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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  Hi there, Reality check: we live in a “Google world.” All of your clients and leads (past, present and future) are using search engines to find information.With that said, Tawd Frensley, our VP of Marketing and Sales, will walk you through the tricks you need to know to make your AccelerAgent ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 34
Technology Saved The Deal For My Buyer I read a post by one of my favorite bloggers today, Alan May. Alan talked about how a woman accused of a crime was caught because her fit bit contradicted her story about her where abouts. Technology will keep us honest.It reminded me of a recent experience ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 95
Recently there has been a lot of attention on the subject of Artificial Intelligence with all kinds of scary scenarios where artificial intelligence takes over and runs the human race.  In the near future will a real estate robot show homes, negotiate deals and close transactions?  Or will humans...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 13
Every year in June, the lilies that my neighbor, Arnold, planted as a little boy come up.  This year, he was in the hospital recovering from a huge health scare, and I didn't want him to miss out on this year's crop.So on my way to visit him, I snapped several photos on my iPhone 6, and I shared ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
You now have the capability to read, answer and write new texts from the comfort of your full sized keypad and be able to use a real spellchecker, which for this writer is a much more pleasant way to write texts than with the tiny keyboard and predictive texts that I often screw up. Mighty Text -...
By Angelica Blatt, Selling the Monterey Peninsula over 15 years!
(Teles Properties)
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Thanks Bob! I am sure that there are lots of folks out there that will benefit from this well thought out tutorial on how to add a Google Map to a website and blog post. I couldn't help but share it again. I am sure that I will be using it again and again. How To Make an Interactive Map for your ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
TECHNOLOG LESSON: VIBE APP FOR BROWSERS What is VIBE app?Vibe is a free people search technology available in Chrome. Search and research people right inside Chrome. Vibe combines Linkedin Search, Facebook Search, Twitter Search and others in one plugin. (Now also available on other browsers, as ...
By Home Value Leads
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This article was originally posted on the Home Value Leads blog. You’re working your Home Value Leads as fast as they come in. You and your team are processing seller inquiries and now you have listings from your leads. Listings develop into closings (hooray!) and they’re closing escrow so quickl...
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 Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 112
Google Maps is my most often “go-to” mapping site. Including a map image on your web page or blog post is a great visual element to supplement your hyper-local content. Instead of posting a snapshot of the map, why not embed the map as an object. As such, your readers can dynamically pan and zoo...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 29
 This morning's re/code feed's headline of "Machine Learning is Hard!: Google Has Egregious Facial Recognition Error", caught our attention.    No doubt some of you have already subscribed to Google's new Photos App service.   It gives you unlimited free storage of your photos as well as maintain...
By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(All Seattle Homes for Sale: CooperJacobs.com)
Comments 28
Want more love from Google? We all do :) You have to give Google what it wants. Even if you think your site is great and nothing could possibly improve it, you are wrong. Just take a day or two every few months and really clean it up. The results will be astaounding and you will also be offering ...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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Facing TitansBack in late April I was at the University Village in Seattle working with my teammate Barbie Van Horn. We’re conducting a clock hour class and along the way we stop at the Apple Store and see the new iWatch in the front display window.Note to self: These are pretty cool... (research...
By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad 707.646.1876
(Executive Director of Education and Industry Outreach RETechCampus)
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It's great to see all the new and exciting changes here on ActiveRain. Personally, I'm excited about the changes taking place and anticipate a strong and vibrant future for the members and this community.Today I want to share with you how easy it is to screen share your mobile devices.How To Scre...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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 eSign Release v4.7.0 Update as of June 24, 2015 Cloud Storage Offered Do you use CLOUD STORAGE? Can you access your documents from anywhere you are at any time? Need to check your paperwork  when away from the office?Especially contracts - right? We have the pages going here and there and back a...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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How To Make an Interactive Map for your Blog Post   I make a lot of maps for my business as well as for my blogs and people often ask how I make these custom interactive maps.  So today I will demonstrate just how easy they are to make and insert into your blog posts.   Creating a custom map may ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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iPhone 6 Tech TipsIn February I upgraded to an iPhone 6 and for those that are iPhone fans you probably are already in love with your phone and know all you can do with it. But just in case I am going to share some basics tips that I learned along the way.1) Creating a signature- Have you ever re...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 12
XE Currency App - Great Tool in the REALTORs Tool Box Real estate and foreign currency exchange go hand-in-hand when working with foreign buyers and sellers.  For years, I've used XE.com to check on live currency exchange rates.  I am happy that XE has a great app for the iPad, iPhone, and Androi...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 18
"What is the current score in tonight's SF Giants game?""Phone number for Best Tile, San Francisco""Library hours for .....""Phone number for xxxx xxxx  [a Realtor friend} New Mexico"I've learned that the quickest way to find answers to these and other questions is to use Voice Search on my Andro...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 5
I am afraid that this may be our future..  Recently there has been a lot of attention on the subject of Artificial Intelligence with all kinds of scary scenarios where artificial intelligence takes over and runs the human race.  In the near future will a real estate robot show homes, negotiate de...