Will the new IPAD help my real estate business? After lugging my laptop around for years, I decided it was time to look into a tablet. But, if you know me, I never just go out and spend money. I have to really think I need it and then I ask a lot of people for their opinion. It drives some people close to me crazy sometimes, but to know me is to love me!
So here are the ways that I thought it would be beneficial to me as a real estate agent :
1. Blogs: here I am sitting on my couch and writing my first blog on it. I look forward to being able to take it anywhere and sitting down and writing a blog wherever and whenever the moods strikes me!
2. Pictures: this thing has an amazing camera! I have already taken a couple of pictures and the quality is much better than on my camera! And I don't have to load a memory stick, email it to myself or sync it . . .. It's all right here! That is super convenient!
3. Videos: We all know that videos are fast becoming the best way to communicate with our clients. I am extremely shy, so I have to work on this, but I am looking forward to shooting videos and then being able to send them out at just a few clicks of a button!
4. Last, but probably most important is NOT using so much paper! I am personally astounded at how much paper there is in real estate! So I am looking forward to doing more presentations on my new IPAD and looking
for more ways to cut down on the paper usage.
Having said all of that, let me just say that this is the first Apple product that I have owned. That was very amusing to the salesman at the Apple store in Fashion Valley, where I bought it. He, as my friend that was with me, thought it was hilarious a that I have been so reluctant to make the switch. It is not that I don't like Apple, but I have always owned a PC and I am a pretty comfortable with them. I have a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, I learned computers in a PC environment and am pretty comfortable in the PC world. So when I decided to get a tablet I was nervous about the leap into Appledom.
But I did it and I enjoyed getting to know it yesterday, now it's time to work. As I sit here typing this out, I am not completely sold on the onscreen keyboard, but that may just take some getting used to. But I didn't really get that I can't watch some videos. Apparently we should be Making our videos in HTML5, ok that's a whole other blog.
So .... Will the new IPAD help my real estate business? I think so.