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 Real Bird
(RealBird Inc.)
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See below an example of using the RealBird branded listing photo and the RealBird SMS platform in a Craigslist ad.The link of the Craigslist ad will expire eventually, but until then, you can view it online as well.Do you have an example of your usage of these RealBird services that we could shar...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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OK, technically today is Saturday... but if you want to pick up some weekly insights from one of the best SEO minds out there, make time each week for Whiteboard Friday from Rand Fishkin at week's episode is How Google May Use Searcher, Usage & Clickstream Behavior to Impact Rankings...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
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You can spend LESS time creating content if you spend MORE time optimizing and sharing the content you already have!! This was our conversation on today's weekly consultation calls!Step 1: Use keyword research to BEST identify the opportunityStep 2: Write LONG-FORM content to create VALUABLE cont...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty
(Zion Realty)
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Everyone knows that pictures and videos are dominating the internet when it comes to marketing and advertising. The more interesting and visually appealing the content, the more likely your target audience will be attracted to your brand or company. There are an endless amount of apps and social ...
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 to check on live currency exchange rates.  I am happy that XE has a great app for the iPad, iPhone, and Androi...
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 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 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 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 Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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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 just seems like it's too big  - remember those big mobile phones ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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How many apps do you buy and they just sit there and you don't know what to do with them?I used Trello at first but I was using two other productivity programs at the time and I didn't see the need to add another.About two months ago I had an aha moment and found that Trello really helped me orga...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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 How to Turn a Laptop into a Desktop I walked in the office  and was excited to see a fellow agent who had been out of the office for awhile and tripped .  I caught myself from falling luckily but by bag dropped and so did my laptop computer that I had not tuned off When I did plug it in the scre...
By Keith Ritter, 602-908-5020 AZ Realtor, Glenndale AZ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Profesional Partners Glendale AZ Real Estate Peoria/Realtor)
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  Contact: Keith W Phone: 6029085020     Single Family - Detached - Glendale, AZ Listed at 255000.00       Send To   Subdivision SONOMA Category Homes Type Single Family Re-Sale Sq Footage 1951 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Half Bathrooms 0 Lot Size 0 Short Sale No Year Built 1996 Home Address 6906 W A...
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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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  There are some members who spend time in coffee shops....their "office on the road" or a convenient place to meet a client...Or that favorite restaurant for breakfast....we are more mobile today than ever before.    Mobility means increased security....not just your personal security, but prote...
With everything that’s available to prospective home buyers looking for their dream homes and competitive mortgage rates, there isn’t a single go to place on the web to help them find the best professional. Yelp reviews and Linkedin resumes fall short in a number of areas, including: the inabilit...
By Home Value Leads
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This article was originally posted on the Home Value Leads blog. You’re working your Home Value Leads as fast as they come in. You and your team are processing seller inquiries and now you have listings from your leads. Listings develop into closings (hooray!) and they’re closing escrow so quickl...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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The right image can add visual punch to your post as well as breaking up a wall of words. But did you know that images also play a role in search engine optimization (SEO)?How you choose your image's filename, file size, caption, ALT text, and more can all contribute to how well you place in the ...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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Great News Today My Screen Can Be Fixed When I worked at the RE/Max in Bensalem there was a wonderful computer shop called Smartcomp . I remember I would even buy bare bone computers back in the day . It was also brought to mind when Myrl Jeffcoat posted a comment about her computer   It seemed s...