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 Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
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I have had my existing iPhone 134 weeks according to my phone.  I guess that is two lifetimes in a cell phone's life.  I have commented that a dumb owner (me) owns a smart phone.  I need email, voice mail, Internet and the camera function.  Everything else is superfluous.My current phone has been...
By Kris Lippi, AWESOME Connecticut Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams)
Comments 19
I’ve never known a more creative group of professionals that conjure up all sorts of ways to attract more clients than real estate agents. Every agent has their go-to channels they utilize, such as direct mail, Facebook advertising, phone prospecting, door knocking or open houses. It’s actually q...
By John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent & Land Man 928 533-8142
(High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ)
Comments 4
I have been frustrated lately with the quality of the color in my photographs. It is high desert in the area of Northern Arizona where many of my listings are. There are times when the grass is green and there is plenty of color. There are other times when the colors are not vivid.Here is a photo...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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‘QR Codes are So Yesterday’  Not So Fast! Last week I wrote a post called, “How to Get Online Visitors Using Offline Tactics“.  One comment I received had to do with the following suggestion:The No Brainer – Check out the information on your business card.  You probably have a link back to your w...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
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TODAY ONLY!This is the best price I've ever seen on the QR Bundle which is comprised of Top Producer CRM and Market Snapshot. The lowest they have gone to date is $84.95/mo. If you have been on the fence and want to take advantage of this sale just click here and use promo code VARBNDL8495. That ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Has this happened to you? Find the perfect home, it meets all your needs and what you want in a home. Then you make a call and find out that the home was already under contract to be sold? Those days are over! You can be connected to MLS which only shows the Active Homes for sale. Nick and Cindy ...
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
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SEO in a Nutshell? There is a lot of buzz from time to time about the death of SEO. What does that really mean? Black-hat SEO is dead...  What is SEO? Primarily, SEO means designing your website to help the right people find you. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has several major parts: planning...
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
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  A very handy website on days like today is from the National Institute of Standards & Technology.  Try it now:   Especially interesting is the day/night map projection. It also shows the time zone automatically, on your smart phone or a tablet, based on your location, as d...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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  What is the Bank Partnership Program? SecurityNational Mortgage (SNMC) has developed a partnership program with local banks in order to help expand the home loan products available to their members. Who can participate? Banks that have a net worth of at least $10 million and at least three year...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 4
If you're thinking of setting up a Twitter Ad campaign but aren't sure how to do it, then you're in the right place. We'll help you learn how to get started with Twitter Ads. Every single day, millions of Internet users log in to Twitter perhaps to share ideas, discover new ones or even explore t...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 0
 *Read on, register and scroll down for a personal offer.* You want to deliver the best and most relevant info.  to convince homeowners to list and sell with you, right? So, come to think of it, wanting the best for  folks you care about isn't selfish. It is, in fact, selfless. Give back, be of v...
By Susan Laxson, A Naples Florida Real Estate Professional
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 7
Did you attend the recent NAR Conference & Expo in San Diego, California?  Or any other conventions or trade shows recently?  If so, did you come home with a suitcase full of business cards from your networking activity?  Whether you have a drawer you toss them in or if you spend time adding them...
By Joyce Marsh, Central Florida & The Beaches | Fine Homes
Comments 56
Orlando RainCamp Rocks!Thanks to Ben Kinney and the entire activerain staff for a fantastic day at my very first RainCamp!"RainCamp Orlando" exceeded my expectations, and I feel it was definitely the best 1-day's worth of tech knowledge I've received at a training event like this.    Many of the ...
By P.J. Tezza
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Bob and I were talking at the recent ActiveRain SF Meetup. He was so impressed by the demos prestented by matterport, that he mentioned them specifically and gave me a business card so I could check it out later. The card just says "matterport", so I really had no idea what to expect. I pulled up...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA
(Homesmart International)
Comments 17
 How Will 2016 Real Estate Market Evolve For You?With interest rates well below 5.5% going in to 2016There is over a 89% chance it will evolve remarkably well for somewhere around 15% of real estate agents. Most likely that 15% will be the same 15% who have seen exceptionally positive results alr...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Comments 2
There are certain things you do on your phone every day--check the weather with your morning cup of coffee, open up navigation when you get in your car, and set your alarm when you go to bed.  What if there was a way to automate these processes without having to go through your phone each time?Ac...
By RealtyTech Inc., Premium Technology for Real Estate Professionals
(RealtyTech, Inc.)
Comments 3
If you weren't conviced on getting a mobile-responsive site before, be prepared to be convinced now. Since this year, Google decided to award mobile responsive real estate websites with better search results.             "we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Th...
By RealtyTech Inc., Premium Technology for Real Estate Professionals
(RealtyTech, Inc.)
Comments 2
Its TechTip Tuesday here at RealtyTech so we thought to share a quick tip with you guys too.  Follow Your Leads Following up with your leads is a sure way to get more conversions. That can go without said, but what you do need to keep in mind is: Speed Matters.“The first company that follows up w...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 25
Videos can Help Position You as the Market Expert - YouTube Thursdays for November 19,2015My friend Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 reminds me how important video can be for REALTORS®. Imagine being the voice of your community. You bring a market to life and share local park...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Comments 9
Google knows an awful lot about you.  Do you know how and with whom your information is being shared through Google?  With so many connected sites and services, it can be hard to keep track of exactly where Google is using your information.  Luckily, the company has introduced a new feature allow...