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 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 PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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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 Taking of 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 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 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 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 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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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...
By Joni Staples, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties)
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How to Add Copyright to Your Photos Using PicMonkey     I just received a comment from an old post that I had written about how to put copyright on photos using Picnik. As we all know, the Picnik is over. BUT don't worry! Adding copyright is super easy using PicMonkey.  Here's how:     Step 1:  ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Organizing thoughts, projects and writing with Mindmanager I am kind of a visual learner and I like to put just about everything into outlines. In the mid 90’s a friend recommended a cool little program called mindmanager.  I checked it out and even downloaded a trial version, which I fell in lo...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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   Get inside access at one of ourLIVE WEBINARS A Custom IDX search allows buyers to view ALL of your active listings under a pre-set criteria. More specifically - a display of all your active listings, within your target market. This allows your clients and leads to click a button that reads:"Ho...
By Client Care
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Hello, are there any RETS programers among us looking for another project?  I am looking for a way to take out the process having to upload the images from RETS Connector to my Desk Top and then from my destop to the server.  Has anyone else had issues with this?  I am open to Ideas and Suggestio...
By Ted Cantu
(i Cantu Media LTD)
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 Whether you are named as an administrator or you are one of the heirs, here is some useful information to take into consideration when dealing with probate properties:The probate process can sometimes take up to 24 months. There will also be some expenses associated with the process, however, as...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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  The Waze App - A Great Tool For Those On The Road  We're on the road all the time, aren't we? Isn't everyone these days? Yesterday I was driving to my first appointment sitting in traffic (as I always do in OC) and listened to the radio jockey talking about the Waze app...and how he thought it ...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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  We assume you do. There's just 3 months left of 2015. It's time to get crackin.' The more traffic your AccelerAgent website receives, the greater the chances of capturing a valuable lead.In addition, traffic is one factor in determining Page Rank. With our MLS Search tools, you:Have the ability...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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A real estate agent’s website says a lot. It can either be helpful to its audience of prospects, or not. It can either contribute to an agent’s goals of building an online brand and generating leads, or not.   The best REALTOR® websites have the boxes checked in both of these categories.Now the q...
By Binbin Wu, Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
( - Keller Williams Memorial)
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Other Website Solutions For Real Estate AgentsAs a real estate agent, there are many options on having your own websites. The most basic solution would be using the websites provided by your broker. These websites tend to have bad SEO on their pages, because everyone in the same real estate brand...
By Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Going Paperless, using electronic signatures with DocuSign and EchoSign - As a Real Estate agent in Decatur GA, it seems that we have more and more documents that need to be signed. By the time a transaction closes, we can easily have 100 pages or more printed and faxed back and forth, from listi...
By Robert Dodd
(XL Technologies, LLC The Maker of eCampaignPro)
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The Art of the Email Flyer Not surprisingly there are best practices that increase your odds of success, both in terms of getting your email through to the intended recipient as well as getting that person to read your email. Now I am going to follow up on my previous post "Why Can’t I Just Send...
By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho)
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I have loved doing e-signatures with my Tablet computer for over four years.  About a year ago, I started using digital signature overlays from various vendors.  Unfortunately, it looks like I will have to regress back to using a tablet PC version since even Fannie Mae recently reversed their ac...