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 Kristi Knutson, Blog Trainer ☂
(ActiveRain ♥ 888-643-3837)
Comments 47
I've had a lot of people ask about the Blogging Blueprint HTML formats, where to find them, and how to use them, so I've written this blog as an easy reference to pull the code from!   Using them is so simple! Just follow these steps: Simply click in the box Scroll down to highlight it all, or si...
By Andrew Garofalo, Realty Jedi
(Rise Realty)
Comments 23
Below is a checklist that I use for open houses that is saved in my Evernote app. When I first created the list I left "obvious" items, like my mobile phone, off of the list, but I found that including everything that I could think of, even the obvious, was better than not including something and...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 39
Where are they?   They signed up.....   I was looking for a REALTOR  (in Colorado) that signed on and set up a profile today and found 6,521 total that have signed in, and some have started a profile.   Some even wrote a few posts, but then disappeared.    Guess they had no idea had they stuck wi...
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)
Comments 38
Using Pinterest To Build a House Many of you know that I have been in the process of building a new house the last few months and we are getting close, really close to our move in date. One of the new social media sites has been a great help to me during the building process is Pinterest.  Here's...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 10
I know that I am overstating the obvious but contemporary norm is business on a batter. Smartphone, tablets, notebooks, Bluetooth devices and a plethora of fully charged gizmos keep us going without regard to proximity. As a matter of fact I am writing this post sitting at the dealership waiting ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 16
"Adams The Tetons and the Snake River" by Ansel Adams -  In a previous post, we discussed incorporating your brand’s strategy in the design, making it user friendly and having great content.  What about the look and feel of your website?   When we work with a luxury real estate professional, we ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 15
Learning to edit when real estate video is in your marketing mix. When you have a video channel for real estate it is like blogging, your website, direct mail, everything you do in marketing. Needs to be a fresh, helpful, steady stream of information put out for a buffet spread. For the dig in, h...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 12
Surge Protection: Do you need it? What does it do? Hope you never have to find out! The other day I found out what Surge Protectors do and do not do. I had an electrician over the house and he was explaining to me as he was doing some wiring, he indicated that there are some old cloth covered wir...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 8
Bryan Robertson, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this comp...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
Comments 3
Our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team understands the busy life of a real estate professional - With appointments, meetings, closings, showings and office time, you're constantly on the go! Every real estate professional can use an extra helping hand, particularly during the busy season, so they...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 81
The Importance of the Sound Check During my days in broadcasting, the station engineers were neurotic about our microphones. They consistently checked the on-air talent’s mic settings and fussed over the sound. It’s that important. Naturally, I learned many terms during that time and one is  call...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 57
For many agents, open houses have mostly fallen by the wayside. However, if you need to do one for a Seller that prefers them or you simply enjoy them as a part of your marketing mix, here are two mobile apps that may help you convert visitors to clients. These apps will help with engagement and...
By Jimmy Chickey, Technology based Las Vegas Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 2
Hyperlapse from Instagram - Helps Make Your Crappy Videos Look Good   Hyperlapse App for iOS Instagram introduced a new stand alone smart phone app today called Hyperlapse.  This is a great app that allows you to stabilize videos created on your iPhone or iPad. Using time-lapse and some tasty alg...
By Magnus Title Marketing
(Magnus Title)
Comments 3
    3 words to the wise:  GOOGLE LOVES WORDPRESS   Matt Cutt, head of Webspam Team at GOOGLE, uses WordPress and recommends you do the same.  Cutt says, “WordPress is a fantastic choice”.  This lead software engineer also stated, “WordPress automatically solves a TON of SEO issues“.   VIEW THESE ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 15
Cool IPhone Gadget | Infrared Camera | FLIR   Always looking for some cool gadget to add to your IPhone?  Most are and this new infrared attachment is just amazing according to Wall Street Journal reports, called the FLIR One.    It is a slide on attachment that gives your camera (iphone 5 and 5s...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 144
I know someone with an inbox that has over 5000 messages in it and 1500 unread emails.  Most of it is SPAM.  Ironically, they tend to respond fairly quickly to messages but often lose track of topics over time.  That got me thinking about how a disorganized inbox can really hurt your business.  W...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
Comments 3
SUMMARY: Ideas for topic areas you can post in social media to help your business. Also, a few execution tips to help you take advantage of how people use social media.   What can you do in social media to increase the chances that someone finds you? Let me show you some content ideas that should...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 8
Jimmy Chickey, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this compet...
By Jimmy Chickey, Technology based Las Vegas Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 123
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 I can't...
By Cathy Roesch, St. Louis MO Auctioneer and Estate Appraiser
(Auctioneer and Appraiser)
Comments 0
Richard, There is so much truth to your article. My I-phone is my business partner and I am constantly on the look out to make sure its charged in case of the long conversation. My complaint is the battery runs down too quickly. Oh well a sign of being used intensely.  I know that I am overstatin...