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 Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 82
Way back in 2011 (which in internet age is like 100 years ago) Google introduced the first Panda update. Since then, we've seen a number of related updates to Panda. Most recently, TheSEMPost reports on Panda 4.2, which may be more a refresh than an actual update, but nonetheless purports to impa...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 73
How to fight against the Internet Bad Guys who send you potential destructive emails....Recently I have noticed that the “bad guys” on the internet are getting better and better, I see emails allegedly from, Agents who I know or recognize their names…I also get inquiries from potential buyers who...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 20
Introductory Videos 2015 - YouTube Thursdays  You know I’ve written about them before, and even won an Active Rain contest in 2011 for my submission of an introductory video. Honestly, looking at the video now, it's no longer relevant. Nor, in my opinion, is it interesting enough to hold a viewer...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 40
  MARKETINGIt's fun to learn new concepts and ideas for marketing your business; however, is your marketing now or soon to be artificial or real? To me, marketing real means being real time, you're present with people communicating with a show and tell mentality, demonstrating and answering quest...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Comments 3
  Know your Market, Your Business Plan, Yourself Social Media – It’s crucial to know your market, & work what’s right for you within a business plan.Chris Webb, Education & Training with Nova Home Loans, says that here in Tucson we can demographically subdivide into two main categories:  One by t...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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So Nick installed Windows 10 today on his laptop. He was the guinea pig. Loves all the features, pretty cool stuff. Only issue I-tunes says must sign in to play I-Tunes and he is signed in. Called Apple Support, they are fabulous, but no resolution yet. Anyone else have this problem. Or even bett...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 3
Debb James of Clark County, Washington, is an expert on videos and we've learned a tremendous amount from her. In this blog post from earlier today, she does a great job outlining what is necessary in an introductory video.We're struggling with video. We have lots of excuses as to why we don't ha...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
(RE-ACT, LLC)
Comments 3
Facebook and LinkedIn decided to stop sharing data with many vendors, including many CRM vendors. An excerpt from an article in Small Business Trends:“On April 30, Facebook will no longer allow third-party apps to export your data — including your Facebook contacts, profile photos and messages — ...
By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
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I learned about Websitebox here on Active Rain and joined the contest to win a free website.  I didn't win and purchased a website for $99.00 and the blog module for an additional $99.00.  I used it for 29 days and ended up canceling on the 30th.  They promptly returned my money. Why Did I Cancel...
By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 0
Already a customer? Tell a friend! Learn about our referral program benefits. View this email in your browser August is 2 days away. Fall is just around the corner. Crazy, right?We're equipping you with what you need to be successful in the last 5 months of 2015. Why not take advantage? Newslett...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 16
Content is King.  Video is a Must. Website content always has been and always will be king.  The new and very important addition to that is video.  I’ve written several posts and created a few video tutorials about the value of using video to promote your business.  Video, when created, optimized...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
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  Real Estate terminology for home buyers and home sellers is important so you can more easily understand the nuances of the process  of a real estate transaction. Be sure to ask your real professional if you don't understand something, and he or she will be glad to explain the what, why and how....
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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    For those with Android based smart phones, and especially for those with multiple e-mail accounts, consider downloading and installing K9 Mail on your device.   I’ve been using this for about a week and it is my absolute favorite and so much better than the native email app for my phone.  Her...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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In the practice of good Feng  Shui principles, one of the most basic and easy to do is decluttering yor space, and the Elite Team does a fantastic job here showing us all how to easily declutter our smart phones!Thank you to the Elite Team for posting! Love and light,Laura Most of us have probabl...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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How well do you know the most popular real estate websites? According to the eBizMBA Rank, the Top 10 Real Estate websites as of July 1, 2015, included many familiar names, along with one or two sites you may not have expected!Here's the order of popularity, as determined by the number of unique ...
By Eileen Burns, FL Luxury Homes Hollywood Lakes,Golden Isles/Beach
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
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At a recent REbar camp held at Gulfstream Village, Halllandale Beach FL (Christine lee's Restaurant), I was introduced to this app.  It is the new darling of social media, owned by twitter.  You can upload photos directly to Periscaope.  Check out Jessica Schweppe below for all the details and co...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Comments 0
3 Mobile Apps You Should be UsingMillions of mobile applications have been created to date, and hundreds of thousands are downloaded per day. With the overwhelming amount of apps available, it may sometimes be difficult to find the ones that are actually useful and effective in real estate. Lucki...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Great blog.  I am always trying to learn more. Great information.Thanks for sharing.. Way back in 2011 (which in internet age is like 100 years ago) Google introduced the first Panda update. Since then, we've seen a number of related updates to Panda. Most recently, TheSEMPost reports on Panda 4....
By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate)
Comments 3
So you have had a great weekend and you get to start the week one day later! Congratulations!All that means is that you have one less day to get your work done this week!! LOLAnyway, it’s Tech Tuesday and we want to tell you about one of the latest gadgets out there and see what you think!Let’s t...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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There are a lot of contact management systems for REALTORS® to choose from.  The options can be overwhelming.  While each system has its own set of strengths, the important thing to remember is that the best real estate CRM is the one that you’re truly going to use!Every real estate agent is diff...