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 Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
(breakthroughBroker.com)
Comments 155
If you're a celebrity real estate agent this article is NOT for you. If you have a team of agents and you sell hundreds of homes a year this article is NOT for you. If you have a big social media marketing budget and 20 hours per week to dedicate or delegate to Social Media marketing this art...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 106
Attracting New Clients - What’s your Style?    Most of my business comes from referrals, and that makes me happy. It confirms my desire to offer exemplary service and an all around enjoyable experience.  Obviously, if my clients and former clients feel I’m doing a good job, they won’t hesitate to...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 52
 Free Tools to Make Graphs, Charts, Presentations and More        We all know the trial period does not last long when you buy a new computer for most any software that you need to make it work. What is needed is a free open source office suite. And here it is... a great way to get your office up...
By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 92
     When is the last time you updated your Twitter page?  Have you been to your Facebook Page in the last year?   What about your YouTube Channel?  If your Social Media pages are out of date, either update the sites, or take down the links to them!        There is nothing worse than clicking a F...
By Nancy Golliday, Web Design for RE
(NancyGolliday.Com)
Comments 2
Agents have been asking for a condensed quick search form that will fit in a side column for at least 2 years now.   I thought we were making progress when I got an email from Point2 telling me they'd let me know when "implemented." I was ecstatic! This was about a month or so ago. ...
By Judy & Allan Wagner, We Promise Clients Our Best & We Keep Our Promises
(Weichert, REALTORS, Weber-Hodges Group)
Comments 7
ZESTIMATES...the bane of my existence may be going AWAY! Is this true? Who knows for sure, excpet maybe the Zillow "Powers that Be." I have a new client whom i have only "met" online.   She sending me some crazy homes asking, "what about this one? Why didnlt you send this...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 9
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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 52
How to get to Page one of Google: The Holy Grail of Realtors...the dilemma... Social Media Expert, SEO Experts, Internet Gurus, Successful Internet Realtors… The list goes on and on… Everyone has a point, everyone has a theory and the message is either mixed or polar opposite from each other. So ...
By Kristi Knutson, Blog Trainer ☂
(ActiveRain ♥ 888-643-3837)
Comments 45
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 al...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 45
5 Ways to use Landing Pages for your Real Estate Business | Online Marketing Strategies & SEO If you are looking for an effective way to increase the number of leads you can generate for your business, creating the right landing pages may be the best solution. Landing pages are often erroneou...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 36
What Do You Think of the New Facebook Messenger App I had been getting a message from Facebook for several weeks to download the 'Messenger App' so this weekend I finally did it.  I immediately disliked it but put up with it for over a week. It is loud and dings when a message comes in. P...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
Comments 36
If you haven't figured it out yet, I am a big fan of what Google can do for your business. However, I am convinced that Active Rain has made a difference in my business since I switched over to a rain maker account!  It's amazing how quickly that I see my blog posts rank on Google when I ...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 44
Do You Use the Facebook Graph Search for Real Estate I remember a few years ago when I would be on Facebook and looking for friends or prospective clients and would have a terrible time finding them sometimes. And then if you looked up someone with a common name, you would finally get 50+ but the...
By Karen Winters, Buying, selling & living in beautiful Chicago, IL
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group)
Comments 46
So I just got a call from a "John Roswell" but the person on the other end gave his name as something entirely different.  Plus, let's just say that although the caller ID registered a NY area code, the phone call seemed to originate from a call center that could have been elsewhere...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
Comments 31
    As real estate agents, our productivity is many times determined by how much we can accomplish while out of the office showing homes to buyers, meeting sellers for listing appointments, attending networking events and continuing professional development.  Here are 17 mobile apps (this is the ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 3
The Two Crucial Steps for Real Estate Online Dominance – SEO and Online Marketing by Lori Ballen The Two Crucial Steps for Real Estate Online Dominance – SEO and Online Marketing Real estate brokers with an online presence need a website that stands out from the crowd, especially in the local on...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty)
Comments 5
BeFunky - not just an attitude but a great (FREE) photo editor app is an app I just discovered for my iPhone.  I've been having a blast with this!   BeFunky really is a very powerful and fun app to use to create fun photos, and to improve those that didn't turn out so well!  You can check...
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 3
Wow! This is one of few posts I've ever really taken the time to click on almost every link and read it word for word or view attached videos.   As someone who desires to keep learning and growing I continue to seek out vital and informative information. This post is POWER PACKED with it.  5 ...
By P.J. Tezza
(Jibebuy)
Comments 1
From this story, it sounds like a hacker broke into a Realtor's email account, then used it to try and get the Realtor's buyer to wire $5,000 into the hacker's bank account. I can't say if this story is really true, but I don't see why it couldn't happen! http://www.reddit...
By Steve Taplin
Comments 0
My website is showing up for my major keyword phrases in other search engines not in Google. Why?If you’re trying to drive traffic to your website you need to realize that rankings (and the traffic they may bring) are not static. You may get comfortable seeing your website rank highly for your mo...