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.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Technology & Tools


By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 87
Photography is part of modern daily life now. Think about it. You carry a camera (in the shape of a mobile phone) with you at all times in your pocket (or purse). How many photos did you take today? how many this week? this month? this year? One of my all time favorite tech tools relates to worki...

By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Custom Video Creator
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
Comments 16
I've been wondering about a holiday gift for ActiveRainers and this is what I came up with...I have a great friend and colleague who has created a neat 21-lesson PowerPoint course, "How to Create Explainer Videos With PowerPoint." I just added the entire course to the Massive Real Estate Video Li...

By David Elya, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR - Broker
Comments 4
Rochester Michigan rules against Realtor Display of local listings for sale not allowed The City of Rochester Michigan, Zoning Board of Appeals, has ruled to in favor of their own administration and ordered Brookview Realty to remove photos of Rochester area real estate from the brokers display w...

By Joshua Harley, CEO, Tech Geek, Innovator, Disruptor, US Marine
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 9
Do you ever find yourself sending the same email over and over again? Are you one of those people that keep a document with a bunch of pre-written emails so you can quickly copy and paste them into your emails? Then here's a quick tip to make your life even easier.Ditch the doc and use your email...

By Michael Heiligenstein
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What template you choose says a lot about your company. With the vast amount of options available today making the choice is not as easy as it previously was.   There are certain features you want to take into consideration such as speed and if your chosen template is mobile friendly. Fit Small ...

By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
Comments 2
While we haven’t quite gotten to the point of robot personal assistants (remember Rosie the robot maid on the Jetsons?) technology has added a lot of features to make our lives easier.For real estate professionals, this technology has taken form in several different ways you can automate your bus...

By MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner
(TradeWinds Realty Group LLC)
Comments 5
Happy New Year All! Well here we are 2017!  What will this year hold for the new year? Okay so we don't have a crystal ball but after being in this business for decades some things do come to mind.  The Real Estate Business as we knew it two, five, ten or twenty years ago certainly has changed - ...

By Nancy Golliday, Web Design for RE
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Here's an update to an earlier post about Top Producer not having their mobile-friendly theme ready...well, it's ready and I have to admit, I'm thoroughly disappointed.They create a second website with less features available than their original platform. No more quick search available for the ho...

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.)
Comments 3
Tammy is one of those bloggers that could justifiably be Featured with every post she does.  This one WAS Featured so can't be used in my Second Chance Saturday series... but certainly worth a reblog,  even if only one extra person sees it.   Thanks Tammy Emineth   You rock! I started writing for...

By Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers
(Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260)
Comments 41
Caution - Don’t add the SSL to your website unless your IDX is also SSL compatible!Cheryl Carradini posted a great post on "2017 Changes to SEO with SSL Certificates.  Google Shaming?  No!"It’s a great post on why your website should have SSL.  I bookmarked the page and reminded myself to double ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 8
Well, I am up to watch the sunrise this morning, much as I am not facing east, and the island of Lanai is enrusted in darkness. This is much too early to be awake and working in Maui. It's also a good thing I did not rely on my stupid clock radio next to my bed to wake me up. I clearly set the ti...

By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 133
 If I had the time, I could easily put together a list of 100 sources of free photos for bloggers and web designers. But anyone should be able to pick 3 or more favorite sources from this list, or find one of the many other sources of free photos. Notice that google images isn't on this list. As ...

By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 3
Where to start  is it on ? How about on ? Do I spend more time on  sending out mulitple messages or is it  ? There are so many choices today. Homes to show, contracts to negotiate. Buyer's and Seller's to discuss their concerns. Title companies, mortgage companies. Blogging on   is always helpful...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker.
Comments 3
Change over time  takes time with small steps making big gains in the long run . Password Affirmations For a MONEY Mindset!     Here's a quick idea on ways to change your mindset for success!   One of the things that we all have to do several times a day is log in to websites using a password.  S...

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.)
Comments 51
"To know me is to love me."As a real estate agent, it is important in the online arena to use a bio or "About You" page to market your professional expertise and YOU as a person.  It is your introduction to your online visitors.Have you ever been on an online dating site?  I have and when I came ...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 25
I'm going to assume that most of you are not the busiest during the holidays? Then again, maybe you are since there are more people that have time off and feel they have the time to look at homes etc... but if you're like most agents and loan officers, this is probably your slowest month, or into...

By Paul Eastwood, My Buying Buddy IDX CRM
(My Buying Buddy IDX CRM Suite)
Comments 1
When it comes to full-service marketing/lead generation companies and their business model we have heard it all.  Maybe you can hear yourself in some of these sentiments that our clients have shared with us over the years.  We have “been there, done that” with full-service marketing and lead gene...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 7
I say – “Down with updates!”I love my computer. I love the Internet and email, but…This morning I created a new page on my website with information about a new prospecting letter set: Prospecting to Newlyweds.All was well until I clicked the button to preview the page. Then I saw that the sidebar...

By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
Comments 6
Florida Probate Agent, Eileen Burns is extending congrats on the featured blog posr Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.comSo happy to be a part of this #Active Rain community  Keeping up with technology is a skill set that constantly needs honing.  th...

By Brivity CRM, Leads. Listings. Leverage.
Comments 5
Are you blogging on ActiveRain yet? If your answer is no, then you should definitely reconsider! Boasting over 346,966 professional members, ActiveRain is the biggest and most established professional social network and blogging platform in the real estate industry (source). Benefits of being a R...