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.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Technology & Tools

 
Real estate lawyers, arguably, depend on technology more than most any other type of attorney. They need to research titles and property history online. They use technology to produce documents involved in the closing. And, as with most law fields, technology also helps to communicate with client...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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Hey Active Rain!We created this house hunting checklist for you to download, customize, and give to your home buyers to help with their home search. This will especially assist with non-individual buyers, such as families or couples. They can mark what is a need or want and compare their results ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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If some civil engineers had their way, we could construct skyscrapers in less than a month. Oh, wait— it has already been done . In 2012, a Chinese entrepreneur erected a 328-foot building in 15 days using prefabricated panels.Outside China, few governments allow buildings to be constructed witho...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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Video Marketing Tool – Content SamuraiVideo marketing is something we all know is very powerful but, not everyone likes to be on camera. Brian England asked how I made one of the videos in a previous blog and it gave me the idea to write a post in case it would help anyone else with creating vide...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Have you heard of RON? If you did  not, it stands for Remote Online Notarization. You  might ask me, is the Traditional Notary being kicked to the curb? Remote  Online Notarization, is this going to be the new direction? For all the naysayers all I can say is: DocuSign, Digital Ink and the list g...

By Robert Newman, Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results
(Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C.)
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Rainers, What a difference a year makes! At the beginning of 2017 when I got serious about blogging about Real Estate Marketing and Real Estate SEO I had no idea where the journey would take me.  One of the first stops was Active Rain. Originally I thought I would use this platform mainly as a Ba...

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Real estate videos show and tell best. Buyers looking for new listings for sale in Maine are very busy and don't have time to fool around. Anyone that has moused, tap tapped, swiped and maneuvered around a mega website like Amazon knows you can easily filter out the color, size, price. Then quick...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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We get the question a lot: How can I get all the MLS in a single feed?The answer is you can’t, but you can get close. As a ListHub publisher, you can access the listings from 600+ MLS across the United States. Once you have this license, Realtyna software can integrate the listings into WordPress...

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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Seems it was several years ago that I subscribed to extra storage in iCloud and increased my storage capacity of Dropbox. What I didn't realize is iCloud mirrors your computer and uses space on your computer. So does Dropbox, because Dropbox works like a folder. The only way to save space with Dr...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
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The world of real estate can be quite hectic. As an agent, you may feel like you’re so busy that it’s impossible to stay organized and in-control of what you’re doing. Although it’s a lot of work to constantly be talking to clients, showing properties, drafting documents, and closing sales, you’l...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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YouTube Thursdays - Branding Consistency   In all of our marketing efforts, we carefully consider if the message we convey stays true to our brand. Print media, blogging, emails, direct mail, and videos all need to target our demographics and reflect our brand identity. If not, we risk confusing ...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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Hey Active Rain!We have compiled a list of our 7 most engaging infographics from the past year to use on your social media platforms. This content is what is known as "evergreen content", meaning you can use it multiple times throughout your career. Obviously don't post the same infographic twice...

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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One of the ways I astound my Sacramento clients and provide superior service is to respond immediately to emails. That is easier to do when you receive emails in a more timely manner, too. Our phones have helped a lot with that. Especially when we're out in the field. However, try reading a long ...

By CJ Hays, Reputation Marketing & Websites for Realtors
(Agent Reputation)
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I just posted an article on how to get negative Yelp reviews removed. I then read all of the responses up till now and some of them trashed Yelp. I decided to write up a post to share with the group.1) Yelp wants ACTIVE Yelpers to be organically motivated to leave reviews. This is why you never s...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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I was really impressed with is video.... it's MY kind of video!!!  and I thought I'd share it.... Video Marketing Tool – Content SamuraiVideo marketing is something we all know is very powerful but, not everyone likes to be on camera. Brian England asked how I made one of the videos in a previous...

By Cynthia "Cyndi" Cook, Residential Real Estate Sales and Vacation Rentals
(Keller Williams Realty Alabama Gulf Coast)
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YouTube Thursdays - Making Videos Worth Watching    Let's face it, entertainment is quite subjective. We all have different tastes.  That's why it is so important to really understand your target demographic(s) and what type of video will appeal to them.  Videos for our "Rural homes and estates"...

By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
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The Real Estate industry is always changing. One great way to keep your finger on its pulse is by listening to podcasts. With your busy schedule, you may not have much time to sit and read or even watch the news about the latest goings-on in Real Estate. So listening to a podcast while doing chor...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Expert, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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Great ideas for sharing information via video, the great pretender.  Time for an old dog to learn new tricks. Video Marketing Tool – Content SamuraiVideo marketing is something we all know is very powerful but, not everyone likes to be on camera. Brian England asked how I made one of the videos i...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Expert, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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Video is time to go viral.. YouTube Thursdays - Making Videos Worth Watching    Let's face it, entertainment is quite subjective. We all have different tastes.  That's why it is so important to really understand your target demographic(s) and what type of video will appeal to them.  Videos for ou...

By Cheryl Carradini, BSB/MKT, MBA
(GoSIMC)
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Did you know that there are over 90,000 hack attempts on WordPress sites every minute and over 73% of WordPress sites have KNOWN vulnerabilities? In fact, there are hundreds if not thousands of tutorials on the webs that show would-be-hackers how to hack a WordPress website. That’s just the Word...