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 Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
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 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 Homesnap Pro App, The 5-star app that puts the MLS in your phone
(Homesnap)
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 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 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 Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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What Tools or Systems Do You Love – An ActiveRain Contest Technically this is about three tools, but I’ll lump two together since they are at their foundation, the same product but serve two different users ultimately. I wonder what my grandparents who were licensed Realtors in the 1950's through...

By Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582
(Keller Williams Success Realty)
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I recently read a post regarding the SEO of listing postsIt was a pretty good post all in all but something in my mind was missing.I read the post several times before I finally figured out what was missing.The post itself talked about tags, images. content and a whole slew of SEO "buzz" words w...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 One of the things that is a benefit to our niche as Realtors with expertise in Divorce is that it broadens our geographic reach....we have been appointed by Judges and recommended by Lawyers in nine counties in southeastern Wisconsin.  We have lived in Wisconsin for a lifetime...and know our wa...

By Kathleen Luiten, Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales
(Resort and Second-Home Specialist)
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This blog has so many great tips I thought it should be re-blogged in case any of you missed it. Enjoy! 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 ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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©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 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 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)
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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 Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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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)
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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 Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Real estate video, nothing better to show the local community flavor, the property listings currently for sale on the real estate market.But resistance. Why the fear of real estate video that lingers? The biggest critics like many things in life are not using real estate video. They cite videos t...

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)
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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...

By KWKLY Text To Lead, Delivering The Best Leads, Faster!
(KWKLY)
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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 Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 25
These are a few of my favorite things...We all have tools that help us with our job. Just like a carpenter with a hammer, there are some tools we use more than others. In response to this month's ActiveRain contest, I would like to share a couple of my favorites.G SUITE (formerly Google Business ...

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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Two Of My Favorite Tools That Help Me Help My ClientsApps are important to me because they help turn my iPhone and iPad into a traveling office. If you looked on my devices there are countless photo editing apps that help to fine tune my pictures or turn them into something more interesting.  How...