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 Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
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Real Estate Tools and Systems that I Love  February's contest was for us to write about the tools and systems that we just can't live without. To run a successful business, one must have tools and a system in place. Many of us are independent contractors, and we run our real estate business as a ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group)
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Must-Have Tools of the Trade As others have mentioned in their posts on this topic, it really does take a lot of thought to narrow down our favorite tools of the trade to only two.  Yes, the phones, tablets, laptops, etc. are all imperative to our businesses but, there's so much more that we feel...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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Two Tech Tools That I Couldn’t Live WithoutBob Stewart has encouraged us to share two of our favorite tech tools in the February Challenge. When I first read the post I thought, that won’t be too hard. I stand corrected because here I am the last day of the month finally meeting the challenge – m...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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A few Tech Tools for 2017 at Woodland Management Service  We use so many tech tools here at Woodland Management Service that I could not imagine a day without these tools.Some of these in the office including all the usual suspects and a few unique programs and tools that others are not likely to...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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What Tools Do I Love?This is my response to What Tools or Systems Do You Love- An ActiveRain Contest. The real challenge to the challenge is to narrow it down to just two "Can't Live Without Tools". I am so glad the smart-phone is not to be included since I truly cannot live without it. But witho...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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TWO REAL ESTATE TOOLS FOR PHOENIX REAL ESTATE I have been a professional Realtor for the past sixteen years. I have many tools in my bag when it comes to real estate. However, I have to pick two tech tools to write about for this month’s contest. So, I listed all my tech tools that I currently us...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Well, you still have a full day to enter this contest.Not only you share your tools, others can learn from that, too.Sharing is caring, isn't it?A re-post of contest from ActiveRain University -What Tools or Systems Do You Love: An ActiveRain Contest February Contest- Tell Us What You Can't Love ...

By ActiveRain Contests
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February Contest- Tell Us What You Can't Love and Can't Live WithoutIt's the month we focus on love whether or not there is someone special in our lives. We all have things that are special to us and we want to know what you are thinking and loving. In our businesses there are tools or systems th...

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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Too often, life-safety and asset protection systems are ignored in a real estate transaction. Usually they are not mentioned in a disclosure statement, no service records or system inspection reports of fire sprinklers, heat or smoke detectors. An EKAN Home Inspection looks for this info and make...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
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Reach Out and Touch Someone: The Impact of Community Involvement Don't Forget This FREE Member Benefit Webinar! Don't forget to register for the free CRS Member Benefit webinar, Reach Out and Touch Someone: The Impact of Community Involvement, with Alexis Bolin, CRS; Beth Jaworski, CRS; and Richa...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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 Must Have Tech Tools No matter how I get around it,  I can't keep the two most important tech tools off the list.  Without these two tools we can't do our job. Those tools include our smart phone and computer. Put In ContextIn my opinion, these two tools are the cornerstone of how I use the tool...

By Stephen Fells
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“The best camera is the one that’s with you”. This phrase, coined by the award-winning photographer Chase Jarvis, probably best describes the impact that smartphone cameras had and still have on the world of photography. The cameras built into our phones may still be inferior to dedicated digital...

By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate, Social Media Marketing for Real Estate and Real Estate Blogging Expert)
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How Can You Tell How Many People Read Your Blog Posts?I am excited to say that I received many comments on my Worst Blog Mistakes. I'm also very embarrassed to say I had two mis-spelled words and one very long run-on sentence!!! Thanks to those who caught the mistake! Shame on you for those who d...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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This post is about doing something right and making an investment in time and money to provide the best. If you are doing your own photos for your listings, then make sure you are delivering quality. Thanks, Dick Greenberg. Since Valentine's Day was one of the themes of this month's tool challeng...

By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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Real estate video, nothing better to show the local community flavor, the property listings currently for sale on the real estate market.But resistance. Why the fear of real estate video that lingers? The biggest critics like many things in life are not using real estate video. They cite videos t...

By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate, Social Media Marketing for Real Estate and Real Estate Blogging Expert)
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10 Worst Beginner Blogger BloopersYou were not all born to be Shakespearean writers, believe it or not! But if you are writing for yourself, you must be effective enough to be liked and understood.Yesterday I wrote about Keywords and their necessity. Keywords tie into most every part of your onli...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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I'm diving into a lot of purposeful social media ads and tracking them this year, working wit.'s Mail-Right services to do so. I felt this was a great article on my quest and wanted to share it with you if you have similar marketing aspirations this year! Please pop-by Kathy Goldman's original po...

By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate, Social Media Marketing for Real Estate and Real Estate Blogging Expert)
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Measuring Social Media ROIMeasuring Social Media ROI is one of the most heavily debated topics in the online marketing world. Why? Because measuring the effectiveness of social media marketing efforts is somewhat subjective. It’s hard to tell how much revenue a Tweet you sent out last week brough...

By Kathleen Luiten, Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales
(Resort and Second-Home Specialist)
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This blog has so many great tips I thought it should be re-blogged in case any of you missed it. Enjoy! This week, ace trainer and coach Michael Tritthart shared his five tips for nailing tech in 2017. But don’t worry, leveraging technology doesn’t have to mean learning code or building apps. In ...

By Joe Cline
(Affinity Properties, Inc)
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I'm a fairly technology saavy agent. I have seen a more than a few less than saavy agents in many markets make the mistake of not choosing the right technology provider or making decisions in the absence of any technology education. In this post, I'll show you some examples of folks who have been...