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 Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 97
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 Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 37
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 Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 94
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: infogr.am.com, visual.ly...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
ActiveRain is full of information.As I was searching for a post about Infographics (creating one for my new listing), I came across Dorie Dillard 's post. Thanks for this post, Dorie.As I give a try to Infographics, here's a re-blog. May be, I'll see one of your posts with Infographics, soon. Inf...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
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 Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
(iPartnerMedia.com and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 3
CAPTCHA is annoying to many people. However, it is easier to type in those wiggly words and numbers than to reclaim your identity or rescue your hacked website. Those wiggly words and numbers are more than just nuisances (and, hey, even we can admit that they’re a little annoying sometimes).CAPTC...
By Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land
(LUVA Real Estate )
Comments 26
What Dirty Little Secret Does Your iPhone Keep For Law Enforcement, better yet, how do I turn this feature off! In this world of Big Brother, you pretty much have to learn to live with it - or completely unplug yourself. With these so called traffic cams recording every license plate that passes ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 74
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 Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 3
by Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist, Specializing in Search and Social SEO Keywords and Their Importance to Website Optimization As far as search engine optimization (SEO) is concerned, dozens or even hundreds of factors must be considered in order for your website to rank in the top 10....
By Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way
(Evers & Co. Real Estate)
Comments 2
This might very soon be the industry standard, but in our market area, they only seems to have popped up very recently: the virtual tours in 3D. They're like virtual reality trips that you can navigate through like in a sophisticated video game, seamless and perfect. No funny lines, distortions o...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 4
Realtor Property Resource  (RPR) Late last year, NAR began rolling out an exciting new product for Realtors alone.  It is called the Realtor Property Resource.  Those of us that belong to the Realtor Association of Martin County have been privileged to be able to use this awesome tool since late...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 4
  Get Off of My Cloud Who would have thought that the Rolling Stones, back over 40 years ago sang about something concerning me about today’s technology revolution.  Cloud computing, cloud storage, etc. is all the rage.  Easier to be transportable between locations, less expensive hardware requir...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 41
  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 Richie Alan Naggar
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 5
My forgetting is almost down to non-existent. That's right! I am able to remember all things and get them done no problem thanks to the tools available today in the tech world. No longer do I reach, search and seek out paper and pen. NO. I now lift my smart phone to my lips and dictate my wants &...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Comments 6
  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 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 Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 6
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 Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
Posted to Apple Support Forum and received the following response within a couple of hours. “Hi I had the same problem at the beginning. I fixed it with the following: open iTunes and go to radio. Play a song from a category like hip hop for example. After that try playing your favorite songs in ...
By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
Comments 0
  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 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 — ...