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 Joy Roussell, Dedicated Realtor
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In this day and age, if you don't know how to send a text, you're considered old school. I mean come on, how many years has texting been around? 30 years. Can you believe that?!  New inventions that can change lives are being  every single day. And some of us don't even know how to us...
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 Code. Can & No Can Do's For Mobile Or Manufactured Homes   Having been in the Manufactured Housing Industry for the past 3 decades we are always receiving calls and email inquires regarding the Can & No Can Do's for this increasingly complex industry. The following Heal...
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 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 P.J. Tezza
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Hi everybody - as some of you already know, I'm working on a new tool for Realtors called Jibebuy. I very positive reponses when I demo the product in person, but I've really struggled with the marketing materials. I spent all last weekend (yeah, I'm a geek) working on a completely di...
By Suzanne Martin, Your Orange County Real Estate Broker!
(Beachstone Properties, Inc.)
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How to Get LinkedIn Connections   Easy Tips On Getting Your LinkedIn Profile Noticed!   As a real estate agent and independent broker in Orange County, CA, I realized that I needed to step up my game with social media.  How many of us have put it off?  Have you?  Well....time to get into the game...
By gwen wilson, CEO MAPS 290
(MAPS 290)
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  There is a good chance another Real Estate Professional in your area is using MAPS290 to provide Home Scores!   Are you being left out? Let's give a Shout-Out to our reps in Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Tulsa, Salem, Phoenix, New Orleans, Dallas, Indianapolis, Virginia Beach, Halifax, NS, Canad...
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...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Infographics - Clickable Links Assistance Needed I have been searching the Internet high and low the last couple of days looking for instructions on how to embed a hyperlink onto an Infographic but all I keep finding are how to's for embedding code to generate or re-use an Infographic. If you...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
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Technology has always been exciting for me and I get pumped up when something new comes along. However, in rare instances, some things just don't make sense to me. One such example of this is (or was) the QR code.  I admit it - I don't get it and never did.  It has been out since 1999 and...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Using IFTTT and RSS Feeds for Value Add Posts in Hyperlocal Facebook Strategies   Those of you who know me know I’m very into tech and systems and internet lead generation, and I build of course around all of those things. So whenever I find a really cool new tool that doesn’t take away value of ...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Did you get the Tip of the Weekend last week? (The new feature in your AccelerAgent Toolkit).Here is the description for you: The New Listing Slideshow feature for your website’s homepage is in your Toolkit! Why is this important to your business? You are now able to display custom IDX results on...
By Pete X-Investment to Luxury, Huntington Beach, CA -GRI-MCNE 714.459.2017, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(X Group Real Estate Advocates )
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FAA/Drone Debacle     By Mike Fortin  Originally Posted on on July 7th 2014 (received reposting permission)   Sadly people are being lied to by the FAA about the "rules" and or "policies" that the FAA says they have in place.   The TRUTH is that the FAA DOES NOT...
By Mahesh Kashyap
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Finding your dream home can be a daunting task. From choosing the perfect neighborhood to sifting through the sea of information about realtors in the area, each step of your search becomes more complicated than the last.That’s where we come in. ZipandFind will help you identify expert real estat...
By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Reputation Marketer
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
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National Assn. of REALTORS created a very elegant campaign last year to celebrate the Code of Ethics Centennial. There is a great selection of Facebook covers many REALTORS use on their Facebook profile pages. I combined some of those image and created an animated GIF image that will work on Goog...
By gwen wilson, CEO MAPS 290
(MAPS 290)
Comments 0 Go to the link above and download this Game Board for your buyers packet.  Customize it to your brand.  Fun way to take your buyers thru the buying process.  More free stuff on the web, help yourself.  New uploads this coming week for sellers.  Your comments ...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal & Surrounding Areas
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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Using Social Media to Grow Your Real Estate Business with Pinterest   Social Media Tip of the Week......Using Pinterest to Grow Your Real Estate Business Are you using Pinterest in your Real Estate Business? If not, you should consider using it.  Pinterest is a great way to connect with people f...
By Jim Brooks
(The Brooks Team- Realty One Group)
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If you've ever dabbled in SEO and have ever had a brand new website built for you, or maybe you built it yourself, you know how tough it can be to get that website ranking high organically. A great way to get started is to piggy back off of your profiles on public, established social media fo...
By Joy Roussell, Dedicated Realtor
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Social Media has created a new era in this world. From MySpace to Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to Snapchat we have seen many websites devoted to social media! It astonishes me on how well social media has expanded. There are many reasons and ways realtors can take these trends of social media...
By Mike Carlos, Realtor, Tallahassee FL
(Keller Williams Town & Country Realty)
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Text messaging 101-I have to say that the people that came up with all these really have alot of time on their hands...but I am glad for it because it is really neat!  Tought I would share to get everyone up to spead. Smiley Faces -  Showing Emotions In Text ChatA 'smiley face', often cal...