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.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Technology & Tools

 
By Maria Kadau, Tampa Bay Realtor
(Coastal Properties Group Intl/Christie's International)
Comments 80
For the past few years, the use of drones for aerial photography has become increasingly popular among real estate professionals, and Pinellas County is no exception. Agents are constantly looking for the next up-and-coming, creative, and impressive ways to market their lisitngs. So naturally whe...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Comments 0
    REALTORS: How is your Business Structured for Tax Purposes? If it is structured wrong it will cost you BIG in 2015!   Join us in January all across Metro Detroit with Rob Butler, CPA for a Great lunch where he will be discussing the various types of tax deductions, changes in 2015, depreciati...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
Lori Ballen Real Estate SEO Trainer, Author, Speaker, Business Woman, Matripreneur Real Estate SEO Shop, Learn Internet Marketing The Ballen Method Book The Ballens, Internet Marketing Strategies Find a Real Estate Agent Nationwide Q & A with Lori Ballen, Why does my shared blog rank higher than...
By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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There's no doubt about it. My whole business model needs a good dose of cosmetic surgery.  We've been going through an identiy crisis for the past couple of years because we've been growing and expanding so quickly what with our family businesses all being to intertwined and extremely busy.  I'm ...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 11
I was taking a trip down memory lane earlier today and I decided to try to look up some of my old high school acquaintances in the Internet. In most cases I couldn’t find them. I would have thought that in this day and age the only reason you could not be found on the Internet would be of you dod...
By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
Comments 1
  In the media and from some of our peers we hear about drones, drones, drones. Reality is they are sUAS, UAS and UAV. Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are what those in the aeronautics world refer to them as. I see a lot of articles concerning...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 44
  A recent inquiry by someone who wants to break into the luxury real estate market in 2015 spurred this question, “Is it time to update your existing website or create an additional website for the luxury market?”    This morning, as we were reading our roundup of luxury news, this headline pop...
By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
Comments 0
Pleasanton CA Homes for Sale | Market Update November 2014       Pleasanton, California is a vibrant community located in the Tri-Valley area of the East Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area.  With quaint neighborhoods, a charming downtown, a tech-oriented economy, top rated schools, and perfect wea...
By Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper, San Diego Realtor
(Alliance Group Real Estate)
Comments 4
Just a suggestion to all who have been slow to jump on the Twitter bandwagon, like I was... Connect with your fellow Realtors, or even just your office-mates and keep up to date on new listings and buyer needs. This can be a great way for us to have impromptu need/want meetings throughout the day...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 24
Facebook has 5 Changes to Protect its Users   Facebook’s new search tool will give users the ability to filter through old comments and other information from friends and if you find embarassing posts that were shared on other people's page, you can ask Facebook to remove them.      Search- Faceb...
By RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman, Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate
(RVA HomePRO Realtor with RE/MAX Commonwealth serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia)
Comments 36
Today I spent some time helping out a colleague who was experincing strange behavior with her computer. And then I had to do many of the same things on my computer because it was acting wierd. These steps apply to both Windows and Mac OS X. Most of the things I do are simple steps even someone wi...
By Larry Gray
(Real Estate Consultant)
Comments 3
  Two boys from the city were on a camping trip. The mosquitoes were so fierce the boys had to hide under their blankets to keep from being bitten. Then one of them saw some lightning bugs, and said to his friend: "We might as well give up, they're coming after us with flashlights!"     --------...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 52
I have had my own business blog site for the better part of five years. When I first signed up to have my own custom blogsite built, I was still pretty new to ActiveRain but knew I would want to continue with the experience of blogging about real estate, my community and provide regular local rea...
By Shelley Costello, Real Estate Marketing Expert
(Creative Web Concepts USA.COM)
Comments 5
    Free Realtor Online Training Coming  Monday, December 29 at 03:00 PM EST   Why Instagram is Possibly The Best Real Estate Marketing Tool Ever! Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion.   Citigroup raised the valuation of Instagram this morning from $19 billion to $35 billion.   The photo-sharing ne...
By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
Comments 6
FAA has kicked the can down the road, with its recent announcement extending its deadline for determining rules that would allow the use of drones for aerial photography in the real estate business. Last month, I reported on the seminar on drones, offered at the recent NAR conference in New Orlea...
By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Comments 8
Kinda reminds me of one of my recent posts:  We Had To Travel 12,000 Miles In Less Than An Hour To Close A Deal? BTW, what is the latest E tech for writing an offer for both residential and commercial?   We have talked many times in the last year how innovative technology is changing the way real...
By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
Comments 0
I'm a little dubious frankly. As a major stockholder of The Sky Car for the past 40 years and knowing just how difficult it's been for Paul Moller to perfect this  type of technology and how difficult it has been to establish the necessary geometrical land/air traffic control grid in order to mai...
By Murney Associates Realtors, Murney Associates, REALTORS Sells Real Estate Best
Comments 17
We have talked many times in the last year how innovative technology is changing the way real estate agents do business. The end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 began to change dramatically with agents having the capability to get “e-signatures” on documents such as: listings, contracts, addendums,...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 42
Homesnap A few weeks ago I received an email invite from our local MLS for this program called Homesnap and thought it looked like a great way to market and network with past clients and customers.  Boy was I wrong, I could not have been more wrong. So far it has high jacked my email contacts lis...
By Rain Silverhawk, Realtor, Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate 208-610-0011
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 16
Pinterest How to series- Intro   I have heard of pinterest but what is it? Pinterest as most of you know is a social media platform using groups of pictures to share with others.  Think of it as a picture list divided up in different categories of all your favorite things in one place. My son cre...