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450 Real Estate Tech Sites and Services

Here are more than 450 real estate industry and technology related websites and online portals.  Each one has its own link so you can preview. A quick browse is sure to have you re-evaluating your current online tools and possibly contemplating some new strategies.

1000WATT Consulting put together a great compilation of Real Estate A’s-Z’s. You’ll find nearly every facet of your business covered here. Everything from Ad networks to CRM’s and IDX. Marketing systems, lead generation, management and broker tools and more.

450 Real Estate Technology, Tools and Services – A Goldmine of RETech

450 Real Estate Sites Tools and Services
It’s no surprise that the “Marketing Tools” category has the most sites and services. 38 to be exact the last I checked. You owe it to yourself to research this stuff, imagine if you had to discover these one-by-one scattered all over the Internet, this IS THE EASY BUTTON!

You can also feature your own company, or suggest and submit a company you feel should be added to the list. This is an excellent resource and also a very valuable up-to-date crowd-sourced service. The guys at 1000Watt are cranking out some major voltage.

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The Future of Real Estate for Brokers

The future of real estate is in the cloud. It’s local and it’s mobile. It’s consumer friendly and convenient. It’s all about the customer experience. Sounds like a recipe for what eXp has been cooking up for quite some time. Now eXp Realty is providing a cloud based solution for broker owners to grow their business to the next level.

Real estate brokers and agents will need to take a serious look at this and decide the fate or success of their future?!

If you’re a broker owner of 20 agents, 200 agents, or 2000 agents thinking about how to take the next step in profitability of your brokerage, eXp is in the process of acquiring like-minded real estate broker owners who see the future of a totally cloud based workforce.

Combine a “Virtual Office and Agent” with the skill sets of a “Paperless and Mobile Agent” and you’re looking at the recipe and components for a very successful real estate agent of today and for the future.

Revolving Map Traffic & Stats Widget

In my daily quest and research endeavors for new widgets and gadgets, I stumbled across a pretty cool little widget that adds some movement to your page, captures the attention of your visitors with its unique “global” appearance and rotation, and tracks your visitors and traffic all while being simple to install and easy on the eyes.

You can set one up yourself by going over to Revolving Maps and selecting the globe you want, pick a size that works best for placement on your Blog, website, or sidebar, choose your favorite color for visitors impressions, and select your favorite background color, then just grab the embed code and paste it onto your desired site.

Widgets can be fun, useful, and provide some crazy value to your site but be careful because they can also slow it down, lock up your site if you have too many, and cost you traffic and business if you’re not selective and conservative in your choices and placement.

The Real Estate Insight Series

A virtual event with an opportunity to listen to and engage with a Q&A Panel of Top Agents/Brokers and Marketing Experts in the Industry. You can register for the event FREE at WTMPresents.com

Working the Magic will all happen on June 6th where you will learn how to grow your online business, use the latest and greatest technologies, and build/refine your brokerage all by going inside the minds of the elite panelists and guests.

Youtube Provides Online Video Editing

This past week while uploading a video onto my Youtube Channel, I noticed a brand new feature.  The Youtube Video Editing link and module.  For as long as I can remember, this is a feature that has been long sought after by the millions of Youtube users and Vloggers.  With the addition of video editing online and the ease of use for those on the go like me, it will be a huge convenience to be able to use some of these features while out traveling.

Having the ability to now add beginning and ending transitions, adjust brightness and contrast, add audio and background tracks and more makes video editing easy, fun, and beneficial to many of the videos I shoot while out on the road.  My favorite feature is the “stabilization tool” they’ve incorporated that let’s you stabilize some of those more shaky videos and then compare the “before and after” side by side.

Saving videos on Youtube as new projects means you’ll never lose the original uploaded video.  Here’s a quick demo:

Zillow Provides RE Training and Support

Agent Ratings and Reviews

Zillow now surfaces thousands of Real Estate agent ratings and reviews.  Consumers can now search and find local agents based on Client feedback” The response and results from this new feature have been very positive and successful.  Agent reviews are now featured on the Buyer’s Agent List and Agent profile.

DID YOU KNOW: 1 Review = 75% more contacts than agents with 0 reviews, and 5+ Reviews = 150% more contacts than agents with 0 reviews. Want contacts from Zillow customers? Want a competitive edge?  Get great reviews from your clients.

The March 2011 – Training & Class Calendar

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Zillow Academy Special Guests Include:

Jared James – The 21st Century REALTOR

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Zillow launched and released three new powerful widgets for your websites and blogs. Check out the Agent Reputation, the Contact Form Generator, and Local Rentals on a Map widgets. Customize and install yours for FREE at: http://www.zillow.com/webtools/widgets.

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Photoshop Basic Navigation

Many agents and REALTORS are now using Photoshop to clean up pictures of properties, neighborhoods, communities etc. Photoshop has many features and tools but can be overwhelming most people. Without a basic understanding of how Photoshop works, and what does what, it’s difficult to find a starting place to begin. This video will give you a “basic” tour and navigation of the menu, the tools, and some of the features offered in Photoshop.

If you like these tools and want to take your photo editing to the next level
, use Photoshop. Since the program is more on the expensive side, we’re also providing readers with an opportunity to get a “Lite” version of a similar application called GIMP for free. It’s like Photoshop, has many of the same features, is just as difficult to learn, but it’s available online absolutely free. Enjoy!

Mixing Radio with Blogging

Blending Radio with Blogs is a fascinating concept. Based on the information in this video, it appears to be headed down an even more useful path then we had imagined in the past. Not only the resources and tools out there are starting to have a real impact on business, but some of the companies using them will impress you.


Mixing Radio with Blogging may be a combination to consider blending if it truly increases your search engine ranking and reaches an extended audience who is more the audible type. BlogTalkRadio is one of the few sites that has created a very successful and reputable platform for small and large business owners.

Communication is the name of the game, and reaching the largest audience possible with your message is the goal. Using a combination of Blogs, Radio, and Video seem to be the most effective trends and tools for captivating an audience and creating an online interest from viewers and listeners all over the world.

32 Tweeter Twitter Tips

Do you use Twitter?If so, how? If not, why? Do you even need to be on Twitter? Since the birth of the site, these are age old questions that have been and will continually be asked regarding the popular micro-blogging social network. Millions are on Twitter, but how many use it effectively?

The following tips may very well helpto save you time, money, and frustration if you’re considering diving into the twitter-sphere as so many other business owners have. The following tips were given to a tweeter when they asked for advice on “How To Use Twitter” with the best tips their twitter friends/followers could offer? This is yet another great way to use twitter.

If that’s not enough, here’s another 140 Twitter Tips:

Do you have a question about Twitter or any other site, application, product or service? Try using Twitter to ask your question, create a discussion, and get fast and valuable information about pretty much anything you want to know? Keep in mind that there are always people willing to share their findings, tips, and solutions with you and the best part is that they’ll do it for free!

Great Summary of Zillow Zestimates

Today, Screenr.com featured an excellent video by a Zillow Staff member, Rachel Rosen who does a superb job at explaining the Zillow Zestimate.  A special shout out and some link love to Rachel over at Zillow.com, and an extra special tid-bit of information for our readers if you really want to know “WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW” about Zillow’s Zestimates.  See two-minute video below, it’s a MUST VIEW!