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 Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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Since the beginning of 2018, Youtube has been in a tumultuous relationship with its creators and its advertisers. Small creators are being removed from the partnership program. Large creators are not having their videos shown to subscribers due to questionable change in the algorithm. And adverti...

By Z57 Marketing Team, The #1 Affordable Lead Company
(Z57 Internet Solutions)
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Hello Active Rain Community. Tomorrow is Valentines Day, and if you haven't scheduled emails or social posts to go out yet...we have you covered! Click this link to download customizable real estate Valentine Cards. Below are two of my favorite examples:

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
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You Tube Thursdays - The Art of the Interview  Interview videos allow you to promote others in your community - and it's a natural form of networking. Showcasing local businesses, educators, and community leaders is a smart way to build visibility - for them, and you.  Plus it builds good will.  ...

By Walt Fish, Upper Michigan's Most Experienced Home Inspector
(Bay Area Home Inspection, LLC)
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One question I often get from customers is weather or not rotted decorative wood trim or structural members can be repaired instead of replacing them. With regard to structural, often, for instance, a rotted floor joist can be married to a new one if the joist is solid along part of its length. T...

By Real Bird
(RealBird Inc.)
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With the RealBird AutoPilot, you can now automatically create high-performing squeeze landing pages for your listings.Most of you have some sort of XML feed of your listings through your MLS, your broker, your software vendor, ListHub etc. RealBird can now take this feed and automatically publish...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Active Rainer and Los Angeles Realtor Jane Peters was instrumental in pushing me to get a SSL certificate for my website. It's been mentioned a lot in this forum but at first blush I didn't think I needed it. After all, I'm not taking credit card information or selling anything on my website othe...

By Bert Spangenthal, I am never to busy for your referrals!
(Key Realty)
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Top of the morning to you from Toledo Ohio! As Realtors, we are all trying to serve our friends, family members, and clients the best way we can with their real estate needs. We also know that being a Real Estate Agent can be an expensive profession. Sometimes we get paid and sometimes we do not....

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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For the past two years, I have had pretty much a daily routine, one post in the morning, on in the evening, but this last Saturday afternoon I posted a “I don’t feel like typing Saturdays” post and then went for over 48 hours without a post.Well, starting this morning, I started getting calls. Th...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Throwback Thursdays - Remember the MLS BooksBefore computers were used in real estate we had newsprint and MLS books. As I entered the business in late 1980, there were no books. Agents made photocopies of a handwritten description and photo of their listings and delivered to the other real estat...

By Dorothy Mitchell, Writer and real estate agent
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When you make the decision to move somewhere else, there are many things you’ll need to put in place to ensure that the change is as seamless and convenient for you as possible. From making your new home ready to receive all your possessions from the old one to arranging the shipping company that...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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In February, I wrote an article how pinterest got me to page 1 for one of my articles.  (You can read that full post here). Well believe it or not, it just happened again. And, this time I'm in the #1 spot on google!  The article is "What are the best paint colors for dark hardwood floors).   I j...

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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Real estate videos, the most powerful weapon in the entire property listing marketing tool box.In low cost but far away from population center rural markets especially, videos avoid costly delay. Getting folks inside, all around the outside of the property listing. And videos of the community do ...

By Chuck & Lucy Willman, Utah Homes
(Utah Homes)
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Everett graduated near the top of his class. This accomplishment is made even more impressive when one considers that his "class" is the Wharton School of Business. Yet, when he and his wife decided it was time to own a home, Everett realized he wasn't prepared for this major financial step. For ...

By Paul Eastwood, My Buying Buddy IDX CRM
(My Buying Buddy IDX CRM Suite)
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My Buying Buddy IDX / CRM suite is now available with the new combined Ft Lauderdale (Broward) and Palm Beaches MLS (RAPB+GFLR), to provide an advanced IDX/ lead capture solution with a CRM lead management platform to Agents and Teams in this MLS.As GFLR and RAPB are still essentially still two s...

By Paul Eastwood, My Buying Buddy IDX CRM
(My Buying Buddy IDX CRM Suite)
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The My Buying Buddy IDX/CRM Suite is now compatible with Squarespace, the prominent website builder. IDX plugins, like the one from My Buying Buddy, can be installed on your Squarespace website. It’s easy to deploy IDX search, property display, and Lead Capture, all seamlessly presented in your w...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
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Last week I wrote and article about being an Activerain Ambassador and how honored I was to have been chosenand today here I am preparing to teach a class on Activerain and social media at a local mortgage company to six mortgage bankers.Now, I’ve done this before, but this was as a direct result...

By national realestateblog
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So I often get a call from someone in a different area. Often I want to know where they are calling from. Sometimes its just curiosity but it also saves me from having to ask their area and be able to concentrate on the other areas of the conversation (talking about properties they might be inter...
We just lunched a beta version of our new Wordpress plugin for your listings published through RealBird.With this self-hosted Wordpress module, you can just add a simple shortcode to your posts and Wordpress pages and your listing is automatically pulled from your RealBird account and synced to y...

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 - How To Videos! Is there something you are particularly good at, or enjoy?  Are you car buff? Solid handyman/woman? Great chef? Pianist? Cyclist, runner, or triathlete? Why not build relationships with others who are interested in your skills or knowledge with videos?  How-to v...

By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
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There are numerous free sites where you can check out anything and everything to do with your website: load time, popularity, SEO compatibility, etc. but most of these will give you an overview of a few things, and to dig down deeper you are going to have to upgrade to a paid version.Nibbler is n...