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 Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
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Featured in RealtorMag. In the film,Transformers, I love how Bumblebee and the other Autobots come to the aid of humans in style (yellow Camaro with racing stripes and what-not's). Well, auto-bots are not just for the movies!   AutoBots aren't just for the movies anymore! As a real estate pro, yo...

By Kathryn Jones
(Mountain Properties)
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One of the things I regularly do is to go to as many real estate related events as I can. No matter what the subject matter is, I always come away with at least one gem of information to add to my arsenal.This month, I attended our regular monthly Association breakfast where one of the presenters...

By Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
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As featured on HuffPost Mars.  Venus.  Pluto.  Real estate virtually out of this world, literally.  For some of us, out-of-space travel is merely an unfulfilled fantasy.  However, Zayden Wright was able to "blast off", all thanks to the virtual reality technology that is becoming more common plac...

By Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
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There is a lot of noise in our daily lives.  We get emails, text messages, social media contact requests, and see commercials daily.  As a result, it is getting harder to meaningfully connect with others.  Yet, if we do not connect, we will lose out on business, whether through referrals or repea...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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As a person who grew up in Silicon Valley and has seen the transformational changes that have occured throughout not only Cupertino, but the rest of the Bay Area due to the high tech jobs, Steve Jobs was certainly one who changed the world.  My father met him years ago when Apple was first gettin...

By Shon Kokoszka, Coaching and Training to increase your income
(ICON Coaching)
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Jessica Edgerton warns Active Rain real estate agents that they could be at risk to cyber criminals.“Think before you click.” —NAR Associate Counsel Jessica Edgerton US real estate companies have become perfect targets for cyber-criminals, warns NAR Associate General Counsel Jessica Edgerton. Don...

By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
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I learned about Websitebox here on Active Rain and joined the contest to win a free website.  I didn't win and purchased a website for $99.00 and the blog module for an additional $99.00.  I used it for 29 days and ended up canceling on the 30th.  They promptly returned my money. Why Did I Cancel...

By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
(RE-ACT, LLC)
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Hey everybody! Just wanted to put it out again that I have joined http://Realvolve.com as the VP of Customer Success and invite you to check it out if you have not already. I consider it to be the Real Estate CRM that is the most up and coming, and will eventually be one of the top two or three o...

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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DocuSign Data Breach - Read All About It! - DANGER Will Robinson! (2/2) UPDATE:DocuSign explains that the data breach was limited to a NON-CORE SYSTEM that was used for [account holder] service-related announcements. ***  Please see the FIRST post of this series.Below, you will find further infor...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Collective Design Fair-a celebration of innovative contemporary design organized during NYCxDesign 2017-wrapped up last week in New York City, and one of the most interesting installations in the show was wallpaper. See the details here Ground breaking wallpaper converts hideous wires into creati...

By CJ Hays, Online Reputation Marketing for Realtors
(Agent Reputation)
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A large percentage of home shoppers that use Zillow, Realtor.com, Redfin, etc., google the street addresses of the homes they find looking for additional data like maps, images, history and VIDEOS.So let’s address an issue most realtors have. 95% of the time YOUR actual listing landing page is no...

By Patricia Joy Schenk, M.Ed., Right Home, Right Price, Right Realtor
(Samson Properties)
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has anyone used squarespace to build their real estate website?

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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DocuSign Data Breach DANGER Will Robinson! Read All About IT !   (1/2)UPDATED: May 22, 2017  DocuSign reported a data breach that allowed malicious hackers to conduct a wide-ranging phishing campaign.In a notice on DocuSign's website, the breach was discovered when investigating the cause of an i...

By Real Bird
(RealBird Inc.)
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We just launched a new product called Homes By SMS™. In this first version, it is now available for our three local MLS markets (MLS Listings, MAX/EBRD, BAREIS in the San Francisco Bay Area) but we are working around the clock to launch our US nationwide, and Canada version very soon.Homes By SMS...

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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eSign Online Spoofs - Phishing Attempts Result - DANGER Will Robinson! eSign Online Spoofs, actually are Phishing Attempts. Responding to them will result in DANGER to your online presence.  If you receive any email SUPPOSEDLY from eSign, check to see if the form address is the normal one - norep...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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 Technology is Moving FastWhen I first got in real estate we have very few techie tools. We used a typewriter to write contracts and if away from the office we carried pads of contract forms and carbon paper. Cell phones were not common nor affordable therefore we carried change to stop at phone ...

By Jay O'Brien, Kansas City : Social Media Guy
(RE/MAX Revolution)
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Technology is redefining how a Realtor does business. Gone are the days of faxes and up next on the chopping block is the good ol' pen to sign on paper.  So, there are lots of companies out there trying to pull away as the leader in this market. I enjoy playing with all of these tools and have dr...

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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 Ransomware Attacks Rampant Worldwide -Danger Will Robinson !!!     Make sure to back up every connected computer, server and storage device on your network. Any unprotected computers or servers remain vulnerable.  The phishing emails contain malicious links and attachments. When clicked, the int...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Howdy, Tim here, with a little "Wednesday Wisdom" for ya (re: an update and offer about generating listings from the hottest housing market in the nation).."Four of the five most expensive [housing] markets were in California. Silicon Valley's San Jose [locale of PropertyMinder headquarters] took...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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I just read an article on Wired about 200,000 high quality photos available on a site called Upsplash. The owners consider photos a lost leader for future monetization so I was excited for a new site like this to come into existence. The site has been used for photos by none other than facebook a...