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 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 Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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This is my 3nd week of Tech Tips from articles I've found on ViralContentBuzz.com.    As background, ViralContentBuzz.com is a FREE site where you can share blog posts that others have written, and in turn you earn credits so others can share your content.  As a result, I have expanded the reach ...
By Debbie James Somers & Company, Debbie James
(Somers & Company)
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Differences Between a Condo Association and a Homeowner’s Association   Understanding the differences between each type of association will help future owners of 30A luxury homes to get the most out of their association’s ownership experience, whether they buy condos or single family homes along ...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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Quick Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Business?   Do you wonder what others are saying about you or your realty firm? Are you perplexed with how to stay in-tuned with the latest gizmos and gadgets for real estate? Are you "in the know" about the latest residential developments in your area or wha...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 110
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 )
Comments 54
  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 ...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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  Real estate sales: who knew it could be so dangerous.  After recent events, let's all beef up our efforts to safely show homes. And since this is trick or treat season, I wanted to share some technology treats (with a few funky song phrases to act as your mnemonics) that will stop devious trick...
By Brian England, Realtor, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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I agree with Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor and even though I somewhat understand hashtags, I still don't know how to utilize them fully.  I am guessing I should do more research, but I am too lazy to do so, haha. Hashtag Hashtag, I Mean ##?   "You need to hashtag your comment" Huh? When did "#" c...
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 Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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Using WordPress?? This is a MUST READ! Just when I thought I was caught up with a few things, I see that there is a better way to implement URL's on my WordPress blog. Thanks to one of our newest members Jessica Worley. An article any real estate WordPress user will find most useful. Did I mentio...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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I was just watching the local news, and they sent camera crews to local Apple Stores.  Tonight, it turns out there are poeple camping out so they can pick up their new pre-ordered iPhones when the stores open in the morning. But wait!  Don't you pre-order a new phone so you don't have to camp out...
By Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer
(Gibson Management Group, Ltd.)
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I used the flashlight app on my first smartyphone (3 phones ago) within the first week....I must have learned to download it because I do not think it came loaded on the phone; however, I used it to show the basement of a 3-story townhouse with the basement bulb had burned out.   I have also advi...
By Louis Williams, The Williams Team (985) 727-7168
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Of course it is the new hype! It is the NEWEST of Apple! Who wouldn't want a larger screen and double the features?! Did you know that within the first 24 hours, Apple had over 4 million advance orders of the new iPhones, which exceeded their initial supply? Which beats the 2 million orders, 2 ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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How To Make an Interactive Map for your Blog Post   I make a lot of maps for my business as well as for my blogs and people often ask how I make these custom interactive maps.  So today I will demonstrate just how easy they are to make and insert into your blog posts.   Creating a custom map may ...
By Jessica Worley
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Hi! I'm new to ActiveRain and it didn't take me long to figure out- the most popular posts are the ones that offer tips and advice. I'm a CDLP (certified legal document preparer) and although I'm not a Realtor or a mortgage broker, we are very similar. We all maintain our own blogs and hustle for...
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....
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 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 Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
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Viscayne Miami Lower Penthouse Condo for Sale | 244 Viscayne Blvd #2403   Walk in to a luxurious destination in Vizcayne Miami Condo 2403. This Viscayne Miami Condo for sale with den sits on the 24th floor and offers 1,741 square feet of guaranteed privacy and features 2 ½ baths, 1 parking space...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Google Updates  The Penguin  Spam-filtering Algorithm The Penguin update following 2.1 is here, but Google actually has not yet given it a number. 3.0 may be correct.  This is the latest of the Penguin updates to attack spam. With this, Google hopes to land a more powerful blow to unacceptable SE...