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 John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Since 2004, Rand Fishkin from Moz.com has been a leading authority on Search Engine Optimization. Through all of the algorithm changes, the Pandas and Penguins, and now Mobilegeddon, Rand and the Moz team have been there to guide webmasters on best practices to achieve online success. While SEO c...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Have you ever gone to a website, clicked a link, waited, waited, waited ... ? How quickly did you leave to find the info elsewhere? As our society moves from "I want it now" to "I wanted it 10 minutes ago!", page speed plays an increasingly important role in online search results. In Every Second...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Videos for real estate listings make the open house on demand property tours available anytime the buyer has the itch.The time to tap tap and watch, listen, learn. To one by one come in from the curb, pan the property listing for sale in the local inventory of real estate. To see, hear all about ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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Now that I am done w/ my appointments and estimates for the week, I have a full 2 days...to do whatever I want.  Part of that is sleeping/resting/doing nothing.  Part of it walking/exercising and some BBQ's/time with friends/family...and time w/ myself and my furry friends.  Part of it is cleanin...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
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I'm always looking for new tools to make my job more manageable & my clients' presence perform better.Google+ Business Pages have always been a hard nut for me to crack because people tend to navigate towards the personal presence over the business presence.  I found a tool which puts you in fron...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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For those of you following me on my journey to make some enhancements this weekend to my site, here is Part 2.  I'm doing this in between my other fun/leisure activities for the weekend. I was inspired by Marte Cliff  post from yesterday Get more mileage from your testimonials.  In this, she disc...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Whether you love Microsoft or hate them, this is a big day for them as they have officially released their latest operating system: Windows 7.  Initial reviews have been mostly favorable (then again, they were favorable for Windows Vista also).  There are two major flavors of Windows 7, a 32 bit ...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Quality content. We all know we need it for our blogs to attract online traffic that converts to business, but how do you define something as subjective as 'quality'? This post from Search Engine Land gives some solid ideas on how to achieve quality such as: "Make sure it inspires, educates and/o...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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Never worry about remembering a password again. With Dashlane you can store all of your login information from every account possible in one simple app. You can even store credit card information to make online transactions that much easier! You can find this app on your iPhone, iPad, and any And...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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It's amazing to me how technology keeps improving and allows us to do more. This is a photo I took about a couple of months ago on my ipad of blooming wisteria in late afternoon. The camera on my old cell phone -- Blackberry Curve -- would not have taken as good a photo. An ipad would do in a pin...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
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Energy Efficiency is the #1 Concern for Today's Home Buyers - What does energy efficiency mean to John Q Public?  Why is it important? Energy Efficiency means different things to different people, except that one answer is constant - lower utility bills.  Energy Efficiency is the #1 Concern for T...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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The BlackBerry's physical keyboard (which the iPhone lacks) lets you take advantage of many shortcuts. (not counting Storm users)Some are obvious, like using the space bar to page down; and holding Shift at the same time to page up. Tech analyst Katherine Boehret says you can move back and forth ...
By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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 New Smart Jewelry ... The "Cuff"! Coming Summer 2015 ...  "Smart Jewelry" helps you all throughout the day!! It's an "Activity Tracker" and it notifies you when you have a new message and most importantly it is easy to call for HELP with just the press of a button!The Cuff app will alert the peo...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Google centralizes calls to your home, office, cell, and transcribes messages The new Google Voice product gathers all your calls from your various phones, which can then be accessed from your home, office or cell phone. If you ignore a voice mail, it is transcribed and sent to you as an e-mail. ...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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Your SEO Campaign for 2015 I've had a lot of people ask why I'm not as active here as I used to be and the truth of the matter is, there's really nothing new under the sun. When I first started blogging on ActiveRain back in 2010 I felt like I had a lot to say because I knew a lot, had researched...
By Stephen Fells
(AgencyLogic)
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Google’s own Matt Cutts discusses some of the biggest SEO myths people continue to repeat.  
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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  Real Estate terminology for home buyers and home sellers is important so you can more easily understand the nuances of the process  of a real estate transaction. Be sure to ask your real professional if you don't understand something, and he or she will be glad to explain the what, why and how....
By Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell
(Eau Claire Realty, Inc.)
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Last night was a first as it goes with firsts on Twitter as Ashton Kutcher becomes the first person to get 1 million followers. Although that doesn’t mean a lot to many people but it was interesting in that he was offering to help out a good cause with the fight against malaria. He also promised...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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The Labor Department reports that productivity in the United States rose by 5.5 percent in the second quarter of 2009. It's unusual for productivity to rise during a downturn in the economy. Productivity declined in the first three quarters of the 1980s recession and during the 1990-1991 slump. T...