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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Digital Trends & an abbreviated history of Google Changes over the years!When I read this post I was compelled to share this with those of you who might not have seen this. Just to be clear I have been saying for years, that the business of keeping up with changes in the SEO world and staying rel...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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Finally!  I just launched my 1st ebook - Top 6 Hardwood Refinishing FAQ's.  This has been on my "to do" list for about 2 years.  I finally took the plunge.  As background, I'm currently getting over 60,000 unique visitors a month on my site.  And, over 90% of them are out of my area, so I can't s...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I was speaking to a new client last week about her communication choices, as I often ask my sellers how they would prefer that I communicate with them. If my sellers are older, say, maybe baby boomers like me, they might want to use the phone, and that's OK. Not everybody uses a computer, gasp as...
By Michael Heiligenstein
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Any property managers out there? We recently did some research into the leading propery management software providers and compared the top options. We found Buildium to be the best option for smaller operations, mostly because they delivered a solid, working software at a lower price than their c...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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Today's post is a special treat written by guest blogger Andrew Fogliato, the founder of   Evernote is one of those tools that a lot of Real Estate Agents keep hearing about so they go and download it. They open it once or twice, not sure what to do with it, and then just leav...
By Kathleen Luiten
(Resort and Second-Home Specialist)
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I’m a big Evernote fan. After working with several organizational systems I've finally settled into a rhythm of storing almost everything in one place, Evernote.One tool in Evernote that has reduced my task and calendar clutter is the Reminder Feature. With two full-time businesses my To Do lists...
By Kathleen Luiten
(Resort and Second-Home Specialist)
Comments 5
Anytime I find information on the web that I want to save or I use Evernote’s Webclipper to bookmark it. This is a free app you can add to any standard browser.When you want to save something just click on the icon at the top right of your screen. Evernote will give you a window that offers you c...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Sterling Fine Properties)
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Don't you want to be ahead of the real estate game?I am not only talking YouTube but Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat..These will be the dominant players in 2019..I am offering to train you individually, your team, or your entire office.Contact me at or 602-492-4844 to be ahead ...
By MIke Mostyn, Casting a Wider Net
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
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New now offers one-click search for Puget Sound waterfront homes for sale. Updated every 15 minutes from the MLS, the easiest most up-to-date single-click solution to see every waterfront home for sale just got better. is just what waterfront buyers nee...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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 Writing a blog is crucial to your online marketing strategy. If you are not blogging, yet, now is a GREAT time to start. In order to write a successful blog, there are 8 simple steps that you need to check-off to ensure your blog has all the right pieces to be successful.   1. Finding a TopicIt ...
By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta)
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Easy Mortgage Lender ChecklistsEasy Mortgage Lender Checklists by The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team - Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta.  You have found that perfect home, the one you've dreamed about. Before you begin packing your bags, you may possibly need a mortgage loan to assist in purchasing ...
Janie Coffey of Sotheby's in Jacksonville, Florida had a great Facebook post recently. It demonstrates how to use the recently integrated Pablo social media sharing tool effectively. See the screenshot below:Why we like this post: It uses  our recent integration with Pablo to create shareable lis...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Infographics are becoming more and more popular.  Wikipedia describes infographics as graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.  There are several sites where you can create your own infographics:,
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 125
 If I had the time, I could easily put together a list of 100 sources of free photos for bloggers and web designers. But anyone should be able to pick 3 or more favorite sources from this list, or find one of the many other sources of free photos. Notice that google images isn't on this list. As ...
By® - A division of Move, Inc., Proven Systems
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While today’s agents are looking for leadership, support and a strong brand - they’re also attracted to brokerages that have a viable business model that supports their business goals. They’re looking for technologies and systems that will help catapult them to the next level and keep them on top...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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I often see requests for the names of sites that offer free photos. Jeff Pearl has put together a good list and this should be very helpful for those people looking for photos to use without having to pay royalties.  If I had the time, I could easily put together a list of 100 sources of free pho...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
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In the webinar we conducted on February 9th, 2016. ActiveRain's Community Evangelist, Bob Stewart, hosted SmartZip's National Director for Sales, Jonathan McGowan, as they discussed how you can get more listings using predictive marketing, specifically using the platform that SmartZip offers. Evi...
By Paddy Deighan JD PhD, Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D
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Many professionals have utilized surveys to market their services or for valuable feedback.  It seems that more and more professionals and businesses are utilizing surveys.   However, there is also a disturbing trend...the surveys are waaaay too long or they are too invasive.The length of a surve...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 67
  When running a business, one of the biggest things you need to keep in mind is how you are going to market your business. You do not have to do this process alone, but when you’re first starting out, the budget for an online marketing team and additional resources may not be the main focus. . ....
By CJ Hays, Online Reputation Marketing for Realtors
(Agent Reputation)
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I am writing this series as an active Yelper and as one who gets invited by Yelp to attend their local and regional gatherings. I have access to their regional managers. When I or clients have questions, I go right to the source. Plus I am in the reputation and review business.Prior to writing th...