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Rainmaker
1,507,525
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Fav: successful closing day. Tools: digital forms and electronic signatures ( and yes, I can use an app for that to create contracts and forms on the go), and of course my iphone that does so many amazing things.

Jan 26, 2018 11:30 PM
Ambassador
5,022,525
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
  1. Paid for, My Phone
  2. Free, Active Rain
Jan 27, 2018 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,006
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The MLS for paid.

I don't have a favorite for free.

Jan 27, 2018 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
3,713,371
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I like Cloud CMA.

Free??? not much free out there except for the Rain (and then only if you have the points)

Jan 27, 2018 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,990,904
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

AR

Jan 27, 2018 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,565,056
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Favorite paid = MLS & my website

Favorite Free = FB

Jan 27, 2018 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,659,128
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I guess my phone. My car.

I have a flashlight that detects pet urine which comes in handy with tenants that say 'fluffy' did not pee all over the carpet.

Nothing seems to be free. Want to talk about worthless NAR dues?

Jan 27, 2018 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,259,348
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I wrote a blog earlier in the week. THE ONE TOOL EVERY REALTOR SHOULD OWN. It is a multi use mini super bright led flashlight swiss army knife hybrid. A MUST for any realtor. 

Jan 27, 2018 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
2,375,538
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Free: Social media and blogging

Paid: IDX for my WP site

Jan 27, 2018 04:55 AM
Ambassador
1,706,870
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Don't have a favorite.

Jan 27, 2018 04:28 AM
Ambassador
4,309,851
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

James Hoff - good question.

I have a website from Boston Logic! Excellent!

Free? Microsoft Lens app.

Jan 27, 2018 09:19 PM
Rainmaker
2,946,331
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Paid:  Computer

Free:  no such thing. even things I do not technically pay for, I pay for by investing my time.  

Jan 27, 2018 10:40 AM
Rainer
65,178
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

mls

Jan 27, 2018 10:08 AM
Rainer
1,425
Kimberly Garbrandt
Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate - Monroe Township, NJ
Real estate agent serving Middlesex County, NJ

I love Keeping Current Matters! I signed up for the free emails which provide articles, graphs, and helpful current information I like to post to my social media pages as well as share with clients and friends. 

Jan 27, 2018 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
498,796
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

The IDX feed to our website is the most important paid tool. The best free tool is probably social media.

Jan 27, 2018 09:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,601,074
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

What Bob Crane said.

Beyond that:
Paid: Golf Membership (I got lots of business from that before I retired)
Free: Social media

Jan 27, 2018 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,336,073
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm with Bob Crane on this one!

Jan 27, 2018 09:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,115,859
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Paid: Docusign

Free: Active Rain (although my time is not FREE, so technically their are no freebies).

Jan 27, 2018 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
6,152,137
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I no longer pay for real estate tools. ActiveRain for the free selection.

Jan 27, 2018 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
848,545
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Paid - "jacker' a FB lead generator

Free -  hmmm, that would be BofA calculator.

 

Jan 27, 2018 08:08 AM
Ambassador
2,521,996
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

MLS
ActiveRain

Jan 27, 2018 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,185,728
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Ormond Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Luxury Real Estate

DocuSign is by far my favorite. We use so many tools but another favorite is Rezora. I’m sure you will receive a lot of recommendations here 

Jan 27, 2018 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,532,518
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

nothing's free!!!

iphone is my favorite...

Jan 27, 2018 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,842,805
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I don't have a favorite paid for service, but have enjoyed AR for free since passing 500,000 points!

Jan 27, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
2,589,234
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

MLS does deliver on a platter good data and second to that tax data sites

Jan 27, 2018 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael J. Perry nailed this one!

Jan 27, 2018 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Many.

Jan 27, 2018 03:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,057,703
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Active Rain. 

Over 11 years.

Jan 02, 2019 10:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,584,930
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

E-sign.

Happy New Year and many sales in 2019! 

Jan 02, 2019 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,554,105
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My phone is a necessity, computer and car!   Blogging on many sites is also beneficial.

Jan 29, 2018 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,064,733
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

MLS and my websites for paid

AR for free!

Jan 28, 2018 06:56 PM
Rainmaker
748,797
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

My favorite free source: search engine triggers that send me an email when a saved keyword shows up in the news.

Jan 28, 2018 06:55 AM
Ambassador
938,146
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Free = ActiveRain

Jan 28, 2018 05:44 AM
Ambassador
2,999,581
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

for sure my phone and activerain.

Jan 27, 2018 03:15 PM
Rainer
108,498
Paul Weese
Colorado Group Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs Broker and Outdoor Enthusiast

Paid:  Focus First

Free: Google News

Jan 27, 2018 02:42 PM
Rainmaker
5,164,230
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Phone

Jan 27, 2018 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,651,867
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Cloud CMA is great.

 

Jan 27, 2018 01:32 PM