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 Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 13
If you think you might want a boutique web that offers another dimension of your business, and:A.  Perhaps your old web is not working well and not up to dateB.  You want to have a new updated look and additional functionalityC.  You want full control of your web at all timesD.  A new web will of...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 0
In recent times, mobile phones have become much more than mere communications devices. People now use them to send e-mails, check the news, the weather forecast, and even access their bank accounts. To transmit data to and from the device, it needs to be connected to a wireless network, which may...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 1
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 Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 40
   I was reading an article today in the La Times by Sam Dean . Yes there are days that this Philly woman does read the LA times. and much to my surprise I read that Google is planning on shutting down their social network platform Google +. Apparently there was a privacy breach back in March all...

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
Comments 10
Lynn Friedman called me this morning to ask for my email address, and I gave her  I guess the email address was impressive, because she asked how I got it that email. I got my email forwarding address many years ago, and I use it for marketing material...

By Paul Eastwood, Buying Buddy IDX CRM
(Buying Buddy IDX CRM Suite)
Comments 2
Does anybody really care about MLS listings? Are non-MLS listings going to eventually phase out the MLS with the rise of the internet? Does this topic even matter? The answer is yes!  TREND MLS recently reported on some of the top reasons MLS listings and data accuracy matter. When homebuyers enc...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 3
Microphones are being used by millions of people every day. There are those microphones that are visible in the naked eye, while others are not. Just like in our smartphones and cellular phones, they have microphones inside that collects our voices and sound waves within its perimeters. Once coll...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 2
This has happened to one of our agents in our office.  She was devastated.  She had done all that she could for them.  They dropped the ball...not the agent. We built a website and provided reputation marketing services for a high-end luxury real estate brokerage in California. They reached out t...

By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Barrington Realty Company)
Comments 38
There's a lot of very general information about SEO, some is easy to do, some is harder and some is so confusing it's even harder to know whether to believe the person publishing it. We spend hours pouring over articles and trying to get the on page SEO the best we can. Write long articles, give ...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
Comments 1
The competitive nature of search engines is becoming more and more severe nowadays. Online competition has come a long way and still has a long way to go. No matter how searching patterns may change in the future, companies will compete for search engine rankings anyway. No wonder it is crucial t...

By Randy Mitchelson, APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
( #goipm & Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 0
The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (RTP) invites area technology professionals and students to attend TECHmatch 2018, a technology jobs event designed to match technology employers with students and prospective job seekers. The event is perfect for current tech job seekers, tec...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
Comments 9
Being a real estate agent can be quite time-consuming. Keeping all the necessary data consistent, making sure nothing gets missed when it comes to everyday operations and scheduling business efforts can be a lot to handle. However, when the right tools are in place, it does not have to be like th...

By Robert Newman, Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results
(Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C.)
Comments 3
My dear rainers, For those that follow my blog You know I reviewed Agent Image as part of the top10 companies making real estate websites in 2018. What I did NOT do as part of that post is actually take a deep look at the websites they make and have made in the past.  I am glad to...

By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Comments 2
Recently, people have been asking if mortgage interest rates will be going up.That’s a good question. And it’s good to be concerned about it if you’re considering buying a home in the near future.There’s no way to definitely answer this, let alone how much the rates will go up. They go up and dow...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 2
Recently, people have been asking if mortgage interest rates will be going up. That’s a good question. And it’s good to be concerned about it if you’re considering buying a home in the near future. There’s no way to definitely answer this, let alone how much the rates will go up. They go up and ...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
Comments 0
If you have been in the real estate industry for the last 20 years, you have had to keep up with evolving technical jargon. Similarly, if you are new to real estate, you have had to navigate through old and new technologies. Both of these situations could result in little understanding and a lot...

By Nick, Cindy & Nicholas Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Home arcade pioneer Atari is getting back into the hardware game with a variety of smart gadgets and connected home devices. Without revealing many details, Atari announced that it's teamed up together with the French wireless company Sigfox to produce highly connectable home gizmos that will not...

By Greg Kilroy, the Velocity Group
(Keller Williams Sonoran Living - The Velocity Group)
Comments 1
All agents know that online reviews are absolutely crucial to growing our business.  Our team, The Velocity Group, has put together a specific system in place for retrieving these client reviews. 1. We determine the "happiest" time during the closing to send the review. This varies, might be a we...

By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 31
I know that many of you have a Gmail account. I do too! There are lots of great reasons to use Chrome as your choice of browsers, but there are some great specific reasons related to Gmail running in Chrome to also consider. First of all, you can run any of your favorite websites as if it were a...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 4
Free (and almost Free) Tools You Need In Your Real Estate Business        Notice the market shifting?  Things slowing down a bit?  If you haven't felt it, you will.  Numbers are showing slowing activity and Fannie Mae just reduced their housing outlook for the rest of 2018 and 2019.  Bad news?  D...