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 Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 63
I’m a guy that likes to try stuff out... I’m not usually first, but early and if I hear about an app or a website that looks like it might help me to get things done I’ll try it out. That said, over the past 2 years I’ve downloaded a lot of apps for my iPhone 6 Plus. I tried them out, then later ...
By IDX Broker, IDX, LLC.
(IDX, LLC.)
Comments 0
At IDX Broker, we pride ourselves on being the most customizable IDX solution. Even with all the options available, not all are easy to access for someone who is less than tech savvy. If you already have a website, and someone capable of placing a few links on your site, you are ready to start. I...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
Sometimes, TEXTing is a good option to communicate with our clients.And sometimes it is not.Karen Crowson shares with us in this re-postWhen and When NOT to Text! Text is here to stay – that’s a fact of life.  It certainly has its advantages and can be a fabulous communication tool when properly ...
By Lauren Selinsky CRS ePro, Southern CA Real Estate Specialist #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates- Luxury Real Estate )
Comments 7
California CRS Network ~ CRS 204: Buying and Selling Income Properties Register for this event at California.CRS.com. Click on the events for expanded information. Two excited courses being offered with some extra incentives attached! For any individual who takes a CRS Course in August or Septemb...
By Lauren Selinsky CRS ePro, Southern CA Real Estate Specialist #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates- Luxury Real Estate )
Comments 7
Unique Golf Clinic for Women  We're Hosting A Unique Golf Clinic for Women at the Monarch Beach Golf Course Saturday, September 24, 2016 $65 per person Includes a glass of wine group rates available for 2 or more participants.   MONARCH BEACH REALTOR, Lauren Selinsky MONARCH BEACH AREA SPECIALIST...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 66
Text is here to stay – that’s a fact of life.  It certainly has its advantages and can be a fabulous communication tool when properly used. But like anything else, it can be misapplied and abused. In the world of real estate it can be very effective or not, depending upon the circumstances: Ideal...
By Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 x231)
Comments 36
Two Great Assistants - YouMail & ReQall - Make My Life Lots Easier!      UPDATE: Since this post was written in June of 2013, ReQall has discontinued the service described here. Their replacement offering is WAY more powerful and too much for me. I'm still looking for a 'simple to use' replaceemn...
By Gary Birtwell, Internet Marketing Expert
(80 Proof Digital)
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Are you fascinated by real estate technology and industry trends? Are you a real estate agent looking to grow your professional network with industry leaders? Well Inman Connect provides all of the above as it celebrates its 20th anniversary in San Francisco. Attendees can expect a premier event ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 5
Nick got a new toy in the mail yesterday. Have you heard of Stayblcam? It is a video stabilizer. This video was taken with Samsung Galaxy S6. I cannot wait to try it out on our next listing. https://youtu.be/ALjeou5cyFo 
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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OK I could not wait for our next listing, so I decided to use the Stayblcam to shoot a video of one of our listings that needs to be sold. If you know anyone looking in the Land O Lakes Area take a look at this home. 18456 Mersey Side and be sure to watch the video.  
By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Reputation Marketer
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
Comments 3
 This video shows how to weave together video scenes in Explaindio video creator. This video talks about the video collection, "184 Things Real Estate Agents Do To Sell Your Home."
By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, Connecting Good People w/ the San Diego Lifestyle!
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 12
Have you broken into your local Nextdoor.com Neighborhood yet? I joined mine a few years ago, it's a website that is dedicated to your specific neighborhood.  Nextdoor.com is a community chat-room essentially, where folks can ask local questions, get local crime or garage sale info, community eve...
By Top Producer® - A division of Move, Inc., Proven Systems
(Top Producer®)
Comments 14
Even if you prefer to work with buyers, having an inventory of listings gives you a lure to start buyer conversations so almost all agents will benefit by getting more listings into their inventory. Past customers and referrals are always the #1 source for listings, but there are opportunities to...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 4
If you have some customers telling you that Zillow estimates their home higher or possibly buyers telling you that it's only worth xxx dollars because of the Zestimate, here's a great post from Lise Howe telling them why Zillow could be very wrong. You want to know how much your home is worth, so...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
Hello 'Rainers, I am attaching a flyer on Buffini and Company’s MarTech Event coming to Boston in June!    To Register for the event  Call Allie Sarnataro 1-800-945-3485 x 2293Let her know you were referred by me, Praful Thakkar, and you'll get the discounted price. When you sign up through Allie...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 32
It pays to blog!ScheduleYes, if you are consistent!Lori Ballen teaches us, in this re-postHow to Get More Traffic To Our WebsiteThrough Writing a Daily Blog. Click Here to Download a Complete List of 365 Blog Ideas   When utilizing online marketing in your business, consistently generating traffi...
By Michael Peron, Realtors - Davie Florida Homes For Sale
(South Florida Home Solutions)
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Just because you are selling your Davie home yourself, doesn't mean your marketing has to suffer! Get FREE PROFESSIONAL versions of the tools that I use to sell homes!      Michael Peron South Florida Home Solutions 754-204-0069 MikePeron@gmail.com Licensed In: Davie
By Lauren Selinsky CRS ePro, Southern CA Real Estate Specialist #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates- Luxury Real Estate )
Comments 18
What does your LISTING PHOTO LOOK LIKE?  Is that the same photo on MLS also in your marketing photos?  Do you think a photo SELLS a house?  So many questions when it comes to photos and listings and many think they have the right answer.  I think this agent had a double when posting this pic. Wel...
By Cody Carmen, Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools
(Adhi Schools, LLC)
Comments 50
Sellers marketing their homes are often concerned about what goes on inside their house when they’re not there. This has led many of these sellers to install surveillance equipment in their home for sale. Maybe the seller has a security concern: who is coming into my home and what are they doing?...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 1
Battle cries are sounding. Social network platforms are warring for their fair (or not so fair!) share of users. Instagram recently released its new Stories feature, a near carbon copy of Snapchat. But is Twitter tardy to the party? Here’s the scoop:Instagram Throws the First Punch as Social Netw...