I LOVE Siri - my new personal assistant!!

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Real Estate Appraiser with AmcAppraisalsinc.com

I recently upgraded my iPhone to the 4S and love it. I also discovered the voice recognition software in the device, for things like sending text messages, asking for searches, etc. "Siri" is the personal assistant with the new OS - and she does a great job with web searches and even some fun banter with conversations!

I read an article which talked about blogging using this new system. You simply create a new email, dictate the sections, and send. 

I thought - why not use this for my text addendum? This morning, I dictated my 1st 2 page addendum. I took each comparable and "TALKED" about it and why I made the adjustments I did, etc. I ended up with a 2 page text addendum which I simply emailed to myself.

I then, copied and pasted it into a Word doc, checked for grammar and spelling, and created my text addendum from there!

What normally would have taken me about 30 minutes to type, I had done in under 5!!

Technology at work once again!

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Rainer
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Team Randy & Jenny Thomas
Team Thomas Realtors - Springfield, MO

I know isn't it fun!  Love the new tech stuff...

Merry Christmas!

Dec 05, 2011 02:03 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Richard D. Ferris
AmcAppraisalsinc.com - Clermont, FL
Florida State Certified (FHA) Appraiser

I am envisioning all the hours I will reclaim with this added to my workflow!!!

Dec 05, 2011 02:05 AM #2
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Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
Realtor, Gainesville FL

Ooooohhh, I want one!  Last time I checked my local store didn't have them in stock.  I'm using a 3G (don't laugh) but it's got the newest software and works good.  But, I want that Siri !

Dec 05, 2011 04:26 AM #3
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Richard D. Ferris
AmcAppraisalsinc.com - Clermont, FL
Florida State Certified (FHA) Appraiser

Christine - I ordered mine at the store and they just shipped it to me.  They said it would be up to 2 weeks, but I got it in 4 days!

I went from the 3G to the 4S and WOW - it is SUPER fast, I can toggle between 4 open apps at a time which means I don't have to close down my Davinci/Total app when I get a phone call in the middle of an inspection!

Today, I also narrated my inspection from the  curb, including all the commentary about the neighborhood, subejct conditions, surrounding influences, etc!   And just emailed all the notes to myself!

Now back at the office, it is copy/paste into my addendum and I have saved about an hour at least!

I am beginning to calculate how many hours this will save me in any given week, month!!!  UPGRADE if you can! It is 100% worth it!

Dec 05, 2011 08:01 AM #4
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Karen Ann Martin
Safe Harbor Realty - Westport, MA
Realtor Fall River Westport MA Real Estate Agent

thanks for the time saving tip !

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