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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! If variety is indeed the spice of life, then ya'll are in for a tantalizing treat this week as several Facebook tenets are previewed in the tips highlighted below. In fact, I would venture to say you will find at least one tip (maybe more) that either gives you a...
By Kevin Vitali, Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers
(EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales)
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The following tutorial will show you how to use multiple flash with Photoshop Layer Mask.  This kitchen photograph taken in Methuen Massachusetts was particularly difficult to light effectively with strobes.  Because I am trying to show the entire room there are really no where to hide the strobe...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, Realtor,GRI, e-PRO,RECS
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Just got this yesterday. It's been a long time since I'v been authorized to advertise any sale price on Top Producer products but here it is. So far this is only effective until the end of September. The QR bundle - Top Producer 8i plus Market Snapshot - on sale for $84.95/mo. The Success Suite i...
By Kristi Knutson, Blog Trainer ☂
(ActiveRain ♥ 888-643-3837)
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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 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...
1. It's where your customers are The average US consumer spends an average of 2 hours and 19 minutes on mobile apps a week right now. Now that statistic is a lie, but if it was real it would be profound and reason enough to make sure that you are investing significantly in mobile app marketing. R...
By Richard Smith, We help people own their dream homes.
(LeaderOne Financial Corporation)
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Appy Hour: The 13 Best Apps for Realtors We have found the numerous innovative apps out there that can make the life of a real estate agent that much easier. Join Richard Smith of The Richard Smith Team of LeaderOne Financial as you will learn the 13 Best Real Estate Apps you can use to win in Re...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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Last week, Mary was previewing a home for some out-of-town buyers. Her report to them included the fact that there was a strong cat urine smell in the home. Ordinarily, we'd expect that to be a deal killer, but our buyers are looking in a tough market segment with a lot of competition, and pickin...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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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 Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Hollywood Gets OK on Drone Use, How About Equal Treatment for Realtors?   I'm happy to learn that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has succeeded in persuading the Federal Aviation Agency to approve the use of aerial drones in filmmaking, at least on a limited basis.  I'm sure this...
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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A Real Estate agent is the receptionist, message taker, cashier, customer service department, complaints department, document preparation department, facilitator, mediator, negotiator, fiduciary, confidant and buck stops here person all rolled into one and quite a bit more too WHAT ARE THEY THINK...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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  What comprises a model luxury real estate personal brand? It is the fusion of your marketplace and its lifestyle, the spirit of your own personality, your personal values and personal preferences, tempered in such a way that it clearly communicates on the wavelength of your ideal target clients...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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What mobile data plan do you have? 1GB or 2GB perhaps? So you hate it when you get your bill and there is that “overage charge” because you crossed the quota line even by a fraction. Well here’s one culprit that you may want to put right into jail – the Facebook app. Have you noticed how many vid...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As you probably already know Apple announced the soon to be released Apple Watch on Tuesday. I’ve seen several pictures on the internet already and it is nowhere near as bulky or cumbersome as one might have expected. It is basically the size of a standard watch but of course that’s where the si...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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  A potential homeowner went to buy some property with a hill on it - but it was a little steep.   Meet the exact needs of your clients and keep them coming back to YOU with:Our Interactive MLS Search giving them instant access to every listing, everyphoto, all the details, valuable Market Statis...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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During my real estate career I must admit that I have sorta been forced into things by a forceful daughter.  Way back in the early 1990's she made this statement, "Mom, you need a computer." "What's a computer?" was my probable reply.  She conveniently left hers with me while she wasn't using it ...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
( 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 Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
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  My Most Popular Pinterest Board: Sometimes, the most popular things are a surprise. I would have thought that my Chocolate! Board would be it but no, I would be wrong. My most popular board on Pinterest is my  Gardens & Outdoor Living Spaces board. Here's the link to it, so take a look. From th...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty)
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Texting is not exactly my favorite method of communication.  And one of the more frustrating aspects of texting is typing out my name when I am texting someone who doesn't know me.  I found that using Short Cuts can make texting much easier for me.  Instead of pecking out my name and company, I s...
Today I am introducing Houseline. I decided to do it here, because I love this community and owe it the best of what I have to offer. We created Houseline to equip real estate agents with the technology needed to compete, and to win, against the big real estate portals in the mobile marketplace....