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 Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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Lead generation is often on an agent’s mind. Here’s a blog  from Candi Looney that was originally published on Inman.Candi writes:Here’s the thing about real estate lead generation that I don’t think many agents fully take into account when deciding on the best business strategy.You have prospect...

By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
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Drones have done wonders for the real estate industry. We use drones for showing aerial views of a home and property. Or even better, what the neighborhood looks like and what surrounds the home. Drones gives people a different perspective and that's just more interesting than a point of view on ...

By Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
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VirBELA, owned by eXp World Holdings,  creates #FutureofWork 3D worlds that help remote teams come together, feel together, and work together online.One of the users of VirBELA's technology is eXp Realty, a large real estate company with our 20,000 agents distributed across the US & Canada. They ...

By Florida Management and Consulting Group Inc., Real Estate Brokerage and Property Managers
(Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc. )
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  What do you think of our new video? This is our first video but we want to do more in the future! I can think of several things that we might do and say differently in future videos but I also want to get everyones feedback first. It takes a while to get it just right. Feel free to critique, al...

By Carolyn Mantia, Excellence is our goal
(Clarity Street Realty)
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Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Plaxo, Linkedin and the list goes on and on and on.  These sites can cause complete overwhelm as well as take users careening off in unproductive directions, leaving them wondering what did I even accomplish today. Myspace used to be the "IT" place to social network bu...

By Eric Erickson, Murrieta-Temecula CA. Real Estate and Homes
(Realty One Group/SW Temecula Murrieta, CA.)
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Hello everyone, I am searching for the best and easiest to use website company with all the features idx,crm, seo etc.. and the most cost effective. Please give me some feedback. Thank You!

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, branding, branding.  If there's one thing we've learned about Branding, it's the importance of consistency, clear messaging, and staying true to what you represent. It helps build trust. In our opinion, some key Active Rain members who best illustrate these principl...

By Gary David Hall, Real Estate CRM Sales, Training and Implementation
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There are many concepts and rules that you should consider when entering data into and using a CRM.The features agents use and the way they use them vary widely, but these four things are suggestions that apply to everyone. These four basic CRM rules are really not optional if you want to make go...

By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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3 MIN READ Starting out as a real estate agent is difficult, no matter what market you’re kick starting your career in. You want to hit the ground running and establish yourself as an industry professional – while keeping the long-term goals in mind.It’s like any rookie professional athlete start...

By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
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Perhaps you saw this quick report on CNBC featuring a new app Realtors® can use to research prospects ahead of meeting with them? The opioid crisis brings new risk to real estate agents from CNBC.Want to know more?The app is branded under the moniker of  "Forewarn", and they offer several solutio...

By Steve Kantor, Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance
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Farmers and home gardeners alike plant more than they know will come up. Some seeds don't take. Some is lunch for the birds. Some plants that come up don't produce any vegetables though they consume the time and the fertilizer. This is true even after farmers, full time and weekend, have planted...

By Stuart Crawford
(Ulistic Inc.)
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Are you a cybercriminal target? If you think that they'd never come after you, you should know the many ways that hackers don't care about who they hurt.As an upstanding member of society, you expect most people to follow certain rules about what's socially acceptable. And when those rules get br...

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 - Video Marketing Inspiration Abounds  When someone we subscribe to on YouTube posts a new video, we get a notice. Therefore, when Charlie Dresen of Steamboat's My Home posts a new video, we have to take a peek. He's just that good.   In my opinion, he's one of the best Realtor...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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 Top Ten Lists Love them or hate them, there's no denying the popularity of Top 10 lists. Here's a few reasons why many folks seem to like them. The Power of 10. According to research, people are drawn to round numbers, and in particular, the number 10 for rankings.Easy to digest. We are informat...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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If you've built up a good wealth of blog posts either on ActiveRain or on your website, it's not a bad idea to bring some of those older posts back to life, especially if they have great information that is timeless. This can also go for annual events. Let's say you had a post on Halloween events...

By Stuart Crawford
(Ulistic Inc.)
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With ever-evolving cyber threats, you may be ready to throw your hands up and surrender. But here's the simple way businesses can protect themselves now.  Businesses are under attack!If that seems like strong language, you should see the quantifiable data that shows the cyber threats we face toda...

By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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Photography is part of modern daily life now. Think about it. You carry a camera (in the shape of a mobile phone) with you at all times in your pocket (or purse). How many photos did you take today? how many this week? this month? this year? One of my all time favorite tech tools relates to worki...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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If you've never read a post by Craig, here's a prime of example of what you'll find in Craig's Classroom .... you'd be wise to follow him. How are the fall colors where you are located? In metro New York City, we are just now starting to see some nice colors pop out. Today was a very rainy day. H...
Head on to ActiveRain University to watch the recording As Jason promised during the webinar you can head on to REsocialbot (for agents) or LOsocialbot (for loan officers) and take advantage of their time limited offer. Simply use the code "Facebook" when creating your account to get 30 days of s...

By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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I'm in the midst of writing my Video Series, but I'm jumping back to my Graphics for Bloggers Series for a day to help you with a graphics skill that we will need on the next video lesson. I am going to demonstrate how to do screen captures AND get them cropped to the right aspect ratio so that ...