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 Christopher Pagli, "I Stay Open Until You Close"
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
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Earlier this year Google debuted the Posts feature for all business listings. If you do not already have a business page here is how you can set one up.  Before I tell you the reasons, let me explain what this feature is so you are clear. Between 100-300 words, you can create offers, promote even...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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2018 GAR FORMS - Available For Review Or Training In December 2017Georgia Association of REALTORS announced that the 2018 GAR Forms will be available for Review or Training in December 2017. In order to access the watermarked 2018 GAR Forms, you must have an active NRDS number or a valid 2018 For...

By Steve Penner, REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers
(Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software)
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Hello it's a New Year, and time to think about income tax returns and paperwork...fun, fun!!Just wondering what accounting software everyone uses to keep track of income and expenses?  Would be interested in your thoughts, opinions, etc..Here is an idea that uses the idea of a Ledger rather than ...

By Steve Penner, REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers
(Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software)
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Many Real Estate Agents do their own bookkeeping, some will hire a bookkeeper... but what about virtual bookkeeping? How does "virtual bookkeeping" work? Why & when should an agent consider a "virtual bookkeeper"?  Here is a flowchart on the "HOW" question:  A few thoughts on "WHY" use a Virtual ...

By Dawn Pfaff, NY State MLS President
(NYStateMLS)
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Does your state have a statewide MLS?  Some states do have one but many do not and across the country in many rural areas there is no MLS at all. Enter My State MLS (www.mystatemls.com)  Started in 2014, My State MLS is a statewide MLS for the entire United States.  It is affordable, easy to join...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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How cool would it be if you could open a savings account and make regular deposits, allow other people to make withdrawals any time they wanted and your principle balance would never go down?  Then, every once in a while, one of those people who made a withdrawal would come back and make a big fa...

By Janet Kuehn- Charleston SC Homes Call 843-225-8890, Charleston SC Homes
(Southern Breezes Realty)
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How cool would it be if you could open a savings account and make regular deposits, allow other people to make withdrawals any time they wanted and your principle balance would never go down?  Then, every once in a while, one of those people who made a withdrawal would come back and make a big f...

By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
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Integrating IDX in your real estate website will ensure that your website can show the property listings on the websites of Multiple Listing Services (MLS).Below is a discussion about what IDX is and why it is important for real estate agents to offer it.Quick Links  What is IDX? Different Choice...

By Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
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Also featured on Inman News.   You know real estate in your target area like the back of your hand.  But, we all know that means very little if you have zero, zip, zilch home seller or buyer prospects.  If your leads pipeline seems to have dried up like a biscuit nuked in the microwave, "then le...

By CJ Hays, Reputation Marketing & Websites for Realtors
(Agent Reputation)
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There are a number of websites that ask you to type in your URL, wherein they will scrub your website looking for errors that may effect your SEO including load speed and other processes running within your website. Many of these sites hope and pray they find negative results so they can sell you...

By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
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Negative keywords are an important component of a Google AdWords campaign. You may be paying for clicks that are of no value to you. Using the searching terms section, you can see the search terms people are using to find your website. The columns will show total number of clicks, and costs. When...

By Mark Organek, On a journey to accomplish one huge goal.
(And the United States of America)
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Mark Organek - (Had to remove text here) to the REALTORS Provides Free Access to the Homekeepr App. How does Homekeepr Help Agents? Your clients get reminders to perform maintenance on their house such as gutter cleaning, servicing a furnace, oiling the garage door opener chain, changing air filt...

By Christopher Pagli, "I Stay Open Until You Close"
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
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 7 Important Points To Consider When Blogging:👨‍💻- Write 4 headlines before choosing one. According to research, 8 out of 10 people will read your headline, but only 2 out of 10 will read the full article.- - Write at a 6th-grade reading level. This doesn’t mean you should sound like a 6th-grader...

By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
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Safety is a serious concern for Realtors®. NAR announced in November 2017 that a new safety tool is being made available to all Realtors® for free. Trust Stamp is online service that empowers Realtors® to protect themselves and their clients by helping them verify stranger identities prior to mee...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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 Hey ActiveRainers,Here's a little "Twas the night" remix, with some of our very own PropertyMinder website eye-candy (see below) that I thought might spark an interest for folks looking to upgrade their marketing (and, of course, listings).Enjoy,Tim 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thr...

By PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent), Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Howdy ActiveRainers,Here's a little holiday rhyme (inspired by the late, great Dr. Seuss) to kick off December – and, very likely, a boost in your listings.(And in case you "don't get it" - the "Grinch" in the following context is in reference to Trulia, Zillow and the like.)    Every agent acros...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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If you are looking to improve the performance of your website and generate more business, than this post from Juliana Casale  should be your guide to accomplish the results you want: Getting more home buyers to visit your real estate website requires search engine optimization (SEO) as well as un...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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So you've had your point-and-shoot digital camera for a year or two but want to do things it was not designed to do. You might covet a professional single lens reflex (SLR) but can?t afford a price tag upwards of $500. In that case, the "hybrid" may be just the thing. Hybrids fall into an area be...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Only 2 percent of people are able to safely multitask while driving.Texting and dialing create more danger on the road than any cellphone-related activity. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, however, says using the cellphone at all is a serious safety hazard on the road. The Sena...

By April @ Chime Technologies, We market for agents, build CRM and tools. Ask me!
(Chime)
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I chatted with coaching expert Chris Morrison about real estate coaching in the modern age. This is the final installment of our interview... AW: There's no denying we're fully immersed in the digital age. It's vitally important for a real estate agent who wants to remain relevant and be a succes...