Top Picks

Welcome to my resource page on featured top picks, which I came across when carrying out research for my various articles! 

It will provide you with one of my top picks, and recommended products and services that I have used and/or know will likely be important to you.

This will help you find great products and services in just one place.

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Getting Seller Contact Data on the Road

Deal Machine

If you, as a real estate professional, use driving for dollars to get seller leads, you might want to take a look at Deal Machine. 

It is mainly for wholesale real estate investors looking for distressed properties, but realtors can also benefit. 

This software helps you find potential deals, do direct mailing campaigns, manage the seller leads, and track driving routes. You can also do virtual driving for dollars from the comfort of your home office. 

Again, even though it targets primarily wholesalers, this doesn’t mean realtors couldn’t use it to get a seller’s contact information that might be willing to sign a listing contract.

You can learn more about this software here, and read my review article here.


BatchDriven is a direct competitor to Dealmachine, offering basically the same features:

  • Virtually driving for dollars
  • Driving route tracking
  • Skip tracing seller contact information
  • Seller lead management and follow-up campaigns

In contrast to Dealmachine, property lookups are not limited in their numbers, but direct mailing pricing per piece is more elevated than Dealmachine.

You can check out BatchDriven here. My review article you can read here.

Getting Seller Contact Data Online

Batch Skip Tracing

Batch Skip Tracing also comes from the “Batch brand and does what the name implies – skip tracing. 

It is tailored to real estate professionals, call centers, attorneys, bank & debt collectors, private investigators, and law enforcement.  

After uploading a list of contacts via Excel or another format, you can do single or bulk skip tracing with the provided contact information. 

You can check out Batch Skip Tracing here, and my review article about the software here.

Building Your Real Estate Lead Generation Funnel

Divi Theme (my Favorite WordPress Theme)

If you plan on creating your own real estate website, you may want to look at WordPress and its Divi Theme. 

It’s my favorite WordPress theme which I have used for my different websites. It’s a great time saver and features an easy-to-use drag-and-drop builder.

You can learn more about it in this review article. It may be of help to you.


In my article about real estate marketing funnels, I mentioned the software Funnelytics. I used this tool to create different real estate funnel graphics. 

With this tool, you can map out different funnel strategies, measure the performance, and have an overview of which element to optimize.

You can check it out here.


Cloudways is my favorite hosting provider so far. I have tried many different ones in the past, and for now, I am pretty happy with them. 

The number one reason to go with them was their performance and security at fair prices. It will speed up your website, and you can tailor the server capacity to the traffic amount you get.

Other features (but not the complete list):

  • Cloudflare Enterprise CDN
  • SSD based hosting
  • Free WordPress cache plugin
  • Image and mobile optimization
  • Fast ticket response times
  • Bot protection
  • 1-Click free SSL installation
  • IP-Whitelisting
  • No long-term contract

You can check it out here.