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 Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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What Navigation Device Do Real Estate Agents Use? Lately I have been using the “waze app”, considered the world’s largest community based traffic navigation app. It gives users the ability to share real time traffic & road information; it even lets you know where local police have speed traps and...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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Santa brought me a new toy - a Canon Powershot SX50. While this camera has been on the market for a couple of years, I first saw it on our recent Amazon trip. It was the camera our expedition leader Angel was using, and I became very impressed with its capabilities.                       I love p...
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)
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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about Simple Tech Tips to Fix What Ails You and how restarting and updating your computer can solve many issues with your computer when it's acting wierd. Tonight I experieced a wierd issue that wasn't solved by those steps. The experience i had was Active Rain...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
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As we gather together this holiday season, I would like to propose participation in the following behavioral experiment: When there are ten or more people in a room, count how many of them at any given time are disconnected from the people around them and are otherwise engaged in the virtual real...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(Keller Williams, Digital Marketing Strategist specializing in Search and Social with The Ballen Method and Vision Masters)
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Domain Authority in Domain Names by Lori Ballen - Speaker, Trainer, Author, Search and Social Expert, Real Estate Business Owner, Creator of The Ballen Method Domain Authority in Domain Names Тhе Internet іs thе source оf 90 percent оf thе іnfоrmаtіоn usеd іn hоmе searches, ассоrdіng tо thе Natio...
By Rich Arnold, Realtor - Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix
(Keller Williams Realty East Valley)
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My Secret Method for Making Listing Videos: REPETITION   I wanted videos for my team listings.  I made one or two and it took forever to figure out what I wanted and to get it the way I wanted it to look.  A lot of work, and I didn't like how long it took me to do it. I went from talking about do...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(Keller Williams, Digital Marketing Strategist specializing in Search and Social with The Ballen Method and Vision Masters)
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Internet Lead Generation | Real Estate SEO Trainer 3,210 Home page / Archives 1,460 Get your FREE ebook – The Secrets of Building a Powerful Real Estate Site with WordPress 1,146 How the Best use Inside Sales Agents in Real Estate 1,009       Event Calendar 751 Ballen Method Success Series 723   ...
By Dawn Brenengen, Sales and Management
(Dawn Brenengen - Trailwood Realty)
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If you are a real estate agent, you are a business person.  Here are some really great books to help keep you in the right business mindset.  Some of these are oldie but goodies, and some are newer.  All of them have some great nuggets of info you can use to be more productive, efficient and thin...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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History of a Painting - "The Coconut Tree", Florida Keys - Islamorada Acryic Painting by Larry Johnston© Islamorada - "a village of the Islands" is located on the islands of Tea Table Key, which is located in the Florida Keys. While exhibiting in an Arts & Crafts Festival there, I was looking up ...
By Bob Stewart, Houseline - Real Estate On Demand
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We've been doing some form of internet marketing in the real estate space for well over a decade. Our first forays into real estate internet marketing were for our own brokerage, where we did quite well. We were able to generate tens of thousands of leads in the early and mid 2000's. But I'll be ...
By Maria Kadau, Tampa Bay Realtor
(Coastal Properties Group Intl/Christie's International)
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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 Jim Hale, On the Move for You! - Eugene - Springfield Oregon
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Please tell me of your personal experience with this Utah-based vender of agent and brokerage websites?   Give it to me straight and quick.  Or down and dirty.  Just hand over the facts.   I'm about to pull the trigger:  
By Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
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  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 Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(Keller Williams, Digital Marketing Strategist specializing in Search and Social with The Ballen Method and Vision Masters)
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  by Lori Ballen, Author, Search and Social Expert, Real Estate Business Owner, Creator of The Ballen Method    Creating a compelling Classified Ad for Real Estate Services by Lori Ballen Here are some suggested sites to place your ad (besides your own site of course)www.ClassifiedAds.comwww.Back...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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We have indeed become a disconnected society and the only way we connect is through social media, instant messaging, texting and such.   I miss the days of old and the conversations we once had and the connections we once had.  Let's all remember those days this holiday season and reconnect with ...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
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Curse from the Programmers: Why Should I Keep it Simple when I Can Make it Fancy and Wonderful? Did you ever ask for help from a programmer? Are you a Wordpress user? If so, you have probably experienced the curse they put on the rest of us. You probably know the wisdom of the SIB-KIS principle b...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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Right now, you can win 10,000 free mass emails from IXACT Contact real estate CRM by simply going to our Twitter page and retweeting out our offer here. If at least twenty people retweet our offer, each person who participated will win the 10,000 free mass emails! It’s as easy as that! Click here...
By Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty)
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Have you thought about the changes in quality of social skills as the result of our increased dependence on technology?  In my opinion, increased dependence on technology comes as an expense against all social skills. I often see a table of diners all looking down at their cell phones rather than...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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Like most real estate professionals, you’re probably using this time to take stock of your marketing and customer service tactics over the last year and deciding how to improve upon them in 2015. Our Real Estate Marketing team has always been big believers in organized, streamlined processes and ...
By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
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Lifestyle is what we do outside our homes.  And that's important in real estate.  Location, location, location.  Lakefront and ski properties always sell for more. My new listing just happens to be next to miles of open space used for mountain biking, hiking, skate skiing and more.  So I went abo...