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 PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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  SEO Made Easy: Part 2  Create Custom IDX pages. We can’t say this enough. Just as a department store organizes its merchandise by brand, style, use, gender, event,and age group- you too should tailor your website to people’s preferences. And you will be optimizing your website to boot. Custom ...
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 Exceptions: When Having Duplicate Content Substantially Benefits You You’re probably frighteningly aware that having the same content on more than one page of your site or the same content on pages of different s...
By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate)
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Simplify Blog Posting?Sorry this took the weekend to get here. I just don't like putting out a blog every day... Soon people come to expect them to be there and it's like having a dog....they expect you to be letting them out all the time. That's a lot of pressure for anyone!So Step I, Step II an...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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A good website is achieved through encompassing important elements that include content, functionality, navigation and design. In the current day and age, running a business site is important to enable a company to stay afloat of competition and reach a wider market share effectively. Therefore, ...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Browser Hijacker Program at Work Again in Katy TX Once again I had my old HP laptop get hit with Browser Hijacker program(s) here in Katy TX. I am not sure where this stuff is coming from but there it was raising its ugly head for several weeks. I tolerated it but I keep getting sent to other web...
By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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I am excited to share that my brokerage, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, has a beautiful new website. This was a long time in the making, the biggest obstacle being how many MLS feeds would need to be handled (5, I think? The regional MLS can't get here soon enough!).The new site is incredib...
By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate)
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I am excited to say that I have heard from several folks about this blogging concept and how we can Simplify Blog Posting. Step I to Simplify Blog Posting,  IMHO, laid out the basic floor plan. To quickly review: Step I is to Make Your Plan, Decide WHY you are blogging, and figure out what your r...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
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CRM - SAAS vs Desktop InstallationIf you’ve never seen the acronym before, SAAS stands for Software As A System. More commonly people tend to call it Cloud BasCRM SAASed or Web Based. It essentially means that the software and the data are on the CRM’s server instead of your computer. The alterna...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Do Your Google+ Posts Share to Public or Private?Today as I was updating my links and looking at all my social media icons on my Activerain blog, I clicked on all the links to make sure they work. As I believe this is a good idea to do periodically I clicked on all the icons. When I got to my Goo...
By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate)
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Simplify Your Blogging - Step IIBlogging Step I was a great success with much interaction from the readers. That is great!!! I love to hear that if just ONE person got something out of my writing, it is worth my time...(Unless it's my mom reading my blog so I don't feel left out!)So Step I was ab...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Two days ago, I wrote a post about Fall Festivals and Events in Brandon MS. I listed the upcoming Halloween and fall events in my area and then shared the post in several Facebook groups. Imagine my surprise when the "likes" started pouring in. It was fun to watch the likes and shares grow. Withi...
Today I am introducing Houseline. I decided to do it here, because I love this community and owe it the best of what I have to offer. We created Houseline to equip real estate agents with the technology needed to compete, and to win, against the big real estate portals in the mobile marketplace....
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
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  A bug in the Apple iOS Mail client app... and Gmail password security? Apple Mail app on iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch) loses Gmail password setting, randomly, intermittently.   It's as if the Mail app "forgets" the imap password?   This is a Bug Report on an intermittently recurring iOS Mai...
By Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group
(Real Estate in IL & NV; Digital Marketing Consulting)
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A few weeks ago Facebook's Mark Zuckeberg announced to the world that Facebook will finally work on a 'dislike' button. In my blog about it I voiced my concern on the implications of such a button for business pages. It is one thing for customers or clients to dislike something if you provided ba...
By Pamela Seley, serving Temecula Valley California (951) 491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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The age-old question, "what's for dinner?" The age-old question for real estate agents, what's the best website? More importantly, that doesn't cost thousands of dollars to startup -- like this one.  I admit, it's awesome. If I were Barbara Corcoran I'd go for it, too.  But for those of us who ha...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Where is the best home for your videos?Earlier this week, my favorite couple from the Q,  John McCormack and Debbie contacted me to ask some questions regarding their YouTube account. Specifically, why one of my YouTube videos counts down and appears to notify the viewer of an upcoming video (als...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Prior planning for a worry-free vacation.  Having recently taken a week off for a girl's vacation, I soon realized that anything can happen when more than 2,300 miles distance from the office. While away, I learned that: a client wanted to cancel his listing another wanted an Open House flier one...
By Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group
(Real Estate in IL & NV; Digital Marketing Consulting)
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A few weeks back I answered a question in the Q&A on Facebook Pixels and Re targeting Ads. I have finally planned the webinar to go into more detail on the process for next week with times on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.For those that do not know, Facebook pixels and re-targeting allows you to...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR®         More On Moorpark Real EstateMore on Ventura County Real Estate        There Is No Housing Bubble               Real Estate NewsMoorpark Homes 4 Sale     Simi Valley Homes 4 Sale    Thousand Oaks Homes 4 Sale  Let’s face it: There are technology updates ever...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Video marketing is becoming an increasingly popular way of promoting a product, service or website, and the real estate agent business is no different. Yes! There's a Lesson Plan for this. Access the Lessons Plans Now.Similarly, with the increasing availability of affordable video cameras and mob...