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 Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Its all about YOU!, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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To my Active Rain Community - I am posing this question. I have always been a PC user in all aspects of my life and am looking to maybe switch over to a Mac. Does anyone have a compelling reason to stay with a PC OR a compelling reason to switch to a Mac with regards to working in Real Estate. I ...

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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This is a really neat app to have for those of us who rely on our cell phones for business.  I am checking to see what's available for my Sprint Android phone.  If any of you know have some suggestions, please don't hesitate to share.     Ever wonder who is calling when you are unable to answer t...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Increase Your Chances of Being Found on Google   This has been a week of technology learning from taking webinars to a local Tech Day at my local board to our regional Bar Camp in Nashville. With so many tips and ideas flying around I want to share one that an SEO Specialist, Ross Jones from Nash...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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They say there is an app for everything and I believe that if there isn't, there will be. This app has an interesting use; if you lose your key then you can take the info in your app to a locksmith and the locksmith can make you a duplicate key. Now that is very handy. Thanks Lottie Kendall for s...

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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Most of us would be lost without our "smart phones" if we loose or have them stolen.  Even worse is all the personal information that is on them.  Having the right tools in case this situation happens will make for less stress and a better outcome:   A turned back and ooops....David's I Phone dis...

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 Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
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I wrote another blog about how I can't compete any longer on the search engines.  Consider this, in 2007 around $8,000,000 to $9,000,000 out of the $12,000,000 in total sales I did that year came from my website.  I've never been able to match that, especially since the real estate bubble burst, ...

By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
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UPDATE:  I've once again switched up my websites (I'll be writing another post about it - it's brutal)!  I changed the link to the new domain on my Zillowpress website. I never thought I'd be writing this post.  I've never had anything good to say about Zillow.  But I wanted to create hyper-local...

By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
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About 4 or 5 years ago I created a hyper-local website for Orland Park real estate but I let it go - in fact, I shut down the blog/site and redirected the domain name to the Orland Park page on my main website.  I wish I hadn't done that! To my credit, although I worked in Orland Park, my office ...

By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate, Social Media Marketing for Real Estate and Real Estate Blogging Expert)
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How Can You Tell How Many People Read Your Blog Posts?I am excited to say that I received many comments on my Worst Blog Mistakes. I'm also very embarrassed to say I had two mis-spelled words and one very long run-on sentence!!! Thanks to those who caught the mistake! Shame on you for those who d...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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  It is time for an upgrade on my mobile phone . I received an Email from Apple about the Red Phone . I went to Google and looked it up . I had been having trouble with my phone anyway  I went over to my local T-Mobile store close to my office and it was upgrade time . It was explained to me that...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I started using charts in my market reports a few years ago.It does make a difference for sure.A re-post with the tutorial from Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner.Adding Graphs & Charts to Your Market Reports is A LOT Easier Than You Think! This week I "kicked it up a notch" and added graphs and charts ...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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THREE BRANDS THAT I TRUST IN MY PHOENIX REAL ESTATE BUSINESS Many of us continue to practice real estate on a daily basis. However, do you ever think of the products that one uses consistently each year as we continue to grow our business. We were asked to pick three bands that we are loyal to wh...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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The first time I went to my youtube video manager and found a copyright notice on a video I'd uploaded from Animoto (where I have a pro account) I about flipped my lid. But after a long wait on hold the customer service rep told me the page where I could send youtube  a link with their "legal not...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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As a former Top Producer user, I can honestly say this has been the simplest, yet most comprehensive Client Relationship Manager I've ever used. Referral Maker CRM makes work, fun! It has an APP for your mobile device, so you can run your business like a business from your office, home office or ...

By Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
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Got a signature? Try My Live Signature for your signature on blog I have a signature I use on my signature at the end of my blog that I have set up in my BLOG SETTINGS that I use. I had a few AR Members ask me what ap I used. So, I thought I would share the link and web address now. On my blog I ...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Are your smart televisions, smartphones and smart fridges vulnerable to eavesdroppers? The WikiLeaks revelations the fact that CIA purportedly has the ability to break into our everyday consumer electronics raises that troubling question.  See how here Smart homes could possibly be smart enough t...

By Sarah Cole, Strategic Social Media Consultant
(Strategic Digital Marketing Consultant - http://www.coleconnectmarketing.com)
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I was listening to a live stream of Inman Connect - #ICNY2017 and heard this woman start mentioning mobile website stats. I am all over numbers and so she got my attention. I thought I should share because maybe you didn't know about this either.  Nearly half of all visitors will leave a mobile s...

By Cheryl Carradini, BSB/MKT, MBA
(SIMC Corp)
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For some time now, there has been chatter in the SEO world that SSL will soon become the standard for all websites. Now, this might not seem very important to you as a small business owner. But, eventually, it will be very important to every online communication with your customers and prospects....

By Inbound Real Estate Marketing, Learn Online Marketing Today.
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Active Rain Community,   I just wrapped up a four-day project that I am lovingly going to refer to as "4 days in the life of Placester".  For those that don't know Placester is a Real Estate website provider. Here are the quick facts:   The men in the picture above are the founders. Frederick Tow...