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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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As I am learning about how to use my New Lenovo Yoga PC  Windows 8.1, at the same time I am also learning how to use my Wordpress Website www.endrebarath.com, and at the same time I am learning on how to use my new Lexus RX 350.   The technology is amazing but very overwhealming. While this tech...
By Lynn B. Friedman, REALTOR ATL BuckheadMidtownWestside 404.939.2727
(- - - Concierge Real Estate Services for YOU - - - Providing SERVICE for Sellers & Buyers is our BUSINESS)
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Dear Readers -  KRISTI KNUTSON from ActiveRain Staff offers all of us an amazing tool here --- she supplies the HTML Code for Blogging! Kristi posted various TOPIC SPECIFIC options for us to use as a Template. Choices are Listings, Local News, Holiday (just in time for the HALLOWEEN POST BONUS 10...
By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad 707.646.1876
(Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy)
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HomeSnazzer, a makeover app for Real Estate Listings, has this really cool tool that allows your website visitors the opportunity to "redecorate" homes while viewing them on the screen. The tools work on computer desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Here's an inter-active virtual sample...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
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SUMMARY: Getting more online reviews, and making the most of them. The last time I shopped for a real estate agent, I looked for who in the area had the most and best reviews. I ended up not selling my house at the time ... but signed that Realtor up as my first agent client! Good reviews are bot...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
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SUMMARY: A list of ideas to help you write better, more search-friendly blogs. Great blog posts can give a real boost to your search engine rankings and real-life response.  If only it were easier to sit down and crank out a long, interesting, entertaining post, huh? With as much writing as I do,...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
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You know, those distracting banners and ads that have no place on a business site? Point2 created a terrific infographic describing BAD ideas for real estate websites.I had to laugh at a few of these... I've come across repeat offenders for the font rule! The preceding was adapted from RISMedia's...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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 A few months ago I wrote a blog that extolled the virtues of using Active Rain and Google to help your customers find your business (and your blog) online.  I'd like to continue that thought and tell you what YouTube and Active Rain can do for your online reputation as well! Today, I'd like to t...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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In case you missed this list that Kyle Hiscock compiled for who to follow in Real estate on Pinterest.   The "Who's who" - Real estate industry to follow on Pinterest   I was so honored to be included on this list.  You may also recognize a few other Active Rainers including: Bill Gassett Lynn Pi...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Search Engine Optimization Tip for Content Writing The Importance of SEO When content is listed at the top of the most popular search engines, it did not end up there by chance. It takes a combination of the correct use of keywords, keyword phrases and the right density of those phrases and words...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
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With the recent announcement of Apple Watch (and devices like the Pebble Smartwatch already on the market), it’s no secret that wearable tech is here to stay. I can’t imagine smartwatches will take the Paris runways by storm, but the gadgets themselves are pretty neat, and capable of doing far mo...
By Katrina Benton, Internet Marketing Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
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By Clint Weldon
(Weldon Realty Group - Jaron Hall Properties)
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I wanted to quickly share my recent experience with choosing a domain name that works. I use a lead generation website to feed my pipeline. When I initially signed up, I just randomly chose a domain name when they guy on the phone asked me to give him one. I hadn't really thought that deeply abou...
By The Romanski Group
(The Romanski Group/ Keller Williams Realty)
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AVM's Here's a little tidbit that isn't typically talked about; AVM's! The real estate industry has been blessed and hurt by these little snippets of code. But what are they? What are they intended for and what value do they bring? AVM is actually an acronym that stands for auto-valuation model. ...
By Fred Griffin, Real Estate Technology
(Get There Social Media, LLC)
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     Fax machines!    We think of them as leftovers from the 1980's.  But the facsimile machine is older than Alexander Graham Bell (invented in the year 1843, Google it).      Faxes require a dedicated landline.  They take up valuable space on a desk or a table top.  But, there are still lots of...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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Email marketing campaigns are a great way for REALTORS® to stay in touch with their clients. But do you know how your campaigns are performing? More importantly, do you know how to use that data to further enhance the performance of your current efforts? Deciphering the data behind a real estate ...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
(iPartnerMedia.com and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
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Apple announced recently that they’re pulling the latest iOS update after hundreds of complaints and concerns from users. So what happened? The release of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been what we hoped for but scattered with a few bumps on the way. The mass release of U2’s “Songs of In...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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I teamed up with Cherie Crossman at RE/MAX Leading Edge today to figure out plus record the bottom line step by step instructions for Zipform Realtor Users to write an Offer or compile Agency Forms or complete a Listing Agreement on an iPad or mobile device. Enjoy our step by step Milestone Event...
By Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque
(eXp Realty)
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Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in a Hangout with Bob Stewart, Chad Hyams, Eric Proulx and two other AR members. I'm going to post it here so you can see what a Google Hangout looks like.     Google Hangouts are automatically recorded and posted by YouTube if you choose. So in effec...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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In 3 short days (30 Sept), Google will pull the plug on its very first social network (Orkut). The vast majority of us will not miss it if we have even heard of it (it predates Facebook by a month and was actually bigger than FB in India and Brazil for several years). Sadly, it will soon join th...
By Lance Owens (RS), Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Property sales
(LUVA Real Estate )
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  OK, so I was one of those idiots that camped out overnight for the new iPhone 6+ 128gb. And probably not for the reasons you think, I had actually pre-ordered mine, so I wasn't in that much of a hurry, it was the fact that a good friend of mine does this every year, and he brings his son along ...