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 Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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RE-BLOG FROM Jan Green  I consistently find treasures here on ActiveRain. Today I found inspiration from Jan Green. I hope you'll take the time to go directly to her post, read it, and leave comments too. Perhaps she'll even get FEATURED! Jan is such an authentic woman who is centered on family. ...

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 Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles
(Barrington Realty Company)
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I no longer use the product for my own website but many here do so I thought you might like to take a look at what some simple sprucing up can do. From blah to bam! I did some customizing on Kathleen Daniels  Exclusive San Jose Homes and Horse Properties web site to take it from an unmatching plu...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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This may be Greek to you but I wanted to discuss sub-domains and sub-folders (sub-directories) and the differences between them. A sub-domain is a completely separate domain (URL) sort of riding on the back of the main site like this: A sub-folder is another platform that has bee...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Poor Photos Do the Seller a Disservice I often get asked by people in the public as to why the photos online are so poor. It is generally followed up by Why does any agent think we will want to see a house when they look so bad in the listings?   When I hear these types of questions I use the op...

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
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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 Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
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I just found an email about an ActiveRain webinar scheduled for next Tuesday on my favorite CRM - IxactContact.  My strong recommendation?  Check it out - if you don't already use it.!Last year, I realized that I needed a CRM for grown ups. I'd been using a patchwork combination of MAC applicatio...

By Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou
(Keller Williams - BV)
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I so enjoy viewing the artwork of true creatives, and Unsplash allows me the opportunity to both enjoy and USE great photography on my blogs--for FREE.  With the holidays approaching, I expect to use some great holiday photos in my blogs, and perhaps YOU can, too!       Photo by Braydon Anderson ...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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The real estate industry is evolving. Each year brings new technologies that reshape the way agents and brokers approach their work. For many, this can be a stressor. However, those that embrace the change and adopt new technologies in clever ways can get a leg up.To keep Realtyna clients in the ...

By Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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The real estate industry is evolving. Each year brings new technologies that reshape the way agents and brokers approach their work. For many, this can be a stressor. However, those that embrace the change and adopt new technologies in clever ways can get a leg up. To keep Realtyna clients in th...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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All was going well.Contract was signed and loan moving forward.Then last week, the call came.DECLINED!!!WHAT? Every thing was perfect when we got them qualified with scores over 700.Turns out, somehow their on-line banking got hacked!It was hacked through a personal on-line account and no the ban...

By Leonard Raleigh, I manage properties in Pittsboro & Topsail Island
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I have stayed at a beautiful beach house in Surf City on Topsail Island in North Carolina since 2004. The first decade looked like myself and my family going during two prime weeks of the summer. We've seen shooting stars, turtles laying, turtles hatching and have gone crabbing, flounder gigging ...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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Relating to the public appears to be easy on the surface. What could be easier? You have told & sold your friends, family, neighbors and select people various things over-time and for the most part everything went well and was predictable. Even if it didn't, the stakes were not high enough to cau...

By Mojo Selling Solutions, Mojo Dialer and Real Estate Lead Services
(Mojo Selling Solutions)
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Mojo Voice is like having your own personal secretary! If you’re running a successful business, chances are you have not put all your marketing apples in one basket. In addition to prospecting for leads with outgoing phone calls, you likely have several other avenues to spread the word: brochure...

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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  Some Wake Up Ideas Need to get up early for a busy day. Do you use your cell phone for the alarm? Did you set it right? Did you take it off vibrate? Does it have enough juice to stay on through the night? Have you considered the old fashioned alarm clock? Here are some good ones: The Timex T123...

By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
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Baltimore MD - Dependable Homebuyers, one of the fastest growing and most forward-thinking home buying companies in Baltimore, is proud to announce that they have implemented the latest part of their marketing strategy by becoming actively involved on the ActiveRain Social Network.  The locally o...

By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
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I have used this website many times and thought I would share it with all of you on Active Rain and that read my Blog. Some times I will get a phone number and not know who it is, or need to search for someone by their phone number or address and not by their name. allows you to do...

By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
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It’s no secret that being on social media is a must-do for real estate agents in this day and age. Finding the time and learning the skills to make the most of social media is not easy in your busy schedule though. So what if your CRM, a tool you are using regularly to run other parts of your bus...

By Jayne Combs NMLS#222444, Loan Officer & Cert. Divorce Lending Professional
(AmeriFirst Financial, Inc.)
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On the last Agent Mastermind, Scotty covered how to use Facebook in your Real Estate Business. He shared with us how to stay top of mind with your sphere of influence and your past clients. Why it’s relevant to promote what you do for a living, and how easy it is to connect with those that you wa...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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North Pasadena Heights Landmark District Historic Homes   A Look At The Neighborhood Real Estate Market Mid-Year 2017 This is a real estate market activity report for the North Pasadena Heights neighborhood for the first half of 2017 with a comparison to sales in the same period of time in the pr...