Africa Studio / Shutterstock.com Bank Shot app deposits checks for any real estate transaction

Bank Shot app deposits checks for any real estate transaction

Bank Shot, a check deposit app developed by Drake Realty in Atlanta, is both fast and functional, providing a simple way to secure funds via check for any form of real estate transaction, including earnest money and monthly rent ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, September 23, 2016
BraunS / iStock.com Where does the time go? Android app sorts out every minute

Where does the time go? Android app sorts out every minute

I don't know why I was surprised to hear that the app developer on the other end of my Skype call was 21 years old. This is 2016, after all. Still, how important is time management to a person just now able to have a beer? Well, I guess he showed me ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, August 26, 2016
A girl backpacking in New Zealand Why people thought I was at my desk while I was backpacking in New Zealand

Why people thought I was at my desk while I was backpacking in New Zealand

New Zealand is incredible, but Wi-Fi in New Zealand is not so incredible. Knowing this, I left our brokerage social media in the hands of various apps and automated web-based services for almost three weeks while I was on vacation 8,476 miles away. T...
By Hillary Rinehart | Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Kaspars Grinvalds  / Shutterstock.com Heymarket personalizes broadcast texting for mobile-savvy agents

Heymarket personalizes broadcast texting for mobile-savvy agents

Heymarket lets mobile-savvy real estate agents send custom broadcast text messages to lists of contacts. Using a connection to Gmail or an iPhone contact list, users can segment their buyers and quickly distribute a message advertising listings that ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, July 29, 2016
Bloomua / Shutterstock.com 4 real estate hacks I can’t live without

4 real estate hacks I can’t live without

There is an ocean of opportunities to improve your personal business and surprise customers with over-the-top service through technology. I’ve only been immersed in the real estate industry for four years, but I’ve already encountered huge leaps ...
By Hillary Rinehart | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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3 reasons to incorporate video into your marketing today

We just finished remodeling our website: new photos, new apps, new blog posts. A little video content seemed like a natural addition. Below, you'll find the story of how a "little video” turned out to be not so little at all. Big decisions, doubts,...
By Roselind Hejl | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Q2_TechReviewHero_NEW The freshest tech gracing the real estate world this week

The freshest tech gracing the real estate world this week

It's a been a busy week for real estate technology product updates. We have new names, new money and altogether new products. Let's get into it ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Neung Day / Shutterstock.com The overlooked weak link in real estate safety

The overlooked weak link in real estate safety

In recent years, a series of horrific headlines shined a light on the serious issue of safety for real estate agents. Like most things in life, as time passed after each tragedy, we seem to go back to our regular routines without investing the time a...
By Glenn Felson | Friday, June 17, 2016
tuntamong / Shutterstock.com So your tech failed you — figure it out

So your tech failed you — figure it out

I can’t call myself a digital native because that term is reserved for people who are the same age as my adult children. I’ll just say that I have had internet access in my home since the 1980s, and I fully appreciate the difference between a 300...
By Teresa Boardman | Thursday, May 26, 2016
Dragon Images / Shutterstock.com Consumers are used to being dazzled. How do you compare?

Consumers are used to being dazzled. How do you compare?

“The House that Jack Built” was an antique British poem I heard countless times growing up. The point of the poem was less about home construction and more about connectedness. “This is the woman who milked the cow with the crumpled horn, that ...
By Chip R. Bell | Friday, May 13, 2016
Stock-Asso / Shutterstock.com CARmojis could help you text your way to a new home sale

CARmojis could help you text your way to a new home sale

Have you ever wanted to send a client a bottle of champagne to congratulate them on the purchase of their new home, but just can't? Well, now you can, sort of, with CARmojis ......
By Britt Chester | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Why mobile apps make home shopping easier

Imagine driving to the airport. Getting there early is ideal -- having time to unwind before the flight, stroll around the airport, maybe buy a magazine or two. To do this, one would need to chart the most efficient way to get there with time to spar...
By Neha Kamran | Thursday, April 28, 2016
Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com 5 organizational tips to make you a better mobile agent

5 organizational tips to make you a better mobile agent

When you’re a mobile agent without a regular office presence, you get to enjoy a lot of freedom that agents with traditional agencies can’t. Although the luxury of working at your own pace and schedule can be great, sometimes it’s difficult to ...
By Alex Quilici | Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Maksym Darakchi / Shutterstock.com Life hacks for agents using everyday apps

Life hacks for agents using everyday apps

I had a dream: one perfectly integrated cross-platform app that would take care of my needs. Let’s face it: nothing's perfect, so I found two -- from the long list of apps for real estate agents -- that work for me, and I use them in different ways...
By Barb Zuckerwise | Friday, April 22, 2016
Bloomua / Shutterstock.com 5 best apps from 2016 TechNique

5 best apps from 2016 TechNique

Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Well, the TechNique (technology application for real estate professionals) Conference held at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Austin, Texas, certainly made me a believer of that statement’s truth. TechNique was...
By Lee Davenport | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Bloomua / Shutterstock.com 3 brand building real estate apps you need now

3 brand building real estate apps you need now

Technology is allowing agents all over the country to better their systems, improve their business, grow exponentially and even give back. There are hundreds of real estate apps out there, and it can be overwhelming to figure out what's worth your ti...
By Sam DeBianchi | Tuesday, March 1, 2016
2016Q1_TechReview Will HomeViu build real estate’s first video listing portal?

Will HomeViu build real estate’s first video listing portal?

HomeViu's interface takes you through the process, allowing you to stop recording in one room, walk to another and start recording again. The end result is a smooth video file that looks deliberately edited ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, February 12, 2016
Kharlanov Evgeny / Shutterstock.com The no. 1 rule for disrupting an industry? Do your homework

The no. 1 rule for disrupting an industry? Do your homework

Picture the scene: "Tech bros" with money to burn surround the table. The disruptor-in-chief is rallying the troops to the tune of nine figures. The pitch is some variation of a model that has failed repeatedly and without exception for decades. "Tod...
By Sam DeBord | Tuesday, February 9, 2016