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 Buffini & Company
(Buffini & Company)
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 One of the biggest challenges you face as a broker is recruiting top real estate agents who will thrive in your business. If you’re like many brokers, you’ve hired an agent who may have held a lot of promise, but wasn’t the right fit for your brokerage. Perhaps they were an all-star performer wh...

By Buffini & Company
(Buffini & Company)
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As you heard in Brian Buffini’s recent broadcast (if you missed it, watch here), Buffini & Company is launching The Blitz: the largest coordinated lead-generation program in the history of the real estate business. Start your year by building momentum, sharpening your skills and creating the habi...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  How To Import Your Active Rain Posts To WordpressIf you follow the path of many Active Rainers, you start off blogging here, and at some point you start a Wordpress website.  And for some people, they see the two as mutually exclusive, you either do one OR the other, and not n...

By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
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Do you ever get to the end of your business day, look at the clock, and wonder where the day has gone? Today, as I write this, it is high noon, and I had planned to get down to business about three hours ago. Where has the time gone? Between taking a few calls, paying a few bills, and solving a f...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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 Your livelihood (aka - your database of leads, clients, buyers and sellers) should remain yours, and yours alone. Period. End of story. Agreed? Then secure and shield them from the competition with a personal CRM. 

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Are you still using a fax machine for real estate? Easy for me to mock, but what the hey. I cannot believe it took me so long to think of this. Probably because when things work like they are supposed to work, you don't go around looking for ways to change them. Especially if you're like me, a bu...

By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Sterling Fine Properties)
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I have been in Residential Real Estate Sales for over 20 years.. I have never seen anything like this or even something that comes close.. Every system you need to generate leads and  follow up quickly and easily is incorporated.. Use the system and you will increase your leads from 500% - 1000%....

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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By Geordie Romer, Serving Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, and Plain
(Windermere Real Estate / NCW)
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I was lucky enough to interview Riley CEO Daniel Ahmadizadeh for the GeekEstate Blog recently.I asked him about Riley's inventive lead nuturing tool using text messages and about the ups and downs of start up life. I even snuck in a question about playing on a college Quidditch team. Check out th...

By Stephen Fells
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Take a look at some of the tech goodies brokers can use from the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show to bring futuristic upgrades and efficiencies to the office.For more information visit REALTOR Magazine.   

By Mike Hall, Real Estate Broker
(Key Realty "You'll Do Better With Key!")
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Key Realty Training ProgramKey Realty offers a robust training program that helps our agents close 134% more transactions than the state average. We offer more than 7 classroom training programs every month so that you receive the interaction necessary to decrease the learning curve.  We offer:1....

(Coldwell Banker Select)
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Some people fight technology, they don't like it, they get stuck, complain and their anxiety level goes way up. Our company offered Dotloop to Realtors two years ago, there are still people in the company that don't know how to use it. Technology can be a tool, or it can enslave, it all depends o...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Buying a Surface, Pricey but Worth It…I wrote this post exactly a year ago, and after a year of daily use, I am still happy to say that is was a good investment. This past fall I knew that it was time for a new tablet so I started doing some research early.Asking everyone including my internet fr...

By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
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IF YOU’VE EVER ASKED YOURSELF WHAT IS A PERMALINK, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.If you haven’t ever heard of a permalink, you’ll want to read this article and learn more about it.A permanent static hyperlink (active link you can click)  to a particular web page or blog entry is known as a permalink....

By Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography - Bryant Payden, Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography
(B. Payden Photography, LLC)
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Not All Real Estate Photography is Created Equal Just as you would never hire a general practice doctor to perform brain surgery, or a financial advisor to design a skyscraper, you should not hire someone that is not professionally trained and experienced at photographing homes and architecture t...

By Kathleen Luiten, Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales
(Resort and Second-Home Specialist)
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What do you think is the best choice other than an Apple phone?My 5-star-favorite smart-phone – Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – is now over three years old. It still out performs most of the newer offerings in every way that matters to me. I know someday, maybe someday soon, I will need to replace my agi...

By Jason Kardos, Real Estate Broker
(Mt Helix Lifestyles)
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Top 5 Keyword Tools & Why You Need Them Target Interest and Intent for Success These 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 ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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This is a good post putting things in a nutshell for us.Thanks for doing this. February Contest- Tell Us What You Can't Love and Can't Live Without It's the month we focus on love whether or not there is someone special in our lives. We all have things that are special to us and we want to know w...

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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Important Update to Google Content Removal Policy It's more important than ever to monitor your online reputation!Google is updating its removal requests. Apparently if you want something removed from Google, it will be harder than ever."Attorneys specializing in Internet and defamation law are r...

By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Custom Video Creator
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
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After I published my post about cinemagraphs the other day I received email from several agents saying, "That's nice, but how can I use that in my real estate business?"So I came up with a few examples of real estate cinemagraphs you can use in emails. Add your link to the cinemagraph and watch y...