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 Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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The online marketer today is not the same as the marketer even 5 years ago. We must be fast to implement, integrate, and innovate. Today, we must be quick to adapt. We must be ready to make a sudden change. We must accept that what worked yesterday may not work today. We must realize competition...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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  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 Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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  How to sell more homes in 2015   How to Find MORE TIME in Every Day   Today we will share with you the TOOL that will assist you in making a HUGE change in your life and in your business. Please understand, this won’t happen overnight and it may not happen within a couple of weeks, I know becau...
By Eric Martell, Ph.D.
(RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc.)
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We've found that a short video works as well as a bio for a lot of today's younger clients. You might take a look at this one (warning: full volume audio) and give me your comments: If enough people are interested, I'll post a second blog detailing the steps to take to do it yourself. Namaste! Eric
By Eric Martell, Ph.D.
(RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc.)
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There is a ton of competition in the real estate industry today. In our market alone, the MLS roster has 24,637 agents. Tha's today; there's undoubtedly more coming into the business tomorrow. So, how do you stand out? I've been in this business long enough to know that you can spend tens of tho...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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As social media explodes in popularity and mobile use expands, you might be re-strategizing how to spend your marketing dollars. You might also be cringing at the idea of spending an inordinate amount of money on relatively new, untested waters, like social media ads. But, you have to go where th...
By Emelyn Morris-Sayre, CRS, REALTOR, Lakewood/Denver 303-517-5116
(The Berkshire Group)
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My Iphone screen is barely visible....why?   All of a sudden this morning, the screen on my Iphone has turned very dark so I can hardly read the phone numbers of incoming calls or see the rectangle at the bottom to swipe it open.  For those of you that have an IPhone, has this ever happened to yo...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot REALTOR & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
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Is there a Way to Search for most Recent Posts on a Particular Topic? I have been recently been searching for a new CRM. I entered "CRM Wordpress" in the searchbox. The results gave me a few posts in Active Rain mostly from 2010.  Things change fast in our business. I am NOT interested in what wa...
By Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
(The Jordon Wheeler Group)
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Another Phone Upgrade - Samsung Note 4 I upgraded my cell phone over the weekend from the Samsung Note 2 to the Samsung Note 4.  Two generations later and I can tell the differences between the two phones.   I got the Samsung Note 2 earlier this year, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  I rarely bite t...
By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
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Posting this from New Orleans, where I'm attending my first National Association of Realtors national convention. One of the highlights of today was a seminar on the use of drones for aerial photography for real estate use. We had two industry experts with the best intel available - the good new...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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Today I'm going to share a tutorial video showing how I use Ribbet to colorize old black and white photographs. Ribbet is very user friendly and the technique I use is like coloring or painting when you were a kid. It's really just a matter of choosing a color, applying it, and then adjusting the...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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STOP – LOOK – LISTEN When we realize according to NAR (where we pay millions of dollars to) that the #1 complaint against real estate agents is: non-communications and if those of us who want to increase our income, make it a point to communicate more frequently not only with our clients and cus...
By Nicole Ocean
(BPO Automation Group & BPO University)
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AutoFill Your BPO's in 5 Minutes                                                                                                         11/24/2014   BPO's Leaving You Stressed? There is a Better Way! Let us help! Sign Up Today for Half Price! AutoFill Your BPO's in "5 Minutes" Guaranteed Contact...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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Blink and you’ll miss it! It’s that time of year again once more, and it seems as though 2014 has flown by. Our Real Estate Marketing group wanted to take the opportunity to give thanks to our clients, our colleagues and the team members that make up our innovative, professional Real Estate Virtu...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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In this post, we will take a look at the difference between the high resolution photos that we take with our cameras as compared to the optimized copy that we should be using when we are working with web presentations. Having high resolution images is great for certain types of presentations such...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Every week I pick 10 posts that I think that could use a second look, a little more exposure, or that are so good that I want all my friends to have a chance to experience it. This week is no exception and it has been a challenge to narrow the list down to 10, I hope that you enjoy these along wi...
By James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move
(Real Living | At Home)
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I read a good article this week :   about the use of drones for real estate photography.   Currently in the US; the FAA does not allow the use of drones for commercial purposes.  Our neighbor to the north; Canada - does allow t...
By Kevin Vitali, Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers
(EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales)
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One of the most important photographs of the home is the front of the home.  One of the most difficult shots to take and make look good is the house that never gets sun on the front of the house because it faces northwards or is blocked by trees.  Usually they are washed out or too dark.  Heres a...
By Rita Roninki
(Luminary Elements)
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Are you in the verge of tackling a WordPress site or thinking about it? Maybe you've already tested the waters and left the starting blogs. It can get overwhelming fast. To make the journey to the WordPress world smooth, enjoyable and exciting - and much less frustrating - I am putting together a...
By Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
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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 article...