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 Jessica Schweppe, Real Estate Marketing Expert + Blogger
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Most people know and acknowledge that technology adoption is happening at a dizzying speed – but do you know how it is impacting your real estate business? If you take a look at consumer research data, a very clear image of today’s tech-savvy home shopper begins to emerge. Technology adoption has...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
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Way back in 2011 (which in internet age is like 100 years ago) Google introduced the first Panda update. Since then, we've seen a number of related updates to Panda. Most recently, TheSEMPost reports on Panda 4.2, which may be more a refresh than an actual update, but nonetheless purports to impa...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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Always Have Your Business Card Handy with the Silicone Mobile Pocket I read a post by Michael Jacobs on business cards,  “How Soon Do You Whip It Out”.  This post made me think of how handy and easy it is for me to hand out my business cards. A Realtors, we always have our phones with us.  On the...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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An Observer’s View of Drones and Real Estate Listings.  This is not a pro or con of the use of drones in Real Estate listings, nor is it a debate on the FAA rulings on the use of said drones. I can remember the first time I saw the use of a drone to capture the magnificence of a large property ou...
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 August is 2 days away. Fall is just around the corner. Crazy, right?We're equipping you with what you need to be successful in the last 5 months of 2015. Why not take advantage? Newslett...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Join me on Tuesday, August 11th at 9am Pacific time, where I'll share some tactics and concepts that will help your content get discovered more easily in the search engines today.  Way back in 2011 (which in internet age is like 100 years ago) Google introduced the first Panda update. Since then,...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
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I heard someone say one time, "Work smarter, not harder."  It's good advice, but also can be hard to follow because we are people of habit.  We build our lives and our business and our habits around how we think and how we do things.  And that means that we can find ourselves in a rut if we're no...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
(RE-ACT, LLC)
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Contactually has been working on the problem I mentioned in my other post about Facebook and LinkedIn terminating parts of their data sharing. Contactually has another source to get some of the information and has implemented it. It doesn’t have the same capabilities but give them time and we’ll ...
By Real Bird
(RealBird Inc.)
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See below an example of using the RealBird branded listing photo and the RealBird SMS platform in a Craigslist ad.The link of the Craigslist ad will expire eventually, but until then, you can view it online as well.Do you have an example of your usage of these RealBird services that we could shar...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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How to fight against the Internet Bad Guys who send you potential destructive emails....Recently I have noticed that the “bad guys” on the internet are getting better and better, I see emails allegedly from, Agents who I know or recognize their names…I also get inquiries from potential buyers who...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Infographics are becoming more and more popular.  Wikipedia describes infographics as graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.  There are several sites where you can create your own infographics: infogr.am.com, visual.ly...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 38
Introductory Videos 2015 - YouTube Thursdays  You know I’ve written about them before, and even won an Active Rain contest in 2011 for my submission of an introductory video. Honestly, looking at the video now, it's no longer relevant. Nor, in my opinion, is it interesting enough to hold a viewer...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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  Know your Market, Your Business Plan, Yourself Social Media – It’s crucial to know your market, & work what’s right for you within a business plan.Chris Webb, Education & Training with Nova Home Loans, says that here in Tucson we can demographically subdivide into two main categories:  One by t...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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ActiveRain is full of information.As I was searching for a post about Infographics (creating one for my new listing), I came across Dorie Dillard 's post. Thanks for this post, Dorie.As I give a try to Infographics, here's a re-blog. May be, I'll see one of your posts with Infographics, soon. Inf...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
(iPartnerMedia.com and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
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CAPTCHA is annoying to many people. However, it is easier to type in those wiggly words and numbers than to reclaim your identity or rescue your hacked website. Those wiggly words and numbers are more than just nuisances (and, hey, even we can admit that they’re a little annoying sometimes).CAPTC...
By Kathleen Luiten
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I just tried out a simple tool for making fun additions to emails and other marketing material. It's free and it took me 20 seconds to make this.Lottie Kendall introduced me to RedKid.net in one of her June Cloudburst blogs. Thanks, Lottie! It's an easy way to add some fun to our messages and mai...
By Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land
(LUVA Real Estate )
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What Dirty Little Secret Does Your iPhone Keep For Law Enforcement, better yet, how do I turn this feature off! In this world of Big Brother, you pretty much have to learn to live with it - or completely unplug yourself. With these so called traffic cams recording every license plate that passes ...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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by Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist, Specializing in Search and Social SEO Keywords and Their Importance to Website Optimization As far as search engine optimization (SEO) is concerned, dozens or even hundreds of factors must be considered in order for your website to rank in the top 10....
By Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way
(Evers & Co. Real Estate)
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This might very soon be the industry standard, but in our market area, they only seems to have popped up very recently: the virtual tours in 3D. They're like virtual reality trips that you can navigate through like in a sophisticated video game, seamless and perfect. No funny lines, distortions o...
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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Realtor Property Resource  (RPR) Late last year, NAR began rolling out an exciting new product for Realtors alone.  It is called the Realtor Property Resource.  Those of us that belong to the Realtor Association of Martin County have been privileged to be able to use this awesome tool since late...