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 Maria Kadau, Tampa Bay Realtor
(Coastal Properties Group Intl/Christie's International)
Comments 72
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 Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 24
Facebook has 5 Changes to Protect its Users   Facebook’s new search tool will give users the ability to filter through old comments and other information from friends and if you find embarassing posts that were shared on other people's page, you can ask Facebook to remove them.      Search- Faceb...
By Larry Gray
(Real Estate Consultant)
Comments 2
  Two boys from the city were on a camping trip. The mosquitoes were so fierce the boys had to hide under their blankets to keep from being bitten. Then one of them saw some lightning bugs, and said to his friend: "We might as well give up, they're coming after us with flashlights!"     --------...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 10
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 William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 52
I have had my own business blog site for the better part of five years. When I first signed up to have my own custom blogsite built, I was still pretty new to ActiveRain but knew I would want to continue with the experience of blogging about real estate, my community and provide regular local rea...
By Shelley Costello, Real Estate Marketing Expert
(Creative Web Concepts USA.COM)
Comments 5
    Free Realtor Online Training Coming  Monday, December 29 at 03:00 PM EST   Why Instagram is Possibly The Best Real Estate Marketing Tool Ever! Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion.   Citigroup raised the valuation of Instagram this morning from $19 billion to $35 billion.   The photo-sharing ne...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
Comments 41
  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 Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
Comments 6
FAA has kicked the can down the road, with its recent announcement extending its deadline for determining rules that would allow the use of drones for aerial photography in the real estate business. Last month, I reported on the seminar on drones, offered at the recent NAR conference in New Orlea...
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)
Comments 8
Kinda reminds me of one of my recent posts:  We Had To Travel 12,000 Miles In Less Than An Hour To Close A Deal? BTW, what is the latest E tech for writing an offer for both residential and commercial?   We have talked many times in the last year how innovative technology is changing the way real...
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)
Comments 0
I'm a little dubious frankly. As a major stockholder of The Sky Car for the past 40 years and knowing just how difficult it's been for Paul Moller to perfect this  type of technology and how difficult it has been to establish the necessary geometrical land/air traffic control grid in order to mai...
By Murney Associates Realtors, Murney Associates, REALTORS Sells Real Estate Best
Comments 17
We have talked many times in the last year how innovative technology is changing the way real estate agents do business. The end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 began to change dramatically with agents having the capability to get “e-signatures” on documents such as: listings, contracts, addendums,...
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)
Comments 35
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 June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 42
Homesnap A few weeks ago I received an email invite from our local MLS for this program called Homesnap and thought it looked like a great way to market and network with past clients and customers.  Boy was I wrong, I could not have been more wrong. So far it has high jacked my email contacts lis...
By Rain Silverhawk, Realtor, Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate 208-610-0011
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 16
Pinterest How to series- Intro   I have heard of pinterest but what is it? Pinterest as most of you know is a social media platform using groups of pictures to share with others.  Think of it as a picture list divided up in different categories of all your favorite things in one place. My son cre...
By Bob Stewart, Houseline - Real Estate On Demand
Comments 6
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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 3
Professional home stager Sharon Tara has some good photo editing tips to share. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. 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 techni...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 14
Sometimes I'm an early adopter, sometimes not. I've posted before about creating videos and my personal go to app is Corel Video Studio Pro X7 because it's a program I know really well and though the learning curve was a little steep, it offers a lot of great tools that were worth the time to lea...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 32
Normally, Evers & Company has a strictly enforced "no grump" policy in the workplace.  But this week, it has been temporarily lifted for the many Mac users in our office.  So they are leaning out the windows to shout, "We're mad as hell!  And we're not going to take it anymore!"* As the first of ...
By Mike Carlos, Realtor, Tallahassee FL
(Keller Williams Town & Country Realty)
Comments 176
Text messaging 101-I have to say that the people that came up with all these really have alot of time on their hands...but I am glad for it because it is really neat!  Tought I would share to get everyone up to spead. Smiley Faces -  Showing Emotions In Text ChatA 'smiley face', often called a sm...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
Comments 16
Social networking can be tough to keep up with, and our Real Estate Marketing team is aware that the hyper-rapid evolution of social media and online marketing means that there are always new websites and innovative ways of social sharing being developed. The latest social networking giant to rep...