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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Rebloged from the RealBird posterous blog. TechCrunch reported that Google will send out some 190,000 QR stickers (barcodes in short) to local businesses, which can be used by iPhone, Android and other mobile users with capable devices to look up information at the spot. With Google's recent pus...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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Freaking Out About Mobile Compliancy on Your Website?   We've been getting a lot of phone calls and emails lately about mobile compliancy, and to be honest I havent' had a chance to write a blog about it until now because of the influx in these calls. Google will be using mobile friendly as a ran...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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Something New to Spice Up Your Blogs! Google is always changing things. If you are like me, then you are constantly reading something about search, SEO, SERPS and more. Hard to stay current with all the different things that we need to be doing. Some agents leave it up to a webmaster and others d...
By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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2 Things I Found to be a Total Waste of Money  When I got into real estate 11 years ago, everyone in my office had an opinion of what to do to get leads and make money. But what I was told mainly was that you had to spend money to make money. Made sense so I started paying for advertising. Here a...
Today I am introducing Houseline. I decided to do it here, because I love this community and owe it the best of what I have to offer. We created Houseline to equip real estate agents with the technology needed to compete, and to win, against the big real estate portals in the mobile marketplace....
By Stephen Fells
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Wow! Just wow!   Google today announced Smartbox — a better, smarter mailbox that fuses physical mail with everything you love about the electronic kind.   Smartbox is currently in field trial. If you’re not yet using Inbox, simply email any time before April 2 to be invited, and...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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As we get into the colder months and holidays (at the end of the year), the clicks to my website decline.  Same pattern every year.  And, there are bigger dips around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.  No surprises there.   Once I hit January 3rd or so, the visitors begin to increase.  ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! If variety is indeed the spice of life, then ya'll are in for a tantalizing treat this week as several Facebook tenets are previewed in the tips highlighted below. In fact, I would venture to say you will find at least one tip (maybe more) that either gives you a...
By Gary Frimann, California Broker and REALTOR
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Here is an infographic that was put out by the California Association of Realtors for all to share.  My last two leads I can atrribute to people finding me on social media.  one was someone I knew in high school and we had reconnected on Facebook.  The other one was a local lead that came up on a...
By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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I learned to type on a manual typewriter. I bought my first electric typewriter in college. In college classes and at a job, I learned to use a keypunch machine (now as obsolete as those typewriters I used). The first computer I saw in person was in a glass-encased, temperature and humidity contr...
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 Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As you probably already know Apple announced the soon to be released Apple Watch on Tuesday. I’ve seen several pictures on the internet already and it is nowhere near as bulky or cumbersome as one might have expected. It is basically the size of a standard watch but of course that’s where the si...
By David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
(DMK Real Estate )
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Realtors® Are You Using NAR RPR? Realtors Property Resource® was created by the National Association of Realtors® for the sole purpose of providing Realtors® with market data, property details, maps and demographic information along with Comps and Property Investment Analysis tools. RPR helps you...
By Matt Stigliano
(Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME)
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photo courtesy of whiteafrican Big news for some becomes big news for all. You may remember me discussing some thoughts about the Realtors® Property Resource (RPR) the other day in "Will the Realtors® Property Resource (RPR) drive up the costs of referrals?"  I was lucky enough to have been invi...
By Cathy Bureau, Your Personal Real Estate Concierge
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I always try to share new stuff that I learn at seminars and workshops. I sat in a workshop during the Texas Realtor Convention and boy oh boy were there loads of etoys! I think my favorite take away is...... RPR! A Freebie on that! What is it? Here's what NAR says: Exclus...
By Tim Mancuso, Elite Sales Coach - GROW SMART
(Independent Coach, Trainer & Consultant)
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Great discussions are happening about RPR and the transition to enhanced data or parcel-based MLS systems. Aggregators are looking for ways to integrate the myriad of information around a specific property record and present this to their end users; whether that is the REALTOR, consumer, service ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Low Tech or High Tech? What do you prefer? Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects  Low Tech or High Tech? What do you prefer? We were in beautiful Pasadena, yesterday. The assignment was to go to Restoration Hardware, truly a blog by itself. (Soon to be pub...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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Among a few fond memories I have of the later 1950’s (I was just a young'n then) is the advertising in magazines, newspapers and on television. We were all going to live a wonderful modern life with amazing products that would bring us every convenience. We'd see the USA in a Chevrolet and take i...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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This is follow up info to a prior blog on Drones.  I am gettng lots of advertisments from vendors offering photography by drones and I respond by asking if they are licensed to fly a drone and am told they done need a drone for a hobby.  My next response is, "Great, do it."  Then they talke money...