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 Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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I'm diving into a lot of purposeful social media ads and tracking them this year, working wit.'s Mail-Right services to do so. I felt this was a great article on my quest and wanted to share it with you if you have similar marketing aspirations this year! Please pop-by Kathy Goldman's original po...

By Joe Cline
(Affinity Properties, Inc)
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I'm a fairly technology saavy agent. I have seen a more than a few less than saavy agents in many markets make the mistake of not choosing the right technology provider or making decisions in the absence of any technology education. In this post, I'll show you some examples of folks who have been...

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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Top 5 Keyword Tools & Why You Need ThemTarget Interest and Intent for SuccessThese days, effective keyword research is an increasingly important skill for anyone who does digital marketeing for their business. How will you be found if you are not using the right keywords and long tail keyword phr...

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 Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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What is the Most Difficult Image To ShootandProcess? Bathrooms! The picture above was from a listing that sold in 1 week back in 2014.  This picture still holds the record for time to process a picture.  Every one of those reflections had to be taken out.  I help my husband take the pictures.  He...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Lee Davenport "We must remain the experts in all things real estate and continue to offer irreplaceable value, such as negotiation skills, beyond the basics available online. That includes leveraging tech trends that buyers and sellers are insisting upon having."Right on target - and - re-blog! A...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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What Tools or Systems Do You Love – An ActiveRain Contest Technically this is about three tools, but I’ll lump two together since they are at their foundation, the same product but serve two different users ultimately. I wonder what my grandparents who were licensed Realtors in the 1950's through...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Looking for a great post on before and after photos and how much better properly edited photos look?  Look no further: "The other program helped to change the perspective to make the lines in the picture straighten out the bends and angles of a wide angle shot. LightRoom curr...

By Gina McKinley, ABR, CIAS, CDPE, CRS, SFR - Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, & Scottsdale
(RE/MAX Masters)
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Tell me if this sounds familiar.Business is a little slow and you need to generate more closings.  So you call the people you know, hold a couple of open houses, and attend some networking events.Business picks up.Before you know it, you’re barely able to keep up.  You feel like showing property,...

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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Any home with a natural gas or wood burning appliance needs to be fitted with a carbon monoxide detector. Many home owners will replace, as they should, their obsolete 10 year old smoke alarms with a combination smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) detector. So convenient but oh so wrong. Smoke a...

By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
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By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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What is Your Voice Mail Greeting Saying About You?  We don't often call ourselves so when was the last time you checked the greeting on your cell phone, on your office phone or home phone?I have gotten in the habit of not leaving a message if the message is long. I hang up and text. Long messages...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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WARNING: Wiring money is an opportunity for hackers and scammers! Electronic communication is a convenience that ensures daily business transactions. Theives are finding new ways to scam the consumer and they are being victimized due to fraudulent wire transfers. Home buyers and sellers need to b...

By RealtyTech Inc., Premium Websites/IDX/Marketing for Realtors
(Real Estate Technology and Marketing)
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Established Real Estate Agents, and NEW Real Estate Agents can really supercharge their business with the proper execution of holding Open Houses.One technique has been very successful for many or our Clients and the best part is that it is easy, automated and essentially ‘free’ as it is included...

By Stephen Fells
(AgencyLogic)
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Google Maps is one of the best mapping services available. It offers directions, traffic, and even public transit schedules. But it also has a lot of features hidden beneath its surface and here are just a few: 

By Michael Hellickson, Real Estate Speaker, Trainer, Coach
(ClubWealth®)
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Which is the better CRM (Client Relationship Management) platform, Top Producer, or Wise Agent? We have tested both, and in fact have used Top Producer for over 15 years, and are now migrating over to Wise Agent for several reasons... 1. Wayyyy Cheaper! 2. The owner, Brandon Wise, seems VERY prog...

By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, GRI, e-PRO,RECS
(RE-ACT, LLC)
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This is a biggy! While Wise Agent has enabled addition of new leads through API's with existing companies and through a Wise Agent generated contact form for your web page, they've just added the feature that allows virtually any incoming lead to be auto-populated into it. Lead parsing is that fe...

By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
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I really enjoy Instagram. It’s one of my favorite platforms. To me it’s a daily digital lifestyle photo magazine and I get to be one of the photographers!Instagram is a community that loves to share photos of location, lifestyle, and community. Sound familiar? These are the 3 oldest axioms of rea...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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Real estate tools and systems that I have L❤VED from the start!One of my favorite tools due to user-friendly instructions and mobility factors is Docusign.com. All one needs is an internet connection and a smart phone, laptop or desktop. It crosses the Apple to PC platform as well. Another is New...

By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
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Thank you Rene Fabre for sharing this good Information on Instagram.... especially for those of us who are new to the concept! #me  #Ihavealottolearncheck out Rene Fabre    at https://www.instagram.com/renefabre/ I really enjoy Instagram. It’s one of my favorite platforms. To me it’s a daily digi...