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 Nicole Ocean, "Your BPO Expert!"
(BPO Automation Group & BPO University)
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The Leader in BPO AutomationSoftware Since 2009  HUGE News About Our New BPO AutoFill Software!!!!!!! We are a technology company that strives to be on the cutting-edge of all that we do and with the products that we offer. Since we invented BPO AutoFill software in 2009, we have learned a whole...

By Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal
(Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage)
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 Augmented Reality with HomeSnap app  Key PointsSee the superimposed property lines as you walk around with your iPhone camera This is just too neat.  Hopefully, they will have it up and running soon. Check out the video to see how you can have the property lines superimposed when you walk the pr...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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  Smart Phones with touch screens get poked with dirty fingers, put up against your face with sweat and makeup, and get many items dripped on them, and at the end of day, they are pretty dirty! There are clear protective film you can put on your tablets and phones, but if you have not yet done th...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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MAGICPLANI'm a big fan of mobile devices and leveraging their capabilities to increase my productivity or simplify my life. One product I've been using for a couple years is MagicPlan by Sensopia.WHAT IS MAGICPLAN?MagicPlan is an application for your mobile device that enables you to create floor...

By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Less than two weeks ago, I came across a new tool for improving Pinterest activity and growth. It's called Tailwind Tribes and it allows for Pinterest users with common themes to come together and share pins that others are interested in. It helps users find good content while also improving the ...

By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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If you are a blogger or an avid Pinterest user, and one of your main focuses is home themed pins, then we would love to have you join our Tailwind Tribe! What is a Tailwind Tribe? It's a tool that allows groups of Pinterest users to bring together quality pins of similar topics in one place. They...

By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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UPDATED We recently announced that the ActiveRain domain is moving to In order to update your Google Authorship, you will want to make sure the links from your Google+ 'about' section back to your profile and blog on ActiveRain use the correct URLs. Previously, when linking...

By Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS, Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513
(Front Gate Real Estate)
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I recently attended a class on Facebook Marketing for Realtors because I want to do all I can to promote my business as well as my Facebook Business Page. My friend Chris Adcock, CIO and IT Consultant, taught the class and shared valuable information on social media marketing. Following are 12 ti...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
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If you’re a buyer or seller there are many apps to help you with decorating ideas and real estate searches. Are you looking for homes or how to get a handle on what prices are doing in your local area or an area you are considering a move?  Check out these 9 apps:REALTOR.COM - Buyers can search o...

By Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee Real Estate Coaching & Consulting
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Featured in Inman News.   I am sure you have seen the headlines: "Urgent Alert: Sophisticated Email Scams Targeting the Real Estate”  "Email scam targeting real estate industry gets worse”   "Scammers phish for mortgage closing costs | Consumer Information"   "Working with a Realtor? Watch out fo...

By Tim Denbo, Tim Denbo, VirtualTourCafe
(VirtualTourCafe, LLC)
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Is photo enhancement acceptable when listing a home?  Are the photos you take of your listing a true and accurate representation of the house?  Is it okay to use real estate photo enhancement services, or even virtual staging (we will leave that for another day)?So let's take a look at what is or...

By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Custom Video Creator
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
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After I published my post about cinemagraphs the other day I received email from several agents saying, "That's nice, but how can I use that in my real estate business?"So I came up with a few examples of real estate cinemagraphs you can use in emails. Add your link to the cinemagraph and watch y...

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 Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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I guess there is a new trend emerging, which I think I was totally unaware of-- going to bed with your electronic device.I do have mine on my night stand, as I have elderly folks and they could possibly call at any time, day or night.But, showing addictive tendencies towards a smartphone or table...

By LegalShield - Mark Organek, LegalShield and ID Shield Independent Assoicate
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Mark Organek - LegalShield Independent Associate to the REALTORS Provides Free Access to the Homekeepr App. How does Homekeepr Help Agents? Your clients get reminders to perform maintenance on their house such as gutter cleaning, servicing a furnace, oiling the garage door opener chain, changing ...

By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Custom Video Creator
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
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 This video shows how to weave together video scenes in Explaindio video creator. This video talks about the video collection, "184 Things Real Estate Agents Do To Sell Your Home."

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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The Business Insider has released a video of what is in store for Apple for 2013.  I have recently become a convert to Apple and now have four (soon to be five) Apple products in my household. Their products work great, first time every time, and my feeling is how Apple goes, so goes the rest of ...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Here is an interesting video that is titled "Search Engine Changes that have Rocked the Universe" which I found very helpful for those seeking out better SEO for their websites.  It is well laid out and explains the Panda of Google.  It is rather long-- 33 minutes and 49 seconds, so I suggest boo...

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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I spoke with someone that had 3000 likes on a Facebook page and absolutely no interaction; not one lead.Someone else came up #1 on Google for a keyword with no sign ups or click-throughs.Why not?Because they're not going for the right people and the right answers.Page rank on Google and search en...

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...