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 Clint Weldon
(Weldon Realty Group - Jaron Hall Properties)
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I wanted to quickly share my recent experience with choosing a domain name that works. I use a lead generation website to feed my pipeline. When I initially signed up, I just randomly chose a domain name when they guy on the phone asked me to give him one. I hadn't really thought that deeply abou...
By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad 707.646.1876
(Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy)
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HomeSnazzer, a makeover app for Real Estate Listings, has this really cool tool that allows your website visitors the opportunity to "redecorate" homes while viewing them on the screen. The tools work on computer desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Here's an inter-active virtual sample...
By Chris Miller, MediaProsper Online Marketing
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SUMMARY: Getting more online reviews, and making the most of them. The last time I shopped for a real estate agent, I looked for who in the area had the most and best reviews. I ended up not selling my house at the time ... but signed that Realtor up as my first agent client! Good reviews are bot...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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In 3 short days (30 Sept), Google will pull the plug on its very first social network (Orkut). The vast majority of us will not miss it if we have even heard of it (it predates Facebook by a month and was actually bigger than FB in India and Brazil for several years). Sadly, it will soon join th...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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This is my 3nd week of Tech Tips from articles I've found on ViralContentBuzz.com.    As background, ViralContentBuzz.com is a FREE site where you can share blog posts that others have written, and in turn you earn credits so others can share your content.  As a result, I have expanded the reach ...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
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You know, those distracting banners and ads that have no place on a business site? Point2 created a terrific infographic describing BAD ideas for real estate websites.I had to laugh at a few of these... I've come across repeat offenders for the font rule! The preceding was adapted from RISMedia's...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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 A few months ago I wrote a blog that extolled the virtues of using Active Rain and Google to help your customers find your business (and your blog) online.  I'd like to continue that thought and tell you what YouTube and Active Rain can do for your online reputation as well! Today, I'd like to t...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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Quick Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Business?   Do you wonder what others are saying about you or your realty firm? Are you perplexed with how to stay in-tuned with the latest gizmos and gadgets for real estate? Are you "in the know" about the latest residential developments in your area or wha...
By Debbie James Somers & Company, Debbie James
(Somers & Company)
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Differences Between a Condo Association and a Homeowner’s Association   Understanding the differences between each type of association will help future owners of 30A luxury homes to get the most out of their association’s ownership experience, whether they buy condos or single family homes along ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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In case you missed this list that Kyle Hiscock compiled for who to follow in Real estate on Pinterest.   The "Who's who" - Real estate industry to follow on Pinterest   I was so honored to be included on this list.  You may also recognize a few other Active Rainers including: Bill Gassett Lynn Pi...
By Lance Owens (RS), Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Property sales
(LUVA Real Estate )
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Have you NOT been receiving text messages? Or worse yet, your clients are not receiving your messages?  There is a GOOD reason for that, Apple - in their almighty wisdom came up with a program called "iMessage" --- its a "kiddy" program at best. From what I understand, it was originally designed ...
By Lance Owens (RS), Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Property sales
(LUVA Real Estate )
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  OK, so I was one of those idiots that camped out overnight for the new iPhone 6+ 128gb. And probably not for the reasons you think, I had actually pre-ordered mine, so I wasn't in that much of a hurry, it was the fact that a good friend of mine does this every year, and he brings his son along ...
By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
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Viscayne Miami Lower Penthouse Condo for Sale | 244 Viscayne Blvd #2403   Walk in to a luxurious destination in Vizcayne Miami Condo 2403. This Viscayne Miami Condo for sale with den sits on the 24th floor and offers 1,741 square feet of guaranteed privacy and features 2 ½ baths, 1 parking space...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
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With the recent announcement of Apple Watch (and devices like the Pebble Smartwatch already on the market), it’s no secret that wearable tech is here to stay. I can’t imagine smartwatches will take the Paris runways by storm, but the gadgets themselves are pretty neat, and capable of doing far mo...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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Our Real Estate Virtual Assistant team has long championed the multitude of benefits that come with regular blogging. From increased SEO rankings to giving your business and your brand a "voice", blogging is a fantastic way to both connect with the local community as well as showcase your profess...
By Todd Morin
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How are you separating yourself from other real estate professionals during your listing appointments?  Do you market their property on multiple websites?  Social media sites?  Do you have tools that buyers can use to search for property?  Sixty-eight percent of home shoppers now use a mobile app...
By Iris Messina, L.A.'s Premier Provider of Full-Motion Video Tours
(Real Estate Digital Media)
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You’re thinking about having a real estate video done for your next listing and you have lots of questions. This is a regular feature to help answer your real estate video questions. Our website is RealEstateDigitalMedia.com In real estate it is important to get noticed. Realtors® need to have th...
By The Romanski Group
(The Romanski Group/ Keller Williams Realty)
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AVM's Here's a little tidbit that isn't typically talked about; AVM's! The real estate industry has been blessed and hurt by these little snippets of code. But what are they? What are they intended for and what value do they bring? AVM is actually an acronym that stands for auto-valuation model. ...
By Kristi Knutson, Blog Trainer ☂
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Oh, that Wordpress.   Once upon a time, there was an easy way to download a plug-in for Wordpress that allowed you to directly direct your ActiveRain RSS feed to your Wordpress account.And now.. they make you work at it!For those who don't want to complete the tedious task of copying and pasting...
By Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque
(eXp Realty)
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Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in a Hangout with Bob Stewart, Chad Hyams, Eric Proulx and two other AR members. I'm going to post it here so you can see what a Google Hangout looks like.     Google Hangouts are automatically recorded and posted by YouTube if you choose. So in effec...