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 Kristi Knutson, Blog Trainer ☂
(ActiveRain ♥ 888-643-3837)
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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 Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Comments 50
Pinterest Delicious and SEO Too   I'm still fairly new to Pinterest and I have a lot to learn but I found that boards (pages to the uninducted) have quite a bit of power. Some of my boards show up on Google in first or second place positions. Boards should have your website and your name and ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 1
The real estate profession is continuously evolving to incorporate modern technology techniques that can help your business. It is important to have an effective online marketing strategy that will attract attention and drive traffic. A crucial element in real estate marketing is the blog. When s...
By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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     The most annoying feature on Twitter is automated Direct Messages.  Don't send them!  A majority of Twitter Users detest Direct Messages.  You will get muted, blocked, unfollowed, or reported for spam if you auto-DM your Followers.          Direct Messages, aka "DM", are a time...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
Comments 33
I love Twitter. There’s something really personal about it that makes it my go-to forum for reading news, sharing, or just venting. Who knew 140 characters could have such a vast impact? But, there’s also Twitter for real estate. You’ve read about the PR disasters following big businesses that tw...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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   I have been visiting the Houzz site for about a year now simply as a consumer.  We were in the process of building a home this past year so the site was of great interest to me.  I enjoy the way the site is set up and the quality of the pictures.   Once our home was completed, I still found th...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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Here it is... Let me know if this helps you!   See this post for more details...  How To Create Unlimited Landing Pages Attracting Hundreds of Leads    
By Wayne Martin, Sales Manager - New Homes & Condominiums Division
(Michael Saunders & Company)
Comments 21
Recently, my signal was weak so I called my provider, Comcast. After 30 inutes of trubleshooting I was told that my modem was bad and I should take it in and get a replacement. The signal was spotty and often times, for no apparent reason, would go off line. I took it in and traded it out for a n...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Comments 18
It is a dream come true for many business owners, including us real estate agents, for our content to be found on page numero uno of the Google search results.  There are many ways to get there including paying for Google Adwords placement, having extensive content on your site, or simply being P...
By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(John Marshall )
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Book Review: Raving Fans - A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles. This is a very simple, quick read and worth 10,000 times its weight in gold. Some of you that follow me may know, and for the rest of those that don't know, I am an avid reader. For ye...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 2
Doorway Pages.. What are they, How are they used, does Google Like Them? | Online Marketing Tips from Lori Ballen by Lori Ballen   Doorway pages are “stand-alone” pages designed specifically to attract the attention of search engine crawlers–specifically Google. Considered a  “black hat” SEO tech...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
Comments 1
Are you looking for real estate email newsletter templates that’ll help you stand out from the crowd? Position yourself as a home expert? Stay top of mind with your sphere?In this article we’ll discuss the benefits of email newsletters for REALTORS®, what makes a good e-Newsletter, and how you ca...
By Tim Lockhart, Real Estate Agent Keller Williams Realty
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Marketing With Technology   With the world becoming more electronically absorbed, pretty much the only way to get someone's attention is through some form of technology. And with the internet at everyone's fingertips, announcing a listing to an expansive buyer market is now easier than ev...
By Janell Kittleson, Property Management Software & Tenant Screening
(Rentec Direct)
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As we continue to create more and more videos, our team at Rentec Direct has been sorting through older videos where both marketing and instructional objectives were combined and are working to create a new approach to communicating with our customer base.   Besides the SEO benefit you receive fr...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
Are you ready to embrace the technology? Well, ActiveRain is the best place to learn through a vast experience of many members who share their 'experties'. Here's a re-blog from Eileen. Swimming In Baby Boomer Real Estate Technology   I recently attended an educational event at the Gr...
By Glenda Cherry, Realtor / Photographer
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 15
Every year, the camera manufacturers bring out their latest models touting an ever increasing number of pixels.  In theory, the greater the number of pixels, the higher resolution the image.  But there's a lot more to it than that.   The size and price of a camera is, in great part, determine...
By Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(Bruce Kunz @ Veltri & Associates, 866-483-5874 x464)
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Two Great Assistants - YouMail & ReQall - Make My Life Lots Easier!      UPDATE: Since this post was written in June of 2013, ReQall has discontinued the service described here. Their replacement offering is WAY more powerful and too much for me. I'm still looking for a 'simple to use...
By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
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Have you ever wondered what exactly is the difference between all of the Social Media Sites and how to best utilize them? Do you want a quick, easy and funny tutorial that sums up quickly what each site is for? Well, look no further ... I stumbled upon (no pun intended!!) these FUN Charts this mo...
By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
Comments 12
  Lafayette IN 47901 downtown 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhouse for sale with 2 car garage in Centennial Neighborhood located at 614 North 5th Street, Lafayette IN 47901.   Lafayette IN 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom townhouse has 1,550 finished square feet living space.   This 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom to...
By John DL Arendsen, Real Estate Bkr, Factory Built home Dealer/Devlpr
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC)
Comments 0
California's Foundation Retrofit Requirements For Resident Owned Manufactured Homes.   HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 18551: Manufacture Home Foundation Requirements     There is a specific PROTOCOL in the State of California mandated by the California Housing & Community Developent Depar...