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 Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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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 technique I use is like coloring or painting when you were a kid. It's really just a matter of choosing a color, applying it, and then adjusting the...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 65
Those of you who know me know how much I enjoy photo editing.  I'll throw together a crazy picture of someone and pop it into the comment section of their blog post on a whim.  I've been asked many times how I make the pictures.  I've been asked many times to do a tutorial video. Making a video h...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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Last month I wrote a post, Personal Photos Create Personal Connections, in which I shared a before and after picture of a vintage photo I had restored for a client. Several people have asked how I edited the photo.  I've often thought about making a tutorial video on photo editing, but didn't kno...
By Eric Martell, Ph.D.
(RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc.)
Comments 2
We've found that a short video works as well as a bio for a lot of today's younger clients. You might take a look at this one (warning: full volume audio) and give me your comments: If enough people are interested, I'll post a second blog detailing the steps to take to do it yourself. Namaste! Eric
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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WordPress Plugins and the Real Estate Agent Like I mentioned before, there are thousands of plugins available and a wide variety of things can be implemented in your site, but for now we are going to focus on the basics that are aimed towards real estate. First things first, plugins install the ...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
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When it comes to Word Press plugins the choices are many. Here is some help from Lori Ballen with Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas. Maybe one of these is just what you have been looking for. Thanks for the insights Lori. You've saved us a little time here. Please take the time to comment on Lori'...
By James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move
(Real Living | At Home)
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I read a good article this week :   about the use of drones for real estate photography.   Currently in the US; the FAA does not allow the use of drones for commercial purposes.  Our neighbor to the north; Canada - does allow t...
By James Sanson - Ranked in the TOP 1% of Arizona, Homes for sale in Maricopa AZ
(Sonoran Properties)
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I use one of the following services, and I am being hit hard by the other three. I want to find out from you all if you have experienced any of these companies, and what are your thoughts.    
By Liz Froment, Real Estate Copy, Email, Newsletters
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Social media might seem easy, but it isn't. It's a lot more than just putting up a generic post or tweet and calling it a day. The sad thing is, a lot of people make the same mistakes on social media over and over again. Even big brands. Do you want to identify yourself as a social media newbie r...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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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 Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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Call Me, Email Me, Tweet Me, Message Me...   Call meText meEmail meTweet meFacebook meMessage meLine mePin meInstagram meSnapchat me Heck....send out a carrier pigeon. I actually think the pigeon might land near a Starbucks and before you know it I'll be trending. #karenfiddlercarrierpigeon When ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Throwback Thursdays- We've Come a Long Way Baby! In my first years in the real estate business, technology was almost nonexistent. In Clarksville TN agents cooperated in a Multiple Listing Service where we submitted our listings to our Board office to publish in a weekly book. But this only start...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot REALTOR & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
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Is there a Way to Search for most Recent Posts on a Particular Topic? I have been recently been searching for a new CRM. I entered "CRM Wordpress" in the searchbox. The results gave me a few posts in Active Rain mostly from 2010.  Things change fast in our business. I am NOT interested in what wa...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Over the past few months I have slowly been working through the items on my social media to-do list. A few items have been culled, some profiles have been updated, and a few new "projects" have either been started or are getting close to that stage. For the most part, I am pleased with my progre...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 0
Sharon Tara's Active Rain Entry, NH home stager photo editing - how to use the clone tool, is pertinent to the Real Estate industry. Scroll down for the reblog. Those of you who know me know how much I enjoy photo editing.  I'll throw together a crazy picture of someone and pop it into the commen...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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YouTube Thursdays - Oct 30, 2014 - “Fall Back” with Video    YouTube Thursdays reminds you to make your emails visually appealing with a short video -offering value. What better right now, than a reminder to “Fall Back” on Sunday, November 2?    It’s a quick and easy reason to contact your SOI - ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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WordPress Security Issues and Tips It is natural that you will start to learn the lingo of building a website and the extra settings you can tweak, but chances are you might experience security issues. The Internet is full of hackers and people who are trying to get into your system. Given that ...
By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Interlinc Mortgage Services, LLC #205696)
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Business Owners and Realtors.  Online reveiws are a very important way for you to build your business.  I just discovered a cool program that automates the process of collecting customer testimonials and sharing them on your social media channels and on my website... all on autopilot. I've only b...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Click or call. It's a choice we often have. ~ Shop on-line or call a bricks and mortar store ~ Arrange a flight on-line or contact a travel agent (yes, they still exist, and yes, they can add value) ~ Make a restaurant reservation at Open Table or call directly Our prospects are faced with these ...
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....