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 John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Top 10 Apps for Real Estate Agents Next Wednesday, July 20 at 11am EST, I'll be hosting a short 30 minute webinar in which I'll be going over the top phone apps that real estate agents can use to help their business and marketing efforts.  These apps are focused on a variety of tasks that agents ...

By Deborah Belford, Mother, freelancer and goal getter
(Aims Digital network)
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iPad has been in the market for quite a while and everyone has been drooling over it. So, why don’t we use it in our businesses and bring ease to it? iPad is an ideal device because it is wireless and quite portable. So, by downloading some real estate software ordinary real estate business can b...

By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Custom Video Creator
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
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Real estate brokers and agents put their business at serious risk when they compromise the privacy and confidentiality of real estate sellers and buyers.This is a pre-GDPR video and it is still highly relevant. The breach-of-privacy case study referenced in the video, 🔥 "Short Sale Trophy Room" 🔥...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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Facebook Video, IGTV, Youtube...there are so many video platforms in 2018. We all know how to talk to a camera. We all know how to record videos. We all know how to answer questions that real estate prospects are asking...but one important overlooked aspect of video production is audio. Do you us...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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  (Bernie here) A recent shopping experience brought to mind “Singularity” and my ongoing discussions with Ron Segiel and others about the threat of advanced technology. The premise of Singularity is that technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will become so advanced that technology will tur...

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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
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  I have joined the blog-a-day blogathon for next 30 days. This is day 4 of the 30-day-challenge. In these 30 days, what better could it be to share something either I learned from some of the ActiveRainers or some other resource online and share it with the group? At times, I may not know where ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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As many of you know, I love pinterest.   Why? First because it delivers an insane amount of traffic.  I'm currently getting over 100,000 pageviews per month!  Yes, 100,000!  Just from pinterest. Second, I'm finding that Pinterest is helping the SEO on my articles...so I rank better and I rank FAS...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Am I serious to really use that title? Prime Day may not be swinging markets but I have had 2 instances where it did affect Real Estate. The first is a seller who would not leave home this morning for a showing so she did miss any AMAZON PRIME DEALS.  The second was an agent who did not answer th...

By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
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For years I have subscribed to an IDX service, paying those high monthly fees. At the time there was no choice and every penny was worth it as this brought me almost all my business. But as time went on and Google kept changing its algorithm rankings started to drop across the board for people wi...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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 You can find springs in virtually every modern piece of machinery, but poor quality wire can lead to breakdowns in those machines very quickly. Because precision and quality are so important in making sure your instruments work effectively, it is important to make sure you choose wire forms and ...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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When you need extra security for your property, you can go with a standard fence or you can choose a custom security gate. The latter option provides you with more flexibility and a way to make sure that your security gates open for those who need to be on the property while remaining barred to a...

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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
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Useful Websites #3   I have joined the blog-a-day blogathon for next 30 days. This is day 3 of the 30-day-challenge. In these 30 days, what better could it be to share something either I learned from some of the ActiveRainers or some other resource online and share it with the group? At times, I ...

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 - Creating a Channel Trailer  A Channel Trailer is a great opportunity to showcase your brand and capture like-minded viewers, and clients!  Remember what our AR Branding Gurus, Ron and Alexandra Seigel say about personal branding, “It’s important to declare what you stand for a...

By Georgia Weaver, A Promise Made is a Promise Kept! 712-291-0118
(Weaver Realtors)
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If you have experience with either or maybe both of the most recent lockbox products from these companies please let me know what you think. Our current lockbox program ends in February and we are looking a both of these companies. I need comments on just the newest products. The Sentrilocks woul...

By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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So you think it is time to invest in a real estate CRM for your business, but you aren’t sure what exactly to look for. It can be an intimidating process, but if you ask these 10 simple questions of each product you look at, you’ll get the answers you need to make your choice. Remember that a rea...

By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
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The top ten Android apps in the U.S. last month had a combined download figure of 19 million. According to Priori Data, at the top of the list was trending game Kick the Buddy with almost three million downloads in June.