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 Cheryl Johnson
(Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)
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A little over a year ago, I wrote the post copied below about using FaceBook's Graph Search.   At that point in time, I did not yet have access to Graph Search for Posts.  It was a long wait for a slow rollout.  But the wait is finally over!  With the newest update of FaceBook Graph Search, I can...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Mobile Friendly Website WWW.ENDREBARATH.COM Posted on Mar 2, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects |     There has  been a lot of discussion for the past couple of  years  about the importance of going Mobile Friendly with Real Estate and any other websites. Needless to say...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Even I Can Have a Lightbulb Moment on Sunday   ActiveRain Ambassador and Sunday Lightbulb Moment Provider Par Excellence Kathy Streib  shares with us on a weekly basis something that makes her sit up and take notice…her self-proclaimed lightbulb moments she has gleaned from the posts of the Activ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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Well today marked a new horizon for my.  My website got over 35,000 unique visitors in past 30 days.  I know some of you have been asking how I do this.  And, the truth is, it's not that hard...if you are focused.   Here is a great guideline, and it's simple to follow, even for novices. On page S...
By Stephen Fells
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Are you using online marketing effectively for your business? If you want to learn how to really ramp up your online marketing strategies from professional experts who use Internet marketing for a living, then you need to read Online FootPrint. It keeps you up to date on the latest aspects of Int...
By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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When you upload a video to YouTube, you can add a location for where it was filmed. This feature doesn't have many obvious benefits when you view videos on YouTube. I imagine that it comes in most handy for developers of third-party websites built on the YouTube API (like a brokerage showing vide...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
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 Agents - Jewelry for Safety - CUFF May Be The Answer -Safety First!   Sometimes a product seems too good to be true. Agents - Jewelry for Safety - CUFF May Be The Answer for our needs. Each of us remembers certain stories about peer REALTORs murdered in the course of their working day. All of us...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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Perhaps you've seen my tutorial video on customizing Google Maps. I recorded that back in 2011. Over the past year, Google Maps received a pretty big makeover in how it looks. Just in the past week, one of the last pieces was upgraded. This is the piece where you can create "My Maps". A custom ma...
By Real Bird
(RealBird Inc.)
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The winner of the latest RealBird sweepstake that ended January 30 is Dennis DaPrile Congratulation Dennis and many thanks for everybody who participated and for referring new members to RealBird !  The new RealBird sweepstake is already running. All your previous referral points will be an entry...
The RealBird MiniSite and TinySite widgets have been used for years on thousands of real estate websites and blogs. The updated widgets are now called the "RealBird Property Cards" because of the responsive, mobile friendly and modern "card" layout. This update is backward compatible: all the pre...
By Stephen Fells
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If you are a Follr Pro user you get detailed statistics that show you many things!   To access your statistics simply log into your account and click your profile image in the top right corner:      Click the 'Statistics' link which will show you the available reports:     You can see who has vis...
By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Reputation Marketer
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
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This real estate video meme, featuring a quotation by John Sutuart Mill, was made with Explaindio video creator. Add a real estate video as a "cartoon" to web pages, and post it on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.    
By Jenn Hart, Richmond, VA, REALTOR®, 804-317-7997
(Jefferson Properties)
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A few weeks ago, after the murder of Beverly Carter, there was lots of chatter about realtor safety, and someone on Active Rain blogged a list of apps for personal safety. I wish I could remember who penned that blog so I could give them a shout out, but alas I don't recall the author.  I did, ho...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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Today video marketing is a whole new ball game.  More and more people are utilizing video to market their business.  In real estate, virtual tours were once the only video you’d see online.  And, those were usually only seen on the agents’ website.   Here’s a few ways you can successfully use vid...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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I'm still on my concept of doing fewer blog posts, but making them each go further.  Below is a link to a super video which explains how to get more from your blog posts.   Some of this I do.  Some of it I don't, and some of it was new.   The video is great because there are several new ideas her...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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F. Ron Smith weighs in on the issue of Zillow and Trulia and the role these websites play in his industry. What do you think? Join the discussion in the comments! You can also listen to segments from previous shows here:   Don't forget to "like" our Fa...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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F. Ron Smith's company, Leverage Global Partners, has a LookBook online. Smith tells Jim and Diana all about it and how it's useful in his industry. What do you think? Have anything to add? Join the discussion in the comments! You can also listen to segments from previous shows here: http://www....
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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YouTube Thursdays Interactive Videos - Choose Your Own AdventureInteractive videos are similar to a choose your own adventure story.  It’s a great way to engage viewers - and keep them engaged.   I can envision this as being a very powerful tool for REALTORS®. Imagine the ability to have viewers ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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This question keeps coming up again and again and again.  Should you republish your content on LinkedIn?  Should you post an intro and then link to your post?  Should you publish another version????   The question especially keeps coming up now that the Pulse has opened up blogging to everything....
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Overcoming the Daunter of Cloud Storage   I have learned the last few years to embrace cloud storage, e-signatures, digital fax service, video phone calls, online photo storage, e-books, web conferencing, podcasts, smart phones, hot-spot use of my phone, gps navigation, and even blogging as a mea...