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 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 Buffini & Company
(Buffini & Company)
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By Brian Wildermuth, Vice President of Business Development at Buffini & CompanyIn today’s tech-centric world where consumers are submerged in their smartphones an average of 4.7 hours per day, where 1.49 billion people are logging into Facebook monthly and the average person is exposed to 5,000 ...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
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 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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As I watch Seattle Success Tour Webcast segment, Bridging The Gap Between Technology and Relationships, I  thought this is going to be an excellent re-blog!Technology is GOOD - Relationships are the BEST!Thanks Buffini & Company . By Brian Wildermuth, Vice President of Business Development at Buf...
Wael Ghonim helped touch off the Arab Spring in his home of Egypt … by setting up a simple Facebook page. As he reveals, once the revolution spilled onto the streets, it turned from hopeful to messy, then ugly and heartbreaking. And social media followed suit. What was once a place for crowdsourc...
In modern business almost everything is run on some sort of digital system. While the technology revolution has allowed many small businesses to compete, it has also opened a large demand for talented IT professionals that know how to manage your business network smartly. This is why hiring IT su...
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 Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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I used to use Postlets a lot but haven't done much business lately.  Now I find Postlets was bought by Zillow and it seems most of what Postlets had is gone.  I can no longer make widgets for the sidebar,  copying the html for Craigslist doesn't work and I can't get a flyer to post anywhere.  Is ...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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You likely aren’t looking for software that requires extra effort on your part. The goal is to find tools and programs that can streamline your workday as a REALTOR®. One of the most common misconceptions about using a real estate CRM is that it will make your life more complicated.  While some s...
By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
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 Lafayette, Indiana 47905 ranch home 3 bedrooms 2 bath with partial basement for sale, 30 x 40 foot heated pole barn in Hershey Elementary located at 4617 Marimak, Lafayette IN 47905.                                                                 SOLD !!!  Lafayette Indiana 47905 3 bedroom 2 bat...
By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
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JFIVE Homes Realty LLC new signs popGetting new signs was as exciting as getting a new  dress.   JFIVE Homes Realty LLC new signs do pop.  For sometime I have wanted to change the yard signs, the background of the original signs was white and a bit blah.  The lettering too needed to be addressed ...
By Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties
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A great post from Tammy Lankford regarding youtube copyright issues and how to get your legally owned or legally licensed content to be cleared by youtube. The first time I went to my youtube video manager and found a copyright notice on a video I'd uploaded from Animoto (where I have a pro accou...
By Lee Davenport, Our Business Is Your Success! 404.444.5777
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...and How Not to Be Frustrated by Either!   Originally written for and published on HuffPost. Hear me out: Fiverr does not have to be a total waste of time despite what you may have heard or experienced.  (If this is Greek to you, Fiverr is an online marketplace to outsource business tasks, sim...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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  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 Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Every single thing you do regarding online marketing for your real estate business should have Search Engine Optimization at the forefront. No matter how pretty your page, how stellar your images, or how eloquent your content, your efforts will be moot if potential clients cannot find you online....
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...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Unless you pay someone else to do it, or have a brokerage that provides these services, you ARE the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for your business, among other C-level positions we all hold.  Most of us can benefit from learning about Internet marketing tips from those who are very successful at...
Great post on the right ways - and wrong ways - to use Yelp to grow your real estate business. This guy is an active yelper and knows how the system works. Very much worth the read.  I am writing this series as an active Yelper and as one who gets invited by Yelp to attend their local and regiona...
By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
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You may have heard of the term BLOG but if you are not accustomed to writing one the thought of doing so might seem to be very daunting. I felt the same way before I began as well but let me break it down for you to easily explain what a BLOG really is ...The word BLOG really means "Web Log" and ...