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 Zachary Foisie, I build CRMs, tools, and deliver leads. Ask me!
(Chime)
Comments 15
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 Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 35
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 Carlos Cardo, Providing Professional Service on a Personal Level
(RE/MAX Allegiance)
Comments 5
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 Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
Comments 5
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 Rich Swier, We Predict Future Listings
(offrs.com)
Comments 3
One of the commitments we make at offrs.com is to offer value to all real estate agents who register on our website. Obviously our flagship product offrs+ (where we generate listing leads using our smart data) is how we provide the most value to our clients and how we make money - but we understa...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 23
 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 Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 11
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 Brivity CRM, Leads. Listings. Leverage.
(Brivity)
Comments 2
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 Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
Comments 1
I was reading a few real estate blogs on activerain.com this morning and saw one posted that I would have bet was spam since it was written in a foreign language.  Fortunately, I recognized the language and a few words. Since I started Kindergarten in Vietnam back in about 1966 at the Phoenix Stu...

By Cheryl Carradini, BSB/MKT, MBA
(SIMC Corp)
Comments 1
Setting up Facebook Messenger to work with your phone allows you to answer Facebook messages from potential and current clients in a more time-effective and professional manner. This article will walk you through the steps you need to take to download your Facebook Messenger Code, setup your Face...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 68
I just read a post on WordFence.com regarding this imminent Google change that is expected to take place January 31, 2017. To say "This change may confuse your site visitors or surprise you if you are not expecting it" is an understatement, in my opinion.   When Chrome 56 is released later this m...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 25
Fair warning to all my ActiveRain friends who manage their own real estate business and/or who have WordPress sites.   Setting IDX Aside: please note this is not about IDX providers not having SSL as was addressed in this post.  I am sharing this with the AR community to hopefully save you from g...

By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 24
Buyers and sellers of real estate, they look to the professionals to identify, to clear cut the obstacles. To expertly lay down the path from realistic pricing to marketing the listing, to helping obtain financing, working to find solutions to obstacles on anything from anyone that comes up along...

By Brivity CRM, Leads. Listings. Leverage.
(Brivity)
Comments 27
 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 Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
Comments 9
Isn't it frustrating as a Realtor that as you drive around your community that your cell phone carrier drops signal or doesn't have data service in certain parts of your market?  I think I finally found the answer:  Google Fi.Why, because unlike every other carrier, it isn't just one carrier.  Wa...

By SmartZip Analytics, Predictive analytics for real estate
(SmartZip)
Comments 12
Software giant Salesforce is doubling down on predictive analytics, with CEO Marc Benioff saying that varying industries are calling for smarter systems that help them strategically draw in, score, manage and convert leads."This will be the huge shift going forward, which is that everybody wants ...
"Sell Your Home with Virtual Video Tours" was the title of ABC's Good Morning America news program.  A video and written report was released this morning on abcnews.go.com depicting video tours has the new "state of the art" technology for online home tour viewing leaving photo stitched 360 tours...

By Marty Hall
(Theater of Homes)
Comments 1
Theater of Homes has just completed producing this video piece as an introduction to Theater of Homes and it's services.  Theater of Homes is more than just a quality  high definition home or property video tour production company.  Theater of Homes is so much more.  We are your complete marketi...

By Marty Hall
(Theater of Homes)
Comments 4
      I recently commented on a blog post and felt that my message was relevant to every real estate professional so here it is. In reference to blog post: http://activerain.com/blogsview/542199/Agent-Uses-Video-To After reading the many comments posted here regarding effectiveness of video tours...

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 ...