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 Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
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 Were hired to help me market 76.2 acres of land of land I have on the Webster/CT border.  Barbara Todaro uses them on almost every listing she has. Their videos and pictures have sold every listing I used them on.It is such a pleasure to watch a pro like Eric working. His equipment is state of t...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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XE Currency App - Great Tool in the REALTORs Tool Box Real estate and foreign currency exchange go hand-in-hand when working with foreign buyers and sellers.  For years, I've used XE.com to check on live currency exchange rates.  I am happy that XE has a great app for the iPad, iPhone, and Androi...
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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iPhone 6 Tech TipsIn February I upgraded to an iPhone 6 and for those that are iPhone fans you probably are already in love with your phone and know all you can do with it. But just in case I am going to share some basics tips that I learned along the way.1) Creating a signature- Have you ever re...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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You now have the capability to read, answer and write new texts from the comfort of your full sized keypad and be able to use a real spellchecker, which for this writer is a much more pleasant way to write texts than with the tiny keyboard and predictive texts that I often screw up. Mighty Text -...
By Angie Murphy, Professional with a Personal Touch
(Coldwell Banker)
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How to change your Announce My Listings information on North Texas Matrix MLS!I have been getting emails from Announce my listings .  At first I wasn't using it because I thought it might be complicated. However I had a few moments one day and tried it ,why not because any easy exposure on social...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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TECHNOLOG LESSON: VIBE APP FOR BROWSERS What is VIBE app?Vibe is a free people search technology available in Chrome. Search and research people right inside Chrome. Vibe combines Linkedin Search, Facebook Search, Twitter Search and others in one plugin. (Now also available on other browsers, as ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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I subscribed to Brivity recently and was happy to discover that even setting it up was pretty easy.  You put together your list of tasks, attach it to a listing or a property under contract, and set it off to run like a little top.  You also can set up a list of  phone calls to make to past clien...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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Recently there has been a lot of attention on the subject of Artificial Intelligence with all kinds of scary scenarios where artificial intelligence takes over and runs the human race.  In the near future will a real estate robot show homes, negotiate deals and close transactions?  Or will humans...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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WMS App of the Year; “OK Google Now!”Last year a giant named AT&T hijacked our phone company and forced us to get new phones, the phones were unremarkable as most things with AT&T are, but they did have one app that made it a little more tolerable.“OK Google Now!”, quickly became my favorite app ...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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Real estate professionals know that all markets are local, and there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to market conditions. The same is true for search engine optimization and Google search results! What's local is now what's important.We're going to share some SEO insights from Entrepreneur...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Mighty Text - Computer Text MessagingSince I have big fingers and have never developed the dexterity to be very good at texting on my phone, I have recently installed and have fallen in love with Mighty Text an app that allows me to text directly from my PC.  (Sorry, but this is for Android devic...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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"What is the current score in tonight's SF Giants game?""Phone number for Best Tile, San Francisco""Library hours for .....""Phone number for xxxx xxxx  [a Realtor friend} New Mexico"I've learned that the quickest way to find answers to these and other questions is to use Voice Search on my Andro...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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I am afraid that this may be our future..  Recently there has been a lot of attention on the subject of Artificial Intelligence with all kinds of scary scenarios where artificial intelligence takes over and runs the human race.  In the near future will a real estate robot show homes, negotiate de...
By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(All Seattle Homes for Sale: CooperJacobs.com)
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Want more love from Google? We all do :) You have to give Google what it wants. Even if you think your site is great and nothing could possibly improve it, you are wrong. Just take a day or two every few months and really clean it up. The results will be astaounding and you will also be offering ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    One of the things we are supposed to do in the June, Cloud Burst of You contest, is to write about an app we use and like. While I have many loaded on my phone, one that I find extremely useful in my field is Roof Pitch Factor or PitchFactor.    When on a questionably pitched roof I do not ha...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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I feel a bit threatened by this.  Don't know exactly why... iPhone 6 Fingerprint Recognition - Yeh or Nay   Yea! I finally got my new iPhone 6.  What I was most excited about was being able to have a bigger screen so I didn't need reading glasses.  I didn't get the super big phone as that one jus...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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Today's photo post is showing the lighthouse on Robbins Reef which is just north of Staten Island in New York Harbor. I took this photo from the Staten Island Ferry on my morning commute to work. The lighthouse has a very interesting history including the keepers of the light in the days before i...
By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Homes for Sale in BerkeleyFind Berkeley homes for sale and Berkeley neighborhood information  plus links for nearby South Charlotte homes and neighborhoods and their real estate listings. Homes for sale in Berkeley consist mostly of full brick homes many with their own swimming pools with mature ...
By Kathleen Luiten
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I just tried out a simple tool for making fun additions to emails and other marketing material. It's free and it took me 20 seconds to make this.Lottie Kendall introduced me to RedKid.net in one of her June Cloudburst blogs. Thanks, Lottie! It's an easy way to add some fun to our messages and mai...
By Jessica Schweppe, Writer, Marketer & Real Estate Enthusiast
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It used to be a big pain in the you-know-what to record your miles each time you got in the car to drive real estate clients to viewings or to head to an open house - especially if you forgot a pen. Thankfully, GPS and technology have made the process much easier.  There are lots of great apps yo...