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

By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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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 Carlos Cardo, Providing Professional Service on a Personal Level
(RE/MAX Allegiance)
Comments 6
3D Virtual Reality Listings Embrace The Change I currently offer a Free 3d Virtual Reality Listing package on ALL my listings. Why all listings? Because regardless of the price of the home it is somebody's castle and it is going to be someone else's castle soon! You can see the impact of the 3D V...

By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
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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 Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
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I was reading a few real estate blogs on activerain.com this morning and saw one posted that I would have bet was spam since it was written in a foreign language.  Fortunately, I recognized the language and a few words. Since I started Kindergarten in Vietnam back in about 1966 at the Phoenix Stu...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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If you are planning on obtaining your FAA Part 107 Remote UAS license, and planning to fly a drone for commercial purposes (for example - aerial real estate photography), sooner or later you will encounter a location you want to "shoot" that falls within airspace requiring a waiver or "COA" from ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 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 Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
Comments 2
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 Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
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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 John Moran
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
Comments 2
 Listing Details-Seacrest Beach - 62 Seacrest Beach Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413Price: $934,900MLS number: 6518294 Bedrooms4 BathsSquare Footage: 2704Call John Skinner (850) 543-5763 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. Own a house on the pool in Seacrest Beach! ...

By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 1
Tech trends every Realtor should embrace in 2017 is a pertinent article that is published on Active Rain and relevant to Real Estate. To read more, scroll down. As featured in REALTOR Mag  Have you ever worried, “We are being replaced” as you examine the technological changes and advances of each...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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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 as it was not easy to narrow down to just two, given that these days we rely on all types of technology tools and most of the time take these f...

By Zachary Foisie, I build CRMs, tools, and deliver leads. Ask me!
(Chime)
Comments 15
Danger, Will Robinson!Did you know? 46 percent of all firms cited keeping up with technology as one of the biggest fears facing their firm in the next two years (2015 Profile of Real Estate Firms).As we grow our businesses, the demands of balancing lead generation, nurturing, communication, facil...

By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart in Scottsdale, Arizona)
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We all have those "back in the day" stories in real estate. Back in the day, we had no computer, no online MLS, no smart phone, no text, no email. How did my mother, also a Realtor, and I in the beginning do our job? I cannot imagine having to go into the real estate office and flip through the w...

By Rich Swier, We Predict Future Listings
(offrs.com)
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One of the commitments we make at offrs.com is to offer value to all real estate agents who register on our website. Obviously our flagship product offrs+ (where we generate listing leads using our smart data) is how we provide the most value to our clients and how we make money - but we understa...

By Brivity CRM, Leads. Listings. Leverage.
(Brivity)
Comments 2
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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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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 Gina McKinley, ABR, CIAS, CDPE, CRS, SFR - Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, & Scottsdale
(RE/MAX Masters)
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Where do you store the contact information for the people in your network?  Your phone?  Google Contacts?  Outlook?Your network, also referred to as your database or sphere of influence, is your single greatest asset.  If you aren’t managing it using a dedicated customer relationship management p...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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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 Cheryl Carradini, BSB/MKT, MBA
(SIMC Corp)
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Setting up Facebook Messenger to work with your phone allows you to answer Facebook messages from potential and current clients in a more time-effective and professional manner. This article will walk you through the steps you need to take to download your Facebook Messenger Code, setup your Face...