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 Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 90
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 Maria Kadau, Tampa Bay Realtor
(Coastal Properties Group Intl/Christie's International)
Comments 84
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 Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 4
  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 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 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 Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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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 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 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 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...
By Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty)
Comments 3
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 Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
Comments 1
As part of an industry notorious for its hectic workdays and long hours, I would wager a guess that you haven’t given as much thought to a real estate CRM as you would like to. That’s understandable! But now is a terrific time to research how a CRM can benefit your business and ultimately choose ...
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 Steve Penner
(Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate)
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Hello it's a New Year, and time to think about income tax returns and, fun!! Just wondering what accounting software everyone uses to keep track of income and expenses?  Would be interesting in sharing your thoughts, opinions, etc.. Here is an idea that uses the idea of a Ledger r...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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    REALTORS: How is your Business Structured for Tax Purposes? If it is structured wrong it will cost you BIG in 2015!   Join us in January all across Metro Detroit with Rob Butler, CPA for a Great lunch where he will be discussing the various types of tax deductions, changes in 2015, depreciati...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
Lori Ballen Real Estate SEO Trainer, Author, Speaker, Business Woman, Matripreneur Real Estate SEO Shop, Learn Internet Marketing The Ballen Method Book The Ballens, Internet Marketing Strategies Find a Real Estate Agent Nationwide Q & A with Lori Ballen, Why does my shared blog rank higher than...
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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Today I spent some time helping out a colleague who was experincing strange behavior with her computer. And then I had to do many of the same things on my computer because it was acting wierd. These steps apply to both Windows and Mac OS X. Most of the things I do are simple steps even someone wi...
By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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There's no doubt about it. My whole business model needs a good dose of cosmetic surgery.  We've been going through an identiy crisis for the past couple of years because we've been growing and expanding so quickly what with our family businesses all being to intertwined and extremely busy.  I'm ...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 11
I was taking a trip down memory lane earlier today and I decided to try to look up some of my old high school acquaintances in the Internet. In most cases I couldn’t find them. I would have thought that in this day and age the only reason you could not be found on the Internet would be of you dod...
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...