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Best mobile apps for real estate pros

We are living in a world dependent on technology, and apps play an integral role in our lives touching everything from counting calories and getting directions to directly impacting the way we conduct business. But how do we find the most effective, affordable and best apps when there are over 300 apps created each day? Well, if you are a real estate professional, you are in luck …

By Lindsay Listanski | Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mobile marketing image via Shutterstock. If your website isn't mobile-friendly, you're losing business

If your website isn't mobile-friendly, you're losing business

According to the National Association of Realtors, 89 percent of home shoppers use a mobile device during their search. Furthermore, 68 percent of them contacted a real estate professional based on a mobile search. And 21 percent of them found a listing agent based on their mobile search. Those are pretty staggering stats, and proof that real estate consumers are using mobile more than the average consumer …

By Marci James | Thursday, April 17, 2014
Crafting_inviting_agent_bios 13 knockout examples of how to write an agent bio

13 knockout examples of how to write an agent bio

As the real estate market shifts toward online growth and mobile-friendly technology, your professional biography becomes a more prominent tool for generating clients. Sixty-two percent of agents spend at least an hour a day on marketing or advertising to promote their company. Advertising is great for attracting business, but the place to make a personal connection to your customers is in your biography …

By Guest Contributor | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
An "agent on camera" video lets you provide a guided tour. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Butler/HouseLens.) 4 ways to create real estate listing videos that sell

4 ways to create real estate listing videos that sell

Let’s be honest: Video listings are a great real estate marketing tool, but sometimes you need more than a basic walk-through. Value-added features can be the key to making a standout video and boosting the selling power of a property …

By Kathryn Royster | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dropbox logo Dropbox: very cool real estate tech tips No. 4 (4 of 10)

Dropbox: very cool real estate tech tips No. 4 (4 of 10)

I am one of those guys who has had Dropbox for two years and had done nothing with it (same goes with Evernote, but that I will save for another time). However, when I had a problem with a closing while traveling overseas (this was when I was still a solo agent), I knew I had to make a change. That is when I started my pursuit of going paperless …

By ActiveRain | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pinterestrealestate 25 killer Pinterest real estate board suggestions

25 killer Pinterest real estate board suggestions

If you are just getting your feet wet with Pinterest for your real estate business, you may not know just how good the site can be as a marketing tool! You might also not realize that you need to have a variety of boards posted that are about a lot more than just the homes you have for sale. Using Pinterest for real estate well entails having a variety of useful boards …

By Guest Contributor | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Neighborhood aerial view image via Shutterstock. 2 easy ways to research properties (without leaving your house)

2 easy ways to research properties (without leaving your house)

If you’re a real estate agent or investor, or someone who provides services to either of these groups, there is something we all have in common: We all need access to good information. I think everyone can agree that we would all be seriously inhibited from doing our jobs if we didn’t have access to the essential data that allows us to make informed decisions …

By Guest Contributor | Monday, April 14, 2014
ClientLoyalty 6 easy ways to foster client loyalty

6 easy ways to foster client loyalty

Building loyalty takes time and there are a number of essential things that you should be doing. Here are six practical tips you can use to foster client loyalty …

By Matthew Collis | Monday, April 14, 2014
Twin Design / Shutterstock.com Top 5 real estate video types on YouTube

Top 5 real estate video types on YouTube

The booming consumer appetite for YouTube videos brings myriad good news for real estate agents and brokerages, especially since it is the second most used search engine on the planet behind Google. But, before you grab a camera and set up a tripod, let’s talk about which type of video gives the best bang for your buck …

By Stephen Schweickart | Friday, April 11, 2014
super agent realtor 'Super Realtor' vs. homebuyer seminars

'Super Realtor' vs. homebuyer seminars

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By Teke Wiggin | Friday, April 11, 2014
refresh_logo Refresh: very cool real estate tech tips No. 3 (3 of 10)

Refresh: very cool real estate tech tips No. 3 (3 of 10)

So, what makes the iPhone and Google Glass app Refresh so interesting? Refresh creates an instant dossier on the people you know and the people you want to meet. It helps turn you into a great conversationalist by giving you something to talk about with the people you meet. Don’t worry, Android friends — that version is being worked on as we speak …

By ActiveRain | Friday, April 11, 2014
Supra eKEY Supra eKEY: very cool real estate tech tips No. 2 (2 of 10)

Supra eKEY: very cool real estate tech tips No. 2 (2 of 10)

In Las Vegas, most agents use Supra lockboxes on their listings. The vast majority of agents unlock these blue boxes using a key fob that is about the size of a deck of cards and has to be synced each day with a computer. That system was so frustrating for me …

By ActiveRain | Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mobile website design image via Shutterstock. Avoiding squeaky wheels in your website development

Avoiding squeaky wheels in your website development

Whether you’re building your first website or re-engineering one that’s been live for years, it can be difficult to have a clear vision. The cacophony of advice from consumers, industry associates, and vendors makes for a confusing outloo
By Sam DeBord | Thursday, April 10, 2014
Duolingo Language app Duolingo app: Could learning a new language grow your business?

Duolingo app: Could learning a new language grow your business?

Did you know you could learn a new language in the same time it takes you to play Candy Crush? Instead of spending your downtime embarking on the delicious and completely addictive candy puzzle adventure that has captured the attention ...
By Lindsay Listanski | Wednesday, April 9, 2014
slydial Slydial: very cool real estate tech tips No. 1 (1 of 10)

Slydial: very cool real estate tech tips No. 1 (1 of 10)

Technology can be a great help in your real estate career. However, just because it is the new ‘flashy’ thing doesn’t mean that it will actually make you more productive. I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and actually can slow you down. …

By ActiveRain | Wednesday, April 9, 2014