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 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 Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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  MARKETINGIt's fun to learn new concepts and ideas for marketing your business; however, is your marketing now or soon to be artificial or real? To me, marketing real means being real time, you're present with people communicating with a show and tell mentality, demonstrating and answering quest...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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Content is King.  Video is a Must. Website content always has been and always will be king.  The new and very important addition to that is video.  I’ve written several posts and created a few video tutorials about the value of using video to promote your business.  Video, when created, optimized...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
(RE-ACT, LLC)
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Facebook and LinkedIn decided to stop sharing data with many vendors, including many CRM vendors. An excerpt from an article in Small Business Trends: “On April 30, Facebook will no longer allow third-party apps to export your data — including your Facebook contacts, profile photos and messages —...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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  Real Estate terminology for home buyers and home sellers is important so you can more easily understand the nuances of the process  of a real estate transaction. Be sure to ask your real professional if you don't understand something, and he or she will be glad to explain the what, why and how....
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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How well do you know the most popular real estate websites? According to the eBizMBA Rank, the Top 10 Real Estate websites as of July 1, 2015, included many familiar names, along with one or two sites you may not have expected!Here's the order of popularity, as determined by the number of unique ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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In the practice of good Feng  Shui principles, one of the most basic and easy to do is decluttering yor space, and the Elite Team does a fantastic job here showing us all how to easily declutter our smart phones!Thank you to the Elite Team for posting! Love and light,Laura Most of us have probabl...
By Eileen Burns, FL Luxury Homes Hollywood Lakes,Golden Isles/Beach
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
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At a recent REbar camp held at Gulfstream Village, Halllandale Beach FL (Christine lee's Restaurant), I was introduced to this app.  It is the new darling of social media, owned by twitter.  You can upload photos directly to Periscaope.  Check out Jessica Schweppe below for all the details and co...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Great blog.  I am always trying to learn more. Great information.Thanks for sharing.. 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....
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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3 Mobile Apps You Should be UsingMillions of mobile applications have been created to date, and hundreds of thousands are downloaded per day. With the overwhelming amount of apps available, it may sometimes be difficult to find the ones that are actually useful and effective in real estate. Lucki...
By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate)
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So you have had a great weekend and you get to start the week one day later! Congratulations!All that means is that you have one less day to get your work done this week!! LOLAnyway, it’s Tech Tuesday and we want to tell you about one of the latest gadgets out there and see what you think!Let’s t...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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There are a lot of contact management systems for REALTORS® to choose from.  The options can be overwhelming.  While each system has its own set of strengths, the important thing to remember is that the best real estate CRM is the one that you’re truly going to use!Every real estate agent is diff...
By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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    IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO FOLLOW UP ON YOUR LEADS, THEN REAL ESTATE MIGHT NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOU. IGNORING ONLINE LEADS IS CRITICAL, AND FOLLOWING UP IS CRITICAL.  THE AGENTS WHO TAKE THE TIME TO RESPOND TO AN E-MAIL QUERY ARE THE ONES WHOSE NAMES MOST LIKELY GET PASSED AROUND.  Many of tho...
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 Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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Originally written for and posted on Realtor.com. Does selling on social media intimidate or frustrate you?  I can understand if it does.  You may have only one or various social media accounts because you want to promote your real estate sales business.  You do the conventional, obligatory thing...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
(RE-ACT, LLC)
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This is a biggy! While Wise Agent has enabled addition of new leads through API's with existing companies and through a Wise Agent generated contact form for your web page, they've just added the feature that allows virtually any incoming lead to be auto-populated into it. Lead parsing is that fe...
By Home Value Leads
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This article was originally posted on the Home Value Leads blog.As real estate agents, we often meet new people and show properties to unknown buyers. That’s our pipeline for future sales, right? Yes — but we must remember to always stay safe. It begins with being alert to our environment and wat...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
(RE-ACT, LLC)
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In a new feature recently released in Contactually – you get simpler, more informative contact management. See the size, health, and composition of your network, and your team’s. It graphically shows your Relationship Strength, Contact Activity, Contacts Reached, and Response Rates.CRM is all abo...
By Dama Scott, Evergrene Resident Specialist
(One World Realty, Inc.)
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 Saw this "other" Evergrene resident on my travels about this weekend, so I had to research him.  The species is invasive to Florida, and has been in Palm Beach County since 1997 and in Miami since 1952.  Have you all ever seen one of these bad boys???"The knight anole, which is native to Cuba, h...
By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(Real Living | At Home)
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We're all responsible adult professionals, right? And yet, how many agents do you think are not going to bother with Trulia verifications? http://activerain.com/blogsview/4455018/you-re-looking-good--introducing-new-profiles-on-trulia#short-url-holder Honestly, in the past month, I jumped through...