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 Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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Where Is Hidden Ridge?Hidden Ridge is located in Syosset New York 11791, on Long Island’s North Shore in Nassau County. You can reach Hidden Ridge from Jericho Turnpike (West of Route 135 and East of Jackson Avenue) To Cedar (North Side Of Jericho Turnpike) To The End and up to the Gatehouse entr...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate, Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles
(JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE LLC)
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Tips to keep your email marketing from ending up in the trash... Several useful tips to use in your Email Marketing Campaigns to improve your Internet Lead Generation: Make sure your content is worth reading Don't offer things in the content pane that aren't true in your email like "free" if it's...

By Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey
(Lattimer Realty)
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How to Add a Referral Link to Your Email SignatureI won't take credit for creating this referral link in my email signature but I do want to share this tip I found on the internet on how to add a referral link to your email signature.Instead of the traditional referral taglines, you can create an...

By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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Ever felt like you ran around doing things all day, only to get to the end of the day and not feel certain of what you actually accomplished? We’ve all been there, and as a real estate agent your focus is pulled in so many directions at once that it can be difficult to feel you are making any rea...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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If you are an individual that is investing in real estate regularly, you may want to consider purchasing houses that are in probate. Although this is a very emotional time for those that are currently selling their homes, it is also one of the best opportunities for many people that are investing...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Crypto is today by far the most exciting asset class in the world. The historic 100,000% return, unused technological area and unimaginable volatility offer investors the opportunity of a single generation. But investing in a hidden currency can be a bit of a hassle and a risk for most investors....

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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      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...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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The Three Things I Wish My Website Would Do   WebSiteBox is sponsoring a new challnge in Active Rain through Feb 25 asking us about three features we'd like to see in our web sites. I can think of a lot more than just three things that I would like my web site to do, but if I were limited to my t...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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Austin PT50 and CRS teamed up for a great Roundtable event on Thursday, October 11th. Amber Thomas, President of PT50, emceed and offered an enlightening presentation with lots of audience participation on a topic that is perfect for this time of the year: What do you want to achieve in 2019?It’s...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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A Scanner Mouse Brookstone has a nifty mouse which puts a scanner in the palm of your hand. It can make instant digital copies of documents, photos, artwork, articles, maps, receipts and more. Scanner Mouse lets you point, scroll and click just like a regular mouse, but it has a space-saving scan...

By Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Barrington Realty Company)
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Exit IDX Broker.Even though I have used this company for a long, long, long time, it was time to move.Enter Showcase IDX.A lot of research and some prior experience with Showcase led me back to them. Honestly it was Showcase or stalemate. There was no other company in the running that would do wh...

By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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Time is a tremendously precious commodity – there is never enough of it and you can’t get more of it. This is a sentiment every real estate agent would relate to. Thankfully, you can save time. Just use our 5 tips.1. Automate Your Lead CaptureAre you getting dozens of leads every day from your le...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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 We're working on our marketing for the final quarter of 2018. I know, it's hard to believe we're nearly there. Like a few others in Active Rain, videos are one of the major cornerstones of our overall marketing plan. The holiday season especially, lends itself to opportunities for video producti...

By Real Estate Virtual Assistant & Agent, Proud to Serve Your Real Estate Needs
(Christine Wade)
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Hello again, everyone.  I am back today with my 3rd video tutorial in my Gmail series that I have uploaded to YouTube.  This one teaches us how to create canned responses in text based email messages as well as how to create pretty html stationery, which could also be used as canned responses for...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
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On a good real estate website, you will find listings. On a great real estate website, these listings will be integrated organically through RETS. A common question we get from agents is how to get such access. Unfortunately, access to a RETS feed is often restricted from agents and makes the pro...

By Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services
(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 Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
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Ummm, not literally please. But with a camera! We have a photographer come to the office every 2nd Wednesday to take agent pictures. We call these head shots. I was thinking that this term actually works pretty well. Here's why I think that.Photography can really pick up minute details in a face....

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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I suggested that each of our agents set one of these up. It can't hurt and may even help their businesses. Google Plus... almost a non-entity at this point. I read a post on Facebook the other day from a "Memory" from J. Philip Faranda that showed a Google plus symbol with the tagline, "Let me kn...

By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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There are lots of reasons you might need a real estate CRM, but we’ve outlined the Top 10 that apply to most agents:1. Lead CaptureYou are generating dozens of new leads every day – but you don’t have hours to spend manually entering all of their information into you phone, email, or Excel spread...

By Real Bird, All-In-One Real Estate Marketing
(RealBird Inc.)
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We added two more listing syndication destinations to the RealBird real estate marketing service.Make sure you let your current and future sellers know!While we don't syndicate to Zillow and Trulia anymore - because they have stopped accepting all vendor feeds for a while, they only take feeds fr...