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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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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 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 Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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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 Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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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)
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 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)
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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 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 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!)
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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)
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"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 Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Bob Crane, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this competitive...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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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...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Wish some teckie person could do this for ANDROID,, iPhone 6 Tech Tips In 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 al...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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You may have heard some things through the grapevine about real estate contact management. Maybe some of what you've heard is contradictory or confusing and you aren't sure what to believe. Either way, there are certain misconceptions about real estate contact management that need to be cleared u...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 6
I feel a bit threatened by this.  Don't know exactly why... iPhone 6 Fingerprint Recognition - Yeh or Nay   Yea! I finally got my new iPhone 6.  What I was most excited about was being able to have a bigger screen so I didn't need reading glasses.  I didn't get the super big phone as that one jus...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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I read a bunch of Social Media and SEO posts.  And, many tell you the same thing.  I liked this article from Drew at The Hungry Partier.  He is a travel blogger.  There are some fresh ideas here on how to grow your base (w/ real people) on FB, Tw, G+, Pinterest and Instagram.  Just take your pick...