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 Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 24
I really enjoy Instagram. It’s one of my favorite platforms. To me it’s a daily digital lifestyle photo magazine and I get to be one of the photographers!Instagram is a community that loves to share photos of location, lifestyle, and community. Sound familiar? These are the 3 oldest axioms of rea...

By Real Bird
(RealBird Inc.)
Comments 2
We started a new RealBird sweepstakes and giving away a Google Home device for the lucky winner. Rules are the same as before: Log into your RealBird account (or sign up for free if you are not a member yet) Invite your colleagues to join via email, social media or sharing your RealBird referral ...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
Comments 2
We all have those "back in the day" stories in real estate. Back in the day, we had no computer, no online MLS, no smart phone, no text, no email. How did my mother, also a Realtor, and I in the beginning do our job? I cannot imagine having to go into the real estate office and flip through the w...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 18
 A turned back and ooops....David's I Phone disappeared....hmmm....Ah yes...Insurance it's a wonderful thing !  Calls made immediately. the phone is now locked, the information stored deleted and whoever thought they got a shiny new I Phone...got a techie paper weight !There is nothing that they...

By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 68
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 Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 26
Bob Stewart and Active Rain are asking us this month to share which two tools or systems we love, the ones that make our real estate lives function better and more smoothly.  You know, which ones other than our smart phones.My first and foremost love is DocuSign® I remember attending a presentati...

By Brivity CRM, Leads. Listings. Leverage.
(Brivity)
Comments 24
 We all know how great it is to find a system that really works – whether it’s your fitness routine, a task app on your smartphone or a filing system for important documents. When something works well and doesn’t take much time, you’ve hit upon a productivity sweet spot.Are you searching for that...

By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Remax New Beginnings)
Comments 45
Homesnap A few weeks ago I received an email invite from our local MLS for this program called Homesnap and thought it looked like a great way to market and network with past clients and customers.  Boy was I wrong, I could not have been more wrong. So far it has high jacked my email contacts lis...

By Zachary Foisie, I build CRMs, tools, and deliver leads. Ask me!
(Chime)
Comments 13
Danger, Will Robinson!Did you know? 46 percent of all firms cited keeping up with technology as one of the biggest fears facing their firm in the next two years (2015 Profile of Real Estate Firms).As we grow our businesses, the demands of balancing lead generation, nurturing, communication, facil...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 10
If you are planning on obtaining your FAA Part 107 Remote UAS license, and planning to fly a drone for commercial purposes (for example - aerial real estate photography), sooner or later you will encounter a location you want to "shoot" that falls within airspace requiring a waiver or "COA" from ...

By RealtyTech Inc., Premium Websites/IDX/Marketing for Realtors
(Real Estate Technology and Marketing)
Comments 2
Established Real Estate Agents, and NEW Real Estate Agents can really supercharge their business with the proper execution of holding Open Houses.One technique has been very successful for many or our Clients and the best part is that it is easy, automated and essentially ‘free’ as it is included...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
Comments 7
 ActiveRain add Video to Blog Tutorial | Lauren SelinskyWelcome to Tutorial 101 here to Add YouTube Video Tutorial.First, let's start by creating a YouTube account if you don't have one already.You must save your video to YouTube first. After you create an account you will open the video you want...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 25
IPhoneography I attended the CRS (Council of Residential Specialists) Sellabration Convention in Coronado (San Diego) from January 30 through February 2, 2014 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. It was pretty intense, with some top notch learning and networking with outstanding agents from around t...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
Hyperlapse from Instagram may be one of the best (Free) apps to consider in 2015 for those of us in the Real Estate business. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. YouTube Thursdays - Step up your Video Game with Hyperlapse from Instagram. Let’s face it, long videos have t...

By CJ Hays, Online Reputation Marketing for Realtors
(Agent Reputation)
Comments 28
I believe blogging needs to be a Realtor's best friend whether here on Active Rain or your own blog on your real estate website.Active blogging can be a game changer, especially if you have a blog built into your website. Most of you know that blog posts should be original content and at least 30...

By Carlos Cardo, Providing Professional Service on a Personal Level
(RE/MAX Allegiance)
Comments 3
3D Virtual Reality Listings Embrace The Change I currently offer a Free 3d Virtual Reality Listing package on ALL my listings. Why all listings? Because regardless of the price of the home it is somebody's castle and it is going to be someone else's castle soon! You can see the impact of the 3D V...

By SmartZip Analytics, Predictive analytics for real estate
(SmartZip)
Comments 22
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 most cases, Michael shared tips that help you get more from the tasks you’re already performing every ti...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 16
CJ Hays "I selected one sentence from the post, pasted it into Google with quotes and did a search. That sentence was found within hundreds of websites created by this vendor. How is this a good thing?"Right on target - and - re-blog! I believe blogging needs to be a Realtor's best friend whether...

By Brivity CRM, Leads. Listings. Leverage.
(Brivity)
Comments 0
This is my biggest secret. For four years I have been planning and building and connecting the dots. The fact that we have to pay for 20 different software services, re-enter leads, listings, and pendings, and end up using what I can only describe as the creme of the crap software services ticks ...

By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 12
Two of my Favorite Tools...Aviary is a free photo editor... You can use it on your phone via the app for iPhone or Android, or go to the website aviary.com... The phone app has more features and add ons. I’m a fan of sites like Instagram so I’m always in need of an app that I can use to crop, adj...