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 Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
Comments 125
Posting this from New Orleans, where I'm attending my first National Association of Realtors national convention. One of the highlights of today was a seminar on the use of drones for aerial photography for real estate use. We had two industry experts with the best intel available - the good new...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 32
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 Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 0
STOP – LOOK – LISTEN When we realize according to NAR (where we pay millions of dollars to) that the #1 complaint against real estate agents is: non-communications and if those of us who want to increase our income, make it a point to communicate more frequently not only with our clients and cus...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 21
In this post, we will take a look at the difference between the high resolution photos that we take with our cameras as compared to the optimized copy that we should be using when we are working with web presentations. Having high resolution images is great for certain types of presentations such...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Every week I pick 10 posts that I think that could use a second look, a little more exposure, or that are so good that I want all my friends to have a chance to experience it. This week is no exception and it has been a challenge to narrow the list down to 10, I hope that you enjoy these along wi...
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)
Comments 2
I read a good article this week :  http://www.inman.com/next/drone-technology-helps-agents-sell-houses/   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 Rita Roninki
(Luminary Elements)
Comments 13
Are you in the verge of tackling a WordPress site or thinking about it? Maybe you've already tested the waters and left the starting blogs. It can get overwhelming fast. To make the journey to the WordPress world smooth, enjoyable and exciting - and much less frustrating - I am putting together a...
By Nathan Froelich, Sharer of Ideas
(breakthroughBroker.com)
Comments 193
If you're a celebrity real estate agent this article is NOT for you. If you have a team of agents and you sell hundreds of homes a year this article is NOT for you. If you have a big social media marketing budget and 20 hours per week to dedicate or delegate to Social Media marketing this article...
By Jenn Hart, Richmond, VA, REALTOR®, 804-317-7997
(Jefferson Properties)
Comments 29
A few weeks ago, after the murder of Beverly Carter, there was lots of chatter about realtor safety, and someone on Active Rain blogged a list of apps for personal safety. I wish I could remember who penned that blog so I could give them a shout out, but alas I don't recall the author.  I did, ho...
By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Comments 2
Success Strategies for New Agents   If you missed to live course earlier this month at the Sarasota Association of Realtors, Success Strategies for New Agents is now available online! "Success Strategies for New Agents teaches practical way to help agents stay on track and succeed in this challen...
By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Comments 0
Catch William True teaching his FREE live course, Win Listings Now!, at the Venice Association of Realtors on December 10, 2014 at 9:30am. This is a free course and refreshments will be served! Check out these new online courses for real estate professionals... Lead Generating Technolgy and Websi...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 12
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 Stephen Fells
(AgencyLogic)
Comments 5
Spoiled with a multitude of social networks many of us are faced with almost unanswerable questions. Which is the most effective social network? Where do clients, contacts, leads prefer to research us? What do people share on social networks?   The answer to the first question is dependent on man...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 55
How many web sites, applications, social networks, advertisements, gadgets, doo-dads, first impression tactics, tools, leave behinds and fancy phones do you need to do your job? There is no end to the ways one can do business, attract business and maintain business. How much time do these things ...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
(RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS)
Comments 2
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 Eileen Begley, Monterey Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker, DelMonte)
Comments 4
ios8 - Health App to the Rescue! You just got hit by a truck crossing the street, the medics are here. They look for your phone and there it is the little white box with the red heart app on your iphone screen. They quickly tap on medical id, see what drugs you are allergic to and who to call for...
By Jimmy Chickey, Realtor, Nationally Recognized Author, Teacher
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 12
What is the best transaction coordination software for real estate?  We are looking for something that can handle up to two hundred listings for an active real estate team.  Current prospects include Ben Kinney's Brivity, Sureclose, Dotloop, and ebrokerhouse. Have you used any of these services? ...
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)
Comments 25
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 Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 10
I have been licensed and selling full-time in Austin since 1997, so I'm fast approaching my 18 year anniversary in the business. Years ago, I remember seeing all of those letters after agents' names and I remember wondering what they were for: CRS, GRI, ABR, CCIM? I have owned my own company sinc...