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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 33
 I saw this product being presented on The Today Show, and wanted to know more about it and how it would benefit my home office.   I saw it as a "tower" and plugging in all the different plugs would be at different angles, but never found that product.  We don't have many power outages, but when ...

By MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner
(TradeWinds Realty Group LLC)
Comments 8
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 - ...

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Photos are the first showing isn't some slick marketing slogan; it's an absolute fact. And, it's a fact that real estate agents and property owners will either benefit from using them, or will become the victims of poor sales response, if they don't.In today's residential real estate world, the v...

By Karen Butler, Destin/Fort Walton Relocation Specialist
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Comments 5
Okay so drones are the latest and greatest... or are they. I guess if you are listing Million dollar homes, or homes on a golf course or lake, then that would be great to feature. The openness of the landscapes, large sprawling estates, and huge McMansions. But drones aren't for every home. Ha! t...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 12
Brivity, for me, has certainly exceeded my expectations!  The system is so robust and I'm still learning all of the many incredible tools that Brivity has to offer. Must-Have Tools of the Trade   As others have mentioned in their posts on this topic, it really does take a lot of thought to narrow...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 20
This is our entry for the January 2017 Active Rain Contest "Get Out Your Crystal Balls: What is your prediction for 2017 Contest" sponsored by Praful Thakkar and also one of our posts for the "Official 2017 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge - Enhance YOUR Personal Best" sponsored by Lynn B. Friedman.  As ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 6
Some very good advice for real estate bloggers. Tools Make Blogs Feel Loved Kissed and Fresh What tools or systems do I use to make my phone ring ? That is the question . My market reports are what I feel make my phone ring . Now is that considered a tool or system .To me it a a system I have in ...
This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.You've probably heard that the FAA has finally issued its drone rules surrounding commercial use. After much public debate and proposals, they finally decided on a list of drone rules that would accommodate most parties' affected ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 21
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) are becoming / have become the next "big thing". In my opinion, they have their uses in real estate listings if you are dealing with significant parcels of land, with or without a home on the land. Does it really help sell a home with aerial views that the Buyer ...

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 Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582
(Keller Williams Success Realty)
Comments 6
A recent article in regarding drones for real estate is quite interesting.I for one wasn't aware that licensing would be required.  It makes sense though in my opnion.The DOT and FAA have finalized rules for the use and licensing of drones:"The new rule, which takes effect in ...

By Roy Barker
(Dockside Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
Since Drones were first introduced to the market I have been interested, but I have not pursued them because I didn't have a certification and was not really as interested in flying for fun.  On August 29th of this year the FAA changed the rules to allow anyone to get a Part 107 sUAV certificatio...

By Michael Heiligenstein
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If you haven't heard yet as of August 2016, the FAA relaxed drone operator restrictions. The potential of how drone technology would change the real estate industry has been discussed for a good portion of the last two years. That being said, very little came to fruition due to the restrictions m...

By Brivity Platform, Manage. Market. Communicate. Convert. Get leads
Comments 38
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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 18
Customer Service is Alive and Well at the Microsoft Store in the Westfield Mall in Century City, Los Angeles, CA that is.More and more we tend to grouse and complain that Customer Service is a lost or should I say fading skill.The other evening, I had issues with Microsoft Word, I was unable to s...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 10
                                                                    Sam Shueh                                                                   Realty One Group                                                            Campbell, CA Having an Online,,, Tru...

By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 69
I’m a guy that likes to try stuff out... I’m not usually first, but early and if I hear about an app or a website that looks like it might help me to get things done I’ll try it out. That said, over the past 2 years I’ve downloaded a lot of apps for my iPhone 6 Plus. I tried them out, then later ...

By Jackie -, Learn to leverage technology to get more done.
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MS Project 2010 training in Atlanta, GA. Small class size; limited to 8 students.Attend 1 or Both Days.Can't attend? Want us to bring this course to your site? We offer affordable, customized training for groups of as few as 4 people. Contact us or call 770.498.7333 for details. For a detailed qu...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 12
Appraising Big Timber Tracts Quickly and Accurately! The key tool is Statistics.The Foresters at Woodland Management Service do Appraise forests of all sizes ranging from individual urban trees to large tracts as large as a half million acres.Considering that it takes a day to measure and apprais...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
Comments 15
TWO REAL ESTATE TOOLS FOR PHOENIX REAL ESTATE I have been a professional Realtor for the past sixteen years. I have many tools in my bag when it comes to real estate. However, I have to pick two tech tools to write about for this month’s contest. So, I listed all my tech tools that I currently us...