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 Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
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As featured in REALTOR Mag Have you ever worried, “We are being replaced” as you examine the technological changes and advances of each new year. Yes, times are changing. Interestingly, that has not eliminated the need for expert help. The National Association of REALTOR® (NAR) thirty-fifth editi...

By Brivity CRM, Leads. Listings. Leverage.
(Brivity)
Comments 26
This is my biggest secret. For four years I have been planning and building and connecting the dots. The fact that we have to pay for 20 different software services, re-enter leads, listings, and pendings, and end up using what I can only describe as the creme of the crap software services ticks ...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 25
Since Valentine's Day was one of the themes of this month's tool challenge, I wanted to choose my topic with love in mind. Had I been writing about money tools, I would have reworked my previous posts about the benefits of blogging on AR with backlinks to an IDX Wordpress site - but I've done tha...

By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 43
I really enjoy Instagram. It’s one of my favorite platforms. To me it’s a daily digital lifestyle photo magazine and I get to be one of the photographers!Instagram is a community that loves to share photos of location, lifestyle, and community. Sound familiar? These are the 3 oldest axioms of rea...

By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 77
February Contest- Tell Us What You Can't Love and Can't Live WithoutIt's the month we focus on love whether or not there is someone special in our lives. We all have things that are special to us and we want to know what you are thinking and loving. In our businesses there are tools or systems th...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 15
Bob Stewart has challenged us to write a post about two tech tools we use in our business. This February Active Rain Challenge has been thought provoking. It was not easy to narrow down to just two, given that these days we rely on all types of technology tools which we now take for granted most ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 46
©by Patricia Feager, 2/13/2017 Digital Immigrants are people who grew up in a world where there were no smartphones, and students carried schoolbags filled with heavy textbooks that needed to be purchased. Although many people around 40 years old and up adapted to technology because of video game...

By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
Comments 0
 Computer Woes, AGAIN! We have all been there. You get up one morning and log on to your computer only to find it isn’t working. My latest event happened yesterday morning. Oh joy, none of the icons on my desktop were working. I would click on them and the program would start to open and immediat...

By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 6
Ranking my tech tools as a California and Hawaii real estate broker obviously includes my smart phones and pc computer at the very top. That is a no brainer in this day and age. If I didn't have them, I could not do my business in today's world.SO WHAT TWO 'OPTIONAL' TECHNICAL TOOLS CAN'T I LIVE ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 25
 A turned back and ooops....David's I Phone disappeared....hmmm....Ah yes...Insurance it's a wonderful thing !  Calls made immediately. the phone is now locked, the information stored deleted and whoever thought they got a shiny new I Phone...got a techie paper weight !There is nothing that they...

By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
Comments 0
Build your own content network and generate your own leads! With Matthew De Fede or Realty Executives Elite Homes

By Nancy Tallman, Real Estate Strategist
(Summit Sotheby's International Realty)
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Nancy Tallman February 22, 2017 0 Households have an average of 10 connected devices today. That might look like a few smart phones, a couple of laptops, an iPad, a Playstation, Apple TV, Amazon Echo or Amazon Fire Stick. If you’re really into new technology you may have already connected your s...

By SmartZip Analytics, Predictive analytics for real estate
(SmartZip)
Comments 23
This week, ace trainer and coach Michael Tritthart shared his five tips for nailing tech in 2017. But don’t worry, leveraging technology doesn’t have to mean learning code or building apps. In most cases, Michael shared tips that help you get more from the tasks you’re already performing every ti...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 6
                                                                    Sam Shueh                                                                   Realty One Group                                                            Campbell, CA Having an Online PresenceRealtor.com, Movoto.com, Homes.com, Tru...

By Stephen Fells
(AgencyLogic)
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It’s crucial to keep your business information on Google up to date - learn how to make basic edits to your business on Google in the following brief video.Learn more click here. 

By Homesnap Pro App, The 5-star app that puts the MLS in your phone
(Homesnap)
Comments 0
 Imagine that your MLS is like a firehose. Updates are continually pouring out: listings, sales, contracts, price changes. Some days, the feed is manageable, but on others you need a much bigger bucket.  It takes a lot of time and manpower to keep track of all the data that relate to your farm ar...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 69
I just read a post on WordFence.com regarding this imminent Google change that is expected to take place January 31, 2017. To say "This change may confuse your site visitors or surprise you if you are not expecting it" is an understatement, in my opinion.   When Chrome 56 is released later this m...

By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 13
Two of my Favorite Tools...Aviary is a free photo editor... You can use it on your phone via the app for iPhone or Android, or go to the website aviary.com... The phone app has more features and add ons. I’m a fan of sites like Instagram so I’m always in need of an app that I can use to crop, adj...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 27
Fair warning to all my ActiveRain friends who manage their own real estate business and/or who have WordPress sites.   Setting IDX Aside: please note this is not about IDX providers not having SSL as was addressed in this post.  I am sharing this with the AR community to hopefully save you from g...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 30
This is our entry for the February Active Rain Contest "What Tools or Systems Do You Love - An ActiveRain Contest" sponsored by ACTIVERAIN CONTESTS. Suzanne is the "editor in chief" of our aerial photography and videos, and in order to accomplish that relies heavily on two of her favorites:   Ado...