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 Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, Realtor,GRI, e-PRO,RECS
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Why is it that if you ask someone several questions at once in an email that so often you only get an answer to one or two of the questions? Is the recipient not reading the whole email? Are they just too busy and don't pay attention? Or do they simply not care? The last may be the single big...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
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I love Twitter. There’s something really personal about it that makes it my go-to forum for reading news, sharing, or just venting. Who knew 140 characters could have such a vast impact? But, there’s also Twitter for real estate. You’ve read about the PR disasters following big businesses that tw...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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The buyer in Florida does not just call, use the email server to communicate but texts. PM messages me on the Facebook channel. Uses Twitter. Maybe LinkedIn. Occassionally the communication arrives with a heads up, someone left a comment on YouTube. Or the vehicle fired up for media use in the tr...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Have you ever had one of those “bad computer days”?  Yes, that question is intended to be redundant! Back in the day I remember people having a “bad hair day” but I believe that saying has been replaced permanently. I don’t know anyone that has never had a bad computer day. In the beginning this...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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There is no doubt about it, creating a blog is a great way to get people, hopefully customers to your site and to build an online presence that will help you both personally and with your business. Building a real estate blog is not difficult and you can build one and start to post on it right aw...
By Jim Griffin
(HouseLens: Full-Motion Video House Tours)
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  This week, I'm at Inman Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. If you've never been to an Inman Connect event, put the next one on your calendar! It's a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and connect with real estate innovators.   I'm at ICSF with two of my fellow HouseLens exe...
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 ev...
By John DL Arendsen, Real Estate Bkr, Factory Built home Dealer/Devlpr
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC)
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The California (HCD) Mandate Regulating Manufactured Home Foundations   PART 1         The California Housing & Community Deveiopment  Department (HCD) has  established a protocol for installing Mobile Homes or Manufactured Home on FOUNDATIONS SYSTEMS.         This process can be a very compl...
By John DL Arendsen, Real Estate Bkr, Factory Built home Dealer/Devlpr
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC)
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  California (HCD) Mandate Regulating Manufactured Home Foundations   PART 2   In PART 1 we addressed how to go about detitling Mobile or Manufactured Homes from Chattel and re-titling it to REAL PROPERTY.  HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION  18551-18016.5(4)     PART 2 will address the HEALTH AND SA...
By Andrew Texidor Valley Neighborhood Specialists, Team Texidor Neighborhood Specialists for you!
(Valleywide neighborhood specialists)
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   Attention Superstition residents looking for a super value in Florence Arizona 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home Florence Arizona. This 2014 remodel is ready for the most discriminating buyers w/over 85k in upgrades! Magic Ranch Subdivision Florence Arizona sits on an oversized corner lot. As you e...
By Gina and RJ Hackworth, The Hackworth Real Estate Group
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My galaxy screen on my S4 blacked out on my phone yesterday but it still worked. I could still hear my phone calls and texts coming through but I couldn't read or pick up any calls. I'm not sure whats worse not having a phone or being tortured. Luckily my phone worked with Bluetooth in my...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Blogging for the Real World, by Lori Ballen It really is not that difficult, it just seems like it might be. I am talking about setting up and executing a new blog. It seems like everyone and their mother has a website these days even if they do not need one. It is almost a status symbol. Well, i...
By Visualshows .com
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Members of Visualshows can now add a keyword option to their digital smartcard!  Agents can select a custom word which they can provide to their clients to easily receive and download the latest version of their real estate app. This will greatly help agents get their app out to the world and sta...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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  The vehicles that drive traffic to your websites are called search engines, but these search engines need to be provided with certain directions, or what the marketing world calls keywords in order for visitors to find their destinations. Carefully chosen and researched keywords are very import...
By René Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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These days my habit is to bop around several photo editing programs to get my images ready for the web. What I use depends a lot on the photos intended purpose, the original quality of the raw image and the role it's to play in the conversation or story. Let's start with this image of Mt ...
By Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes
(At Home Kansas /
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My System For Keeping Track of 200+ Buyer/Seller Customers/Clients involves coded abbreviations, a phone contact entered for every call I receive (except unknown, blocked, etc. type calls), and an email folder for every customer and client. The only items kept in my inbox are items that have to b...
By Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(Bruce Kunz @ Veltri & Associates, 866-483-5874 x464)
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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...
By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Reputation Marketer
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
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  WP Profit Magnet creates Moz-style content walls on any WordPress website.WP Profit Magnet is a simple little WordPress plugin that allows you to effortlessly spin out the high converting 'LIST keyword' page, so you can quickly get FREE buyers traffic and make profits right away. My fir...
By Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Real Estate Agent
(Midwest Premier Realty, Gurnee IL 224-321-0699)
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If you are responsible for large, complex projects involving far-flung teams, overlapping deadlines, and many tasks and activities, you have definitely outgrown physical project management solutions such as to-do lists, sticky notes and whiteboards. Fortunately, there are many online project mana...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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YouTube Thursdays - Won’t you be my Neighbor-hood Video?Want to tap into a great SEO resource?  Create a series of videos featuring the neighborhoods you want to sell. Anita Clark offers proof of how successful these videos can be for winning clients - both buyers and sellers. In addition, when y...