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Top 10 Articles from May

What tech related issues mattered to agents most during May? If our monthly list of most read articles is any indication, mobile apps and lead generation were top of mind. Read on to see what else interested your peers.

And don't forget to check out our 2013 Technology Guide2013 Technology Guide (see #10 to learn more), too! Released May 7, this free resource is designed to help real estate pros research tech products. Use it as your guide to finding solutions that help your your business compete as the weather and housing market heat up.

Bees in flower 200px1. DOs and DON'Ts of Texting for Real Estate Agents - by Geneva Ives of Point2
You may have noticed that many of your clients, particularly the younger set, prefer to communicate via text message. In fact, it's estimated that over 8 trillion text messages will be sent this year. Texting is a convenient way of sharing information quickly, but it's not without its pitfalls for professionals.

2. 5 Must Have Apps for REALTORS® - by Katie Ragus of Tribus
If you have some application favorites that make your day to day real estate business run a little smoother, we would love your feedback in the comments below! I've got plenty of suggestions on apps, but here are the top five that made our "Must Have" list to get you started.

3. 3 Apps for Better Photo Lighting - by Kelly J. Phelan
Lighting is one of the most important factors in photography. Nothing says "amateur photo" like a poorly lit shot. That's why we were excited to learn about a type of app that can help you figure out the perfect time of day for taking exterior property photos. These apps work a lot like Google Maps, but instead of giving you directions, they provide you with the angle of the sun for any location you choose.