  anxiously awaiting your read on this app Today I am introducing Houseline. I dec...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As you probably already know Apple announced the soon to be released Apple Watch on Tuesday. I’ve seen several pictures on the internet already and it is nowhere near as bulky or cumbersome as one might have expected. It is basically the size of a standard watch but of course that’s where the si...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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Thanks to all that took a few minutes to fill out the Craig’s Classroom Technology Survey 2014. At the time of writing, I gathered 75 responses which I feel was an excellent data set to feel good about the sampling of results. I used Google Forms for the survey. One of the cool features (besides ...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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It has been a while since I have polled you guys on where you are at with technology. It helps me see where everybody is at and what technology choices you have made. I can write more targeted blog posts based on the results.  Below I created a simple survey using Google Forms. Will you please ju...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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So many of my readers may be too young to remember Dick Tracy.  He was a favorite comic strip character of my generation, and he had this little gadget - the 2-way wrist radio. Well, I just got home from a day on the streets of Paris, and when I turned on my computer, there is was!  Apple has fin...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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Photo Courtesy of Apple   We got a call from our dear friend and partner that he was about to tune in to watch the Apple unveiling of its new products. It was for us two hours of wows!  Even if you don't like Apple products, there is so much to learn by watching their presentation.     Every asp...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
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  My Most Popular Pinterest Board: Sometimes, the most popular things are a surprise. I would have thought that my Chocolate! Board would be it but no, I would be wrong. My most popular board on Pinterest is my  Gardens & Outdoor Living Spaces board. Here's the link to it, so take a look. From th...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
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SUMMARY: Ideas for topic areas you can post in social media to help your business. Also, a few execution tips to help you take advantage of how people use social media.   What can you do in social media to increase the chances that someone finds you? Let me show you some content ideas that should...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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During my real estate career I must admit that I have sorta been forced into things by a forceful daughter.  Way back in the early 1990's she made this statement, "Mom, you need a computer." "What's a computer?" was my probable reply.  She conveniently left hers with me while she wasn't using it ...
By Karen Winters, Buying, selling & living in beautiful Chicago, IL
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group)
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So I just got a call from a "John Roswell" but the person on the other end gave his name as something entirely different.  Plus, let's just say that although the caller ID registered a NY area code, the phone call seemed to originate from a call center that could have been elsewhere--non-US "else...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900
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I follow Kristi and I can't believe I just found this... it is full of great and useful information... for all of you that may have missed it as I did I re-blog it... I have no doubt you will be happy I did.... I've had a lot of people ask about the Blogging Blueprint HTML formats, where to find ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I remember the good old horse-and-buggy days when Trulia and Zillow first came riproaring down the street of dreams, flashing homes for sale left and right. I hopped onboard with both of them. Trulia and Zillow both seemed to be going after the same market, but as time went on, I could see clearl...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
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There's a lot of buzz on drone video and how to use it.  Most of the videos seen making the rounds are focused on large properties with plenty of space to fly around.  While it's fun and impressive to take an aerial video of a large estate, there is so much more you can do that applies even to th...
By Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
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How many emails do you get in a day?  Dozens? Hundreds?  And how much time do you spend sorting through them?  Not a lot.  An important email needs to announce loud and clear that it's IMPORTANT -- rather than leaving it up to the receiver to intuit that this one email, among the dozens or hundre...
By Drick Ward, "RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation
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The REAL Purpose of QR Codes has been lost on most of the real estate industry, but that's ok.  I'm going to explain what they are for and why you want to use them.  Most agents (as well as many other well intentioned but misguided business people) use QR codes to direct people to a website.  Wit...