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 Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 15
Reviewing photos for Dick Greenberg's photo contest provided lots of room for improvement.   About 4 years ago I was working with a buyer and happened upon a home that I thought might fit their needs.  This home was a "remodeled" home in Central Phoenix that looked like it still needed lots of wo...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 1
Not another new scheme to be Leary of! Scammers use a novel technique to gain access to computer data in a three-step process. First, they convince a computer user that they have a virus. Then they convince you that they can fix it. See details here  The next new scheme: The ‘You have a virus’ po...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 20
Kevin Vitali "You need to be licensed- Using a drone commercially (for your real estate business) requires you to have a remote pilots license. It requires studying flight maps learning weather systems and passing a test.  Don't do it without a license!"Right on target - and - re-blog! I recently...

By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Comments 2
These tutorials include tools that I, Lori Ballen, use in my every day lead generation strategies. It’s important that you realize it’s not the tools that are necessary for you to use, it’s the concepts that you need to learn. If you have the budget to afford these tools, then by all means, dive...

By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
Comments 1
CONTACT: Lori Ballen Ballen Brands 702-917-0755 team@ballenbrands.com BallenBrands.com Ballen Brands Launches New Real Estate Agent Website ThemeBallen Brands, a marketing company for real estate agents, has launched a new theme for their real estate agent websites, known to many as BREW (Ballen ...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 40
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Social media marketing has always been a little bit like the movie Jumanji (with Robin Williams) to me. You have to keep playing to see results. Sometimes those results are not what you expected but the end goal is to win (i.e. receive buyer/seller clients). When the FB...

By Real Bird
(RealBird Inc.)
Comments 3
The RealBird Nearby Homes For Sale Wordpress plugin has been updated (version 0.9.9). This update mainly consists of bug fixes and full support of Wordpress sites that run on secure protocols (SSL/HTTPS). Thanks John for reporting the SSL issueYou can download the updated plugin and docs in the R...

By Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor
(Carousel Realty of Dyer County)
Comments 2
Today I got a call from a company wanting me to advertise my Destin vacation rentals on their website for a "small" fee. I guess they are trying to take advantage of owners and renters alike dropping out of vrbo, trip advisor, etc. These companies are taking the lead from HomeAway(vrbo) who charg...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 1
Great info on syndication, and how to expand your audience - both the human and bot kind : )   To Syndicate: repeat or make available on other mediums or sources. Syndicated Content: Share or repeat summaries or full renditions of previously published articles or post. I'm not talking about the s...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 32
If you’re a buyer or seller there are many apps to help you with decorating ideas and real estate searches. Are you looking for homes or how to get a handle on what prices are doing in your local area or an area you are considering a move?  Check out these 9 apps:REALTOR.COM - Buyers can search o...

By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 89
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 April @ Chime Technologies, We market for agents, build CRM and tools. Ask me!
(Chime)
Comments 23
Danger, Will Robinson!Did you know? 46 percent of all firms cited keeping up with technology as one of the biggest fears facing their firm in the next two years (2015 Profile of Real Estate Firms).As we grow our businesses, the demands of balancing lead generation, nurturing, communication, facil...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 8
This is our entry into the "May Contest - Before & After" sponsored by Dick Greenberg. First the photos - the narrative will be below the photos.   BEFORE  AFTER  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words - but in this case Dick wants not only the improved photo but a description of how it...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 9
I guess there is a new trend emerging, which I think I was totally unaware of-- going to bed with your electronic device.I do have mine on my night stand, as I have elderly folks and they could possibly call at any time, day or night.But, showing addictive tendencies towards a smartphone or table...

By Peter Lavelle REALTOR®, GRI SRES, ABR, SOLD@100%Market Value,or I Pay You the Difference
(Home Solutions Realty Group, LLC)
Comments 11
Books...Books...and more Books....Google search...online searches, classes...etc....which one is correct and how do you do it? We sometimes over-do and over-think on some of the smallest details, that we make those small details BIGGER than we need. It really is not that complicated to gain contr...

By Cristina Salcedo, Corona, Riverside Realtor
(REMAX Champions)
Comments 3
Last month Dick Greenberg issued a challenge for a show of our photo editing skills.  The contest is all about getting better at photography, by using photo editing software.  Dick provided a list of Free options in case we do not already own one.  The deadline was extended until June 11, 2017 at...

By Marty Snyder, PSA, SFR, SRS; Ohio Homes for Sale
(OwnerLand Realty)
Comments 3
I have been using a CRM for several years and cannot imagine doing business without it. However, I'm considering changing service providers and have been considering, LionDesk.Do any of you use this CRM and if so, what are your thoughts and opinions about this company?It appears to offer a lot of...

By Home Value Leads
Comments 2
This article was originally published on the Home Value Leads blog.It seems these days that CRM systems for real estate agents are a dime a dozen. Many promise to do this or that to help agents become more efficient. They also tout more and more features that many agents once dreamed about so the...

By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
(Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus)
Comments 19
Streamline your marketing efforts with Tech Connect Everyday, I get asked by real estate agents and Brokers, "What's a good contact manager and what platform or CRM do you recommend for tracking and managing my prospects and clients?" My first response is always... "There is no one size fits all,...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 4
The Business Insider has released a video of what is in store for Apple for 2013.  I have recently become a convert to Apple and now have four (soon to be five) Apple products in my household. Their products work great, first time every time, and my feeling is how Apple goes, so goes the rest of ...