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.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Technology & Tools

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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The Do’s of Taking Good MLS PhotosTaking good MLS photos can mean the difference between getting your listing sold and it lingering on the market. If you don't want to spend the money on professional photography then you had better make sure the photos match up with the quality of the listing. Th...
By MarketingSoc 1
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Please do yourself a favor, take a moment to register for this powerful 11-minute presentation.It's straight from the Real Estate Mavericks! Register today for this brief presentation being held Thursday, October 8th, 2015. 11 AM (PST)You won't regret it! Register TODAY! Call Janet Larson at 480....
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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3 Steps to Market Your Business Effectively on LinkedInFor anyone who doesn't know LinkedIn is pretty much the most powerful social media tool there is for B2B marketing. Why? Because unlike the popular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, which are designed primarily for sharing per...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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Last week was ugly. On Monday, I was notified by my weekly Quill Engage report of a huge drop in website traffic (Thanks, Noah Seidenberg for turning me on to this very useful tool!), so I ran a few Google searches for the long-tail keywords on which we've built our IDX site, listings.maryanddick...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Not sure how many of you get this geeky, but I need to tell someone, so you guys are it. The power of Tracking Content, Traffic and Leads. My new discovery.One of my favorite tracking tools added some new features. It expanded to show our keyword phrases that rank in the top 10 pages of Google ra...
By Judith Sinnard, The SMARTePLAN Lady
(SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas)
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From Inman .. an interesting article  (by Teke Wiggin, Staff Writer) about a new App that let's buyers get the lockbox code and tour the property without an agent being present. Do you see this working in your local area?  Thanks for Stopping By,   Judith, the SMARTePLAN Lady
Today I am introducing Houseline. I decided to do it here, because I love this community and owe it the best of what I have to offer. We created Houseline to equip real estate agents with the technology needed to compete, and to win, against the big real estate portals in the mobile marketplace....
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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So many things to do… so little time to get everything done! How do you keep track of all the things that you need to do? For many, the trusty “post-it” note is a go-to favorite. What does your computer monitor look like? Do you have these plastered all over the place? Today’s post, I want to put...
By Rick Cavallaro, "Charging Hard on Your Behalf" ~ Colorado
(Rhino Realty Pros)
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I have been vetting broker management software - something that would grow with a company, intuitive, reasonably priced.   Any rave reviews out there?  
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Q & A with Lori Ballen | Content Marketing Strategies | Length of ContentWhen /where do we need only 300 to 500 words, and where do we need 1000s of words? I need clarification. ThanksGreat Question. Glad you asked. When you think VALUE for the customer, you have your answer. If someone comes to ...
By Morris "Bill" Austin, Exceptional service is my standard expectation.
(Team Price Real Estate)
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 I have/had two listings that have "green power." One, a rural property, had a wind turbine. The wind turbine could supply well over half a normal household's electricity needs. The cost including installation was about $25,000. The second has solar panels that generate a little more than half th...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
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Following is a press release by AgentDesks. For more information, to trial or purchase, please go here to support this site.Agentdesks was featured on Inman News today. You can read the article written by Craig Rowe here and it’s also pasted below.Our personal favorite remarks from the article – ...
By Mary Weiss, Account Manager, Zillow Mortgages
(Zillow Group )
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I dove in today. Fully.After hours of updating my LinkedIn profile and adding relevant information, shining it up to be much like a pretty silver spoon, I am ready to feed my professional side to the world. To be honest, I've always liked the idea of using LinkedIn, but in reality, I've never rea...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
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Top Producer has some announcements about new features they added to Market Snapshot and to how it interacts with Top Producer. The images link to more information on Top Producer's site. Please trial or purchase Market Snapshot by clicking here to support this site. Thanks! PSST-THE TOP PRODUCE...
By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(All Seattle Homes for Sale:
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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 Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
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 I'm sure all agents have heard about Realtor Safety Month, Safety Tips, Self Defense, Safety Plans, etc. But with a hurricane approaching the East coast and predicted to hit NC and VA, we did the usual preperations. We filled tubs inside with water, located flashlights and check batteries and pl...
By Jessica Crumbaugh
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
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Real Estate…what a beautiful word!  I love everything about Real Estate.  Not only the feeling of closing a deal, but also the challenge of resolving problems and helping clients. The challenges we endure make us stronger agents.  It seems that these days it is not just about helping buyers and s...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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When is the best time to post anything on Social Media?Here is a re-blog of detailed research on when is the best time to post on Social Media by Lee Davenport . Originally written and published for Inman News There are plenty of voices on social media, so how do you make yours stand out? Various...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Best Practices with Landing Pages - Think FOCUS!by Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist, Specializing in Search and Social If you are looking for an effective way to increase the number of leads you can generatefor your business, creating the right Real Estate Landing Pages may be the best s...