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 Blake Rickels, "The Name Friends Recommend"
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Like most specialized segments of business, real estate has its own language.  Well, not really, but many of the terms and acronyms sprinkled through each conversation about buying a house can sound that way to first time home buyers.  As a professional in the field, I’m always happy to offer my ...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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         The social media giant, Facebook, can help your business generate leads and turn them into customers. It is one of the most cost effect tools for inbound marketing, especially for small business owners. Creating a profile and posting updates just isn’t enough to turn fans into paying cli...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Lori Ballen, shared a post some time ago that still can be used today. There are many useful ideas that can & should be used to further help guide your next real estate transaction. Use these suggestions as a starting point and customize further to your own specific situation. Thanks for sharing....
By Liz Froment, Real Estate Content Creation (Blogs, Emails, Copy)
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You might have seen a few infographics floating around about the best times to post on social media. If you haven't it's a good idea to take a look. One mistake people often make is they think posting everything at the same time is a good idea. Unfortunatley, that usually isn't the case.You see y...
By Nilgun Foley, Organizing and Consulting
(A Well-Ordered Life)
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I am flummoxed! I published an article this morning on Active Rain which Google cannot see? The last time I checked, 12 hours afterward, a Google search still cannot find my post. Yahoo and Bing bring it up instantly, not Google. Normally, the SEO title is sufficient to instantly find the blog (i...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
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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 Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
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The world is changing are you?  When I started in real estate there were no computers. Listings were printed in thick mls books, and contracts were sent out via USPS.  We then went through the stage of emails, scans faxing and websites and I was very comfortable with that.  Have you noticed we ar...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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 Keeping Focus and Controlling Interruptions with GyroQ  I am a very distractable person with a bad case of adhd that helps to constantly throw me out of focus so I am always relying on my tools to keep me focused and productive.  About ten years ago someone in a GTD newsgroup suggested a little ...
By Scott Pierce, Founder & Chief Evangelist at Listings-to-Leads
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          Facebook Buyer & Seller Lead Generation for Agents & Offices   Tue, Apr 21, 2015 12pm - 1pm PDT   This overwhelmingly popular webinar repeated weekly is for agents & offices and is constantly updated with new tips and tricks learned along the way! First 30 minutes is for all agents and...
By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
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Today, I have good news and bad news. But first, a little history…Back in the day (about 10 years ago, as the sun rises and sets), there was this great image editing site that everyone was using called Picnik. Google acquired it in 2010 and then, in 2013, shut it down, to the consternation of man...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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Walk into an office and there’s a good chance the employees are using Microsoft Outlook as their primary work email provider. And for good reason! It’s a wonderful email service; we even use it as an email provider at IXACT Contact.  However, Microsoft Outlook is not functional as a real estate C...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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5 Ways to use Landing Pages for your Real Estate Business | Online Marketing Strategies & SEO If you are looking for an effective way to increase the number of leads you can generate for your business, creating the right landing pages may be the best solution. Landing pages are often erroneously ...
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 PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Already a customer? Tell a friend! Learn about our referral program benefits. View this email in your browser   Search faster. Capture more. Track better.AccelerAgent MLS data keeps your relationships nurtured. Tailor your marketing to their preferences.Set yourself apart from the competition. A...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Your Buyers, Your Sellers, Your Leads:AccelerAgent has you covered on all fronts. View this email in your browser Your AccelerAgent website is a digital version of yourself.You have a limited window of time to grab their attention. And keep it.Surpass the competition with minor tweaks and polish...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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What’s my Solana Beach Home Worth? What Happened in the Solana Beach Real Estate Market in March 2015? Solana Beach is an affluent coastal town south of Encinitas and Cardiff, and one of the more expensive coastal communities in the North San Diego County area. As a buyer or seller in the Solana ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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You may have different answers for this question - however, my answer is simple:ActiveRain!Here I learn not only about technology, but also about home inspection, mortgage, staging, good practice and lot more!Here's original post from Kathryn J. Being part of a property management software compan...
By Erik Gruenwald, Your Local Golden, CO Real Estate Professional
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There’s an App for ThatIn today’s world, if you have a smartphone, everything that you need is in the palm of your hand. We are very reliant on our phones these days and are able to much better navigate through daily tasks because of our phones. From the moment we open our eyes to the moment we f...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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As of April 21, 2015, Google will make mobile algorithm changes that may impact the search results of your website. Simply put, when a user performs a Google search on a mobile device, the search results will give preference to “mobile friendly” websites. This means that despite your content, key...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Organizing thoughts, projects and writing with Mindmanager I am kind of a visual learner and I like to put just about everything into outlines. In the mid 90’s a friend recommended a cool little program called mindmanager.  I checked it out and even downloaded a trial version, which I fell in lo...