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 Jessica Schweppe, Real Estate Marketing Expert + Blogger
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Most people know and acknowledge that technology adoption is happening at a dizzying speed – but do you know how it is impacting your real estate business? If you take a look at consumer research data, a very clear image of today’s tech-savvy home shopper begins to emerge. Technology adoption has...
By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate)
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 I read these on Mashable yesterday, Monday Morning, and knew I had to spread the word. Tech Failures As you can imagine, with 25 years of "virtual" experience under my belt, I pay close attention to all technology; Big companies like Apple ad Microsoft and smaller up and coming companies that ha...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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Always Have Your Business Card Handy with the Silicone Mobile Pocket I read a post by Michael Jacobs on business cards,  “How Soon Do You Whip It Out”.  This post made me think of how handy and easy it is for me to hand out my business cards. A Realtors, we always have our phones with us.  On the...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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An Observer’s View of Drones and Real Estate Listings.  This is not a pro or con of the use of drones in Real Estate listings, nor is it a debate on the FAA rulings on the use of said drones. I can remember the first time I saw the use of a drone to capture the magnificence of a large property ou...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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  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 Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
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Some months ago, Mark Stepp (one of the people creating Realvolve) shared an image of the their proposed new desktop with me and it was a radical and exciting departure from what they have and from the "norm" if you will. And now it's almost here! They're at Inman now - announcing it. Below is th...
By Angelica Blatt, Your Monterey Peninsula Real Estate Guide
(Teles Properties)
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Thanks Bob! I am sure that there are lots of folks out there that will benefit from this well thought out tutorial on how to add a Google Map to a website and blog post. I couldn't help but share it again. I am sure that I will be using it again and again. How To Make an Interactive Map for your ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users, and this time I Will Be First in Line! A lot of my friends think of me as an "Early Adapter", as I am generally up to date o the latest technology and and business concepts. Though I do like to keep learning at all times, and keep up to...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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A recent social phenomenon is crowd funding.  It was originally developed to help small businesses that could not get loans in the conventional way.  Recently this method has expanded to real estate at large.   It facilitates raising money for real estate developers’ looking to finance a new pro...
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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Have You heard About Quora?   This is a relatively new search site, that according to it’s front page “A continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.”.The thinking behind Quora is that the most interesting questions will rise t...
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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Have You Swyped Today? For those of you with newer ‘Droid’ phones, were you aware of Swype’.  It’s a new form of text input.  Instead of hitting each letter individually, you just drag your finger along the keyboard of your phone with quick pauses at the letters you want to input.  The software ...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
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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 PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Join me on Tuesday, August 11th at 9am Pacific time, where I'll share some tactics and concepts that will help your content get discovered more easily in the search engines today.  Way back in 2011 (which in internet age is like 100 years ago) Google introduced the first Panda update. Since then,...
By Bob Haywood,
(McGraw Realtors)
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I heard someone say one time, "Work smarter, not harder."  It's good advice, but also can be hard to follow because we are people of habit.  We build our lives and our business and our habits around how we think and how we do things.  And that means that we can find ourselves in a rut if we're no...
By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
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Contactually has been working on the problem I mentioned in my other post about Facebook and LinkedIn terminating parts of their data sharing. Contactually has another source to get some of the information and has implemented it. It doesn’t have the same capabilities but give them time and we’ll ...
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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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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 Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Infographics are becoming more and more popular.  Wikipedia describes infographics as graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.  There are several sites where you can create your own infographics:,
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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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...