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 John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Want to attract readers and build your online following? Write content that entertains, informs, or inspires. Write content that offers solutions or answers a searcher's question. One of the newer buzzwords is "unique value." In this episode of Whiteboard Friday, Moz.com's Rand Fishkin explains w...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Time and again, a thought creeps in our mind and heart when we don't get desired results from our blogging.What do I think about blogging?It's a daily routine.If you exercise daily, you will be healthy.If you blog daily, you will be healthy, financially I guess.Here's what our friend Robert (Alas...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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As many of you know, I'm a big fan and avid reader of Neil Patel.  He provides great tips on making blog posts and your site better.  And, he writes in an easy to understand format. I thought many of you might find this article helpful: How to rank higher in google by making search visitors happi...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Are you intimidated by the thought of creating your own infographics?  It's actually quite simple with a free program called Piktochart.Here's how to get started in 6 simples steps:Step 1: Go to http://piktochart.com/ and click sign up.      What kind of content is appropriate for infographics?He...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Like it or not, we will have to embrace the technology!In a way, we have already done that - most of us have smartphones and zillions of APPS on our phone.You can add one more to that - TRUE CALLER app, thanks to Sussie Sutton . TRUE CALLER AP CALLER ID AND BLOCK   June's Cloud Burst of you is as...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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I know we all hate those moments when we forget a client's home anniversary or some other special day. Well the app Timehop can help you stay in touch better.  Timehop AUTOMATICALLY alerts you to events, text messages, emails, and photos that are good throwbacks and connecting points to build rel...
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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Professional Looking PostsMixed typeface sizes? Here's the cure ... When I spend time thinking about what to write and laying out my posts, I DO NOT WANT THEM to look stupid when they go online.Thanks to DAVID WIGGS in AR Support - PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!This is what my post looked like:"Here we are a...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
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TRUE CALLER AP CALLER ID AND BLOCK June's Cloud Burst of you is asking for a technology lesson. I love this part because we all get to read about some pretty incredible things we can use to help us market or just help us with our business. My submission is an android AP called TRUE CALLER. This i...
By Robert (Alaska Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
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Every once and a while I will come across people at work or in conversation that tell me blogging is a waste of time .. I have been listening to these types of statements for many years now. And when I hear these words coming from people mouths, first I consider the source and then I might ask, d...
By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
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Common Wisdom:  Smart phones don't take good landscape photos. Not true! This is an UN-RETOUCHED iPhone 5 photo, using Apple's native software. For nearly a year after buying my iPhone 5, I thought that it was good for close-ups, and lousy for landscape-style photos.  You may have had the same e...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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While keyword use still plays a major role in search rankings, it is becoming more and more important that the overall content on your page matches what people are looking for. As Rand Fishkin from Moz.com puts it:"Do consider searchers' intent and target topics and questions that they have." To ...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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An increasing number of people are getting their news through social links rather than search. A recent study of the top 100 news sites by Parse.ly found that Facebook referred more traffic to those sites than Google.From SearchEngineWatch.com:Facebook Pulls Ahead of Google in Search TrafficWell-...
By Will Daly, www.WeKnowUrban.com - Phoenix High Rise and Loft C
(We Know Urban Realty)
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Have you heard whether or not Killer IDX by Success Web Systems is out of business?  I have been using them for a year now and the customer support although slow has been acceptable...until now.  I have called them five times over the last ten days or so and only reach voicemail.  What's worse is...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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How To Write a Blog that's Great For BusinessStudies have repeatedly shown that businesses are taking content marketing more seriously than ever before. According to the Content Marketing Trends survey by Ascend2, 89 percent of companies with a content strategy in place claimed that it works. You...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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 Okay I really should have straightened up the coffee table and picked up the cat toys and even turned off the ceiling fan.  But I'm pretty thrilled with my new camera.  This is just a hand held shot with zero editing.What a difference a great camera and lens make.This was taken with my new Nikon...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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I think you should teach a claa in Blogging for your business.This is excellent.. How To Write a Blog that's Great For Business Studies have repeatedly shown that businesses are taking content marketing more seriously than ever before. According to the Content Marketing Trends survey by Ascend2, ...
By Steve Vondran, Real Estate Lawyer
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
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By now, most people know domain name extensions are moving beyond .com, .org, .net. But are you familiar with all the new domain name extensions that are hitting the domain marketplace?  Can you name them all right now?  Are there any quality domains that you can snap up that will be a nice comp...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Passwords -- How long is YOUR list?   How to keep them SAFE?     Everything we do on-line requires a password, so how do you keep all these straight?     There are apps for your phone that keep your passwords close - Keeper® Password Manager aWallet Password Manager Norton Identity Safe password...
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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Buckhead Atlanta Back to the RE Dark Ages: Driving to Meet Client to Get Contract SignedHere we are at Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty, late afternoon and ready to submit a Counteroffer to the Buyer's agent. Seems simple - right?But no, it wasn't simple. We were in Buckhead Atlanta and yet Back in the ...
By Jay O'Brien, Kansas City : Social Media Guy
(RE/MAX Revolution)
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Technology is redefining how a Realtor does business. Gone are the days of faxes and up next on the chopping block is the good ol' pen to sign on paper.  So, there are lots of companies out there trying to pull away as the leader in this market. I enjoy playing with all of these tools and have dr...