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 Tara Winfield
(RE/MAX Alliance)
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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)
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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 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 PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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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 Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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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 Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Broker
(Right Trac Financial Group)
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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 Jim Griffin
(HouseLens: Full-Motion Video House Tours)
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  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)
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    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 Michelle Woods, Professional Real Estate Virtual Assistant
(Michelle Woods Consulting, LLC)
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  It’s your first day as a Real Estate Agent and you are pumped! You show up to the office coffee in hand and hair perfectly in place. You get the office tour and see your assigned space. Then you get a brief overview of the CRM software that is used to manage your leads and clients. You spend t...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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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 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)
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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 Sarah & Lester Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
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  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 Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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Here is a very interesting article/infographic about customer service and social media usage to report bad customer service.  http://dashburst.com/infographic/bad-customer-service-infographic/ The article mentions that 70% of complaints via social media go unanswered but how many friends, followe...
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 ...
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 Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS, Proudly appraising Washtenaw County since 1989
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Latest comparison to online valuation models   It is quite frustrating to see how many people rely on these online value estimators to either price their home, or use it for marital dissolution, or other reasons. As will be shown in a minute, these can be off by a significant amount, either low o...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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SEO is getting more and more complicated and Google is making it harder for all us to find our keywords, track them and figure out the best thing to do with them. We all know it’s financial. If they can sell us the keywords, why give them to us for free? Ugh… However, the use of Google Analytics ...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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With our new Email Correspondence Capture, you can now capture all email correspondence with your clients and prospects right into your IXACT Contact real estate CRM! No more copying and pasting emails into the contact history or having to type in manual notes! This new feature will help you get ...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
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If you have any great tips to share on using instagram for real estate, please share it in the comments. I'll admit that I've used it more for sport in the past and have recently decided to start applying myself. ;-) Feel free to share your favorite apps and even your user name so I can follow yo...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Camera Wars, Tammy Made Me Do It. Tammy Lankford wrote a post the other day titled Renee Burrows inspired me to spend money. Tammy was having issues with her Kodak camera and either needed to upgrade lenses or upgrade cameras. So after reading Renee’s post she upgraded her camera. She selected a ...