I just got back from a broker open house in White Oak Landing presented by one of Baton Rouge's top listing agents. She gave an iPad demonstration to lure us to give up some of our valuable time to see a "knock-your-socks" off property. While I was impressed with the home resemblant of a palace with pool and deck overlooking a peaceful lake, what really "knocked-my-socks" off was the versatility this agent had already worked into her business with the iPad.
If you haven't embraced iPADs yet and are not informed, watch this official video and dream a bit about just how it will revolutionize our real estate business:
I now use tablet pc to present to my listing clients, sign contracts, generate literature, print brochures right in my listing appt., and leave with a fully listed home. but dragging around that 8 pound tablet with extended battery pack requires a wheeled suitcase! I am rushing out to get an iPad that I can carry in my handbag. Then I can grab the cart from the car once everything is signed up and I'm in production mode.
For Buyers: This lightweight 10hr battery iPad can access mls data with a screen large enough to see easily! Let your customer play with it while you are driving. Apps like Homes.com, Realtor.com, Zillio.com give mobile capability to locate area homes via satellite. Nearby pulls up properties on street where you are.
For Realtors: Tools like Evernote lets you jot notes while you walk thru a home, and GoodReader and PDFReader Pro let you open all types of files such as purchase agreements. Autostitch lets you create panoramas from pictures and edit them.
For Sellers and Buyers: With picture and book capability, your listing presentations dazzle with brilliant colors on the iPAD. TakeNotes replaces tablet signing capability. You no longer need a tablet pc, just an iPAd. And the light weight combined with a 10hr battery are impressive!
Mind you I am still using Blackberry, but I'm rushing out to get an iPAD. So should every agent! Folks this is the future of our business! I think iPAD brings the fun and capability of iPhone into the business world!.