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 Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
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I've been consulting on digital marketing in Atlanta for a little over 20 years.  In that 20 years I went into full time real estate and now that I'm back to full time consulting there is one question that keeps coming up in different forms.   What should I spend my money on?  What can a new agen...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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So You have the WordPress plugin FlexMLS (by FBS same developer that created the MLS used in the Phoenix area ARMLS FLEXMLS) on your WordPress website. Your data is live, the detailed info is gorgeous, and SEO is solid.People are signing up for a portal so they can save their searches.Then you ar...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Expert, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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Great ideas here from an expert in her field.  Thanks for sharing all this very important information.  Focus on making sure you have your plan in place to make 2019 your BEST year yet!    Each year, I like to take the end of the year and do business planning, review last year's goals and results...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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In the present times, businesses just cannot overlook the power of Instagram. It has turned into a social media giant and an amazing platform for brands and businesses to connect with their followers, eventually maximizing their sales.However, for every business or individual that has a big, rece...

By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate, Social Media Marketing for Real Estate and Real Estate Blogging Expert)
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 I read these on Mashable yesterday, Monday Morning, and knew I had to spread the word. Tech Failures As you can imagine, with 25 years of "virtual" experience under my belt, I pay close attention to all technology; Big companies like Apple ad Microsoft and smaller up and coming companies that ha...

By Roch St-Georges, Real Estate Agent | Agent Immobilier
(EXIT Realty Matrix LTD., Ottawa, ON)
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In this digital world, buyers are using the web to shop online. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has said that Realtors® are also focusing on the web to market their listing. 91% of Realtors are using social media to some extent in their business. NAR also states that 51% of buyers foun...

By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
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Special lending programs are available to buyers who seek affordable housing solutions. From Down Payment Assistance programs (grants) to No/Low Down Payment programs offered by both mortgage companies and banks, getting connected with the right lender can open new doors for Buyers who seek to ac...

By Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Expert, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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This is a great little app and needs to be a part of every business persons bag of tools.  Knowledge is power.   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 agen...

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 Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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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 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 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 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: blog.website.com 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 rpbrown@realtor.com.  I guess the realtor.com email address was impressive, because she asked how I got it that email. I got my Realtor.com 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
(Realtyna)
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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.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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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...