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 Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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 by Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist, Specializing in Search and Social SEO Exceptions: When Having Duplicate Content Substantially Benefits You You’re probably frighteningly aware that having the same content on more than one page of your site or the same content on pages of different s...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Browser Hijacker Program at Work Again in Katy TX Once again I had my old HP laptop get hit with Browser Hijacker program(s) here in Katy TX. I am not sure where this stuff is coming from but there it was raising its ugly head for several weeks. I tolerated it but I keep getting sent to other web...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Do Your Google+ Posts Share to Public or Private?Today as I was updating my links and looking at all my social media icons on my Activerain blog, I clicked on all the links to make sure they work. As I believe this is a good idea to do periodically I clicked on all the icons. When I got to my Goo...
By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate)
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Simplify Your Blogging - Step IIBlogging Step I was a great success with much interaction from the readers. That is great!!! I love to hear that if just ONE person got something out of my writing, it is worth my time...(Unless it's my mom reading my blog so I don't feel left out!)So Step I was ab...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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Two days ago, I wrote a post about Fall Festivals and Events in Brandon MS. I listed the upcoming Halloween and fall events in my area and then shared the post in several Facebook groups. Imagine my surprise when the "likes" started pouring in. It was fun to watch the likes and shares grow. Withi...
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 George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
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  A bug in the Apple iOS Mail client app... and Gmail password security? Apple Mail app on iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch) loses Gmail password setting, randomly, intermittently.   It's as if the Mail app "forgets" the imap password?   This is a Bug Report on an intermittently recurring iOS Mai...
By Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group
(Real Estate in IL & NV; Digital Marketing Consulting)
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A few weeks ago Facebook's Mark Zuckeberg announced to the world that Facebook will finally work on a 'dislike' button. In my blog about it I voiced my concern on the implications of such a button for business pages. It is one thing for customers or clients to dislike something if you provided ba...
By Pamela Seley, serving Temecula Valley California (951) 491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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The age-old question, "what's for dinner?" The age-old question for real estate agents, what's the best website? More importantly, that doesn't cost thousands of dollars to startup -- like this one.  I admit, it's awesome. If I were Barbara Corcoran I'd go for it, too.  But for those of us who ha...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Where is the best home for your videos?Earlier this week, my favorite couple from the Q,  John McCormack and Debbie contacted me to ask some questions regarding their YouTube account. Specifically, why one of my YouTube videos counts down and appears to notify the viewer of an upcoming video (als...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Prior planning for a worry-free vacation.  Having recently taken a week off for a girl's vacation, I soon realized that anything can happen when more than 2,300 miles distance from the office. While away, I learned that: a client wanted to cancel his listing another wanted an Open House flier one...
By Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group
(Real Estate in IL & NV; Digital Marketing Consulting)
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A few weeks back I answered a question in the Q&A on Facebook Pixels and Re targeting Ads. I have finally planned the webinar to go into more detail on the process for next week with times on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.For those that do not know, Facebook pixels and re-targeting allows you to...
By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®, SFR®         More On Moorpark Real EstateMore on Ventura County Real Estate        There Is No Housing Bubble               Real Estate NewsMoorpark Homes 4 Sale     Simi Valley Homes 4 Sale    Thousand Oaks Homes 4 Sale  Let’s face it: There are technology updates ever...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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Video marketing is becoming an increasingly popular way of promoting a product, service or website, and the real estate agent business is no different. Yes! There's a Lesson Plan for this. Access the Lessons Plans Now.Similarly, with the increasing availability of affordable video cameras and mob...
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
This post was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.Sometimes there are just things that you do as a real estate agent that would be better off for you not to do. Things that could free up your time so that you can do more bottom-line effective activities. That’s where virtual assista...
By Laura Duggan, West Austin Properties
(West Austin Properties)
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In Austin, we work with lots of engineers, entrepreneurs and CEO's who run their own companies. Our clients ask lots of questions about the real estate market, whether we run into them at an event or we're out showing them homes. They want to know about the market in detail--- What's the current ...
By Lina Poka, MBA, Multi-award winning Senior Marketing Professional
(Morris Real Estate Marketing Group)
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 Next time you are bored there is 'an app for that' to keep you entertained with interesting content...A new study revealed that "Being bored makes mobile phone users more open to consume suggested content." Essentially, when we are bored we are more likely to engage with our phones, and send tex...
By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate)
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Yes! It is Possible to Simplify Blog Posting!Blogging is one of the best ways I know of to keep in touch with people and possible new leads! Have something to say and share it! It's as easy as that.Usually....For me blogging is one of the highlights of my day. I love to find my topic. Research th...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Power 2U USB Plug Ins Have you seen the new technology to have the ability to use the USB plug for your technology!  Patented design prevents "plug barriers" to enable charging/powering up to four iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, MP3 players, GPS, digital cameras, and other USB 2.0/1.1...