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 Debb Janes, Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 32
YouTube Thursdays - Writing a Script for Your Video Video is a powerful tool that enables you to connect with your potential clients. However, you literally have seconds to engage your audience. How are you going to get them to stick around long enough to learn your value proposition?Let’s assume...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 9
So when your email & your Website are down what do you do? Endre Barath, Beverly Hills Realtor  wants to know! I am experiencing a situation that I can hardly write about. Five years ago this happened once, that my website and the emails were down for a few hours. Currently as we speak I am not g...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 1
We just read an article titled "Can you run a successful business without Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com?" We think that any article that shows both sides of a debate is commendable. We have to undertand all sides to an issue. So read both sides. Then hear us out: C'mon guys (this is our facial ex...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 4
The internet does not give you business. You create business by providing relevant info through the Internet and staying top-of-mind. Don't have time to compile long CMAs? No worries. Check out Seller's Corner.  It is a drip e-mail marketing system in conjunction with a CMA. It brings about: -Top...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 19
If you're not reporting your miles, now may be the time to start. With the MileIQ App, there's nothing to configure to make the app run. Just create an account with an email and password, and the first 40 drives you track with the app are free. Automatically track your miles and an immediate log ...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
Comments 5
I recently came across a great article in REM Magazine by Ontario Real Estate Association president, Phil Dorner. He discusses the role technology can play in real estate sales and the impact it can have in helping agents soar to new heights. Should you embrace technology? Dorner firmly believes ...
By Cheryl Johnson
(Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)
Comments 0
When setting up a new iPad, I discovered that iCloud was not syncing all of my contacts.  Most of the contacts were succesfully added to the new iPad, but there were several contacts that showed up ONLY on the iPhone, and did not get added to the new iPad. Googling for an answer, I found I was no...
By Tara Winfield
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Comments 3
Continuing on with my rant regarding my "illegal use of an electronic device" ticket... Once I was back on my way to work... not talking on my phone; I picked up my bottle of Coke with one hand, UNSCREWED THE CAP WITH MY OTHER HAND, and then proceeded to enjoy a sip of my tasty beverage.  Then, w...
By Johnny Morrow, Simple CRM Development
(Track The Lead)
Comments 0
Ok, ok.  Before all of my fellow Rainers tell me that there are already a lot of choices for Real Estate CRM's, or databases, let me just say it.  I know. So then why did I decide to put forth a lot of time and effort into developing another one?  I did not like the choices available to me.  They...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 6
Tech Tip #6: Evernote Evernote Technology can be a great help in your real estate career.  However, just because it is the new 'flashy' thing doesn't mean that it will actually make you more productive.  I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and actually can slo...
By Bruce Kunz, Realtor, Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(Bruce Kunz @ Veltri & Associates, 866-483-5874 x464)
Comments 16
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' replaceemn...
By Will Daly, www.WeKnowUrban.com - Phoenix High Rise and Loft Condo Expert
(We Know Urban Realty)
Comments 14
Have you heard whether or not Killer IDX by Success Web Systems is out of business?  I have been using them for a year now and the customer support although slow has been acceptable...until now.  I have called them five times over the last ten days or so and only reach voicemail.  What's worse is...
By David Tipton, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(HomeXpress Realty)
Comments 15
Our Friend and fellow Blogger Susie Blackmon posed the question and then followed up by hitting the nail right on the head. Repeatedly.  Susie is kind of shy, but once you get to know her....  Checkout Susie's blog.  How Important Will Big Box Affiliations Be in the Not-Too-Distant Future? If you...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
Online Marketing is about Location, Location, Location It is unquestionable in the real estate game that it is all about, “location, location, and location.”  Whereas in times past the refrain was used to console sellers who were unable to fetch top dollar, or explain to buyers why they needed to...
By Tara Winfield
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Comments 7
I bought this LG TONE Wireless Stereo Headset at the Sprint store on Saturday under the pretense that it satisfies Illinois' new hands-free law.  *I would like to note that I went to the Sprint store because my cell phone refused to work on Saturday.... not to secure my status as a law-abiding c...
By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Reputation Marketer
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
Comments 7
Great landing pages are the best real estate lead generation tools. Create a GOLF niche landing page and a San Diego relocation landing page using Funnel Kit WordPress plugin. When you purchase Funnel Kit using this link you will receive 10 Real Estate Landing Pages bonus. FUNNEL KIT You can man...
By Jimmy Chickey, Las Vegas Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 33
10 Very Cool Tech Tips in 10 Days Technology can be a great help in your real estate career.  However, just because it is the new 'flashy' thing doesn't mean that it will actually make you more productive.  I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and actually can ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 33
I have a love/hate relationship with Linkedin. Weekly I probably get 10-15 notifications. Everything from connection requests, to spam, to random emails that have nothing to do with real estate. This morning I received an email from someone trying to refer me to a window company who services the ...
By Rick Reed, Assoc Broker, GRI, CDPE, REO, Short Sale, Military
("The Congressional Team" RE/MAX Realty Services)
Comments 2
Heartbleed Bug?! What is it? How do we fix it? Your Heartbleed Bug Questions, Answered   Ryan Lytle, Mashable April 10, 2014   “Multiple popular websites were exposed to a major Internet bug called Heartbleed earlier this week. The bug was discovered by a member of Google's security team and the ...
By Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Broker
(Right Trac Financial Group)
Comments 5
As you have seen in the news, the "Heartbleed Bug" has been labeled a critical online security issue. Immediate Action is Required. The following popular sites have reportedly updated their encryption and will be fully secure to use again by simply changing your passwords: Facebook Yahoo Yahoo Ma...