Entry for Active rain Contest. Category Hardware.
I was licensed in 1992. Those were the days when I had to carry a lot of coins for the pay phone. I remember waiting for clients and they could not inform me that they were running late. I had to look for pay phones to call the listing agent that we are running late . There was one time my car broke down and I had to walk a few blocks to get to a phone booth to call for help.
I like to also use the Texting feature of the Blackberry. I was attending a Phillies game and it was loud . I could not hear the client so I negotiated via texting and texted to the other agent as well. One time I had presented an offer to an agent and he was at a meeting and could not talk to me so he texted me the counter. I had to inform a busy Doctor so I just texted the Doctor who agreed to the price and we had a sale.
I cannot imagine going anywhere without my Blackberry.
The Blackberry is also very useful to me because I can check my email. We receive leads from Re/Max and if we do not respond in a timely manner the lead goes to someone else. After I got my Blackberry I have not missed a lead. It used to be frustrating when I used to log in to my email in the morning and there was a hot lead overnight and it said it was assigned to someone else.
When I travel I do not have to worry about not having access to a computer. I can be in touch with my clients via email and also call if necessary.
I need not sit at my desk checking email any more.
Another great feature is the camera . If I do not have my camera with me and I need some pictures I can use my Blackberry and email it right away.
A Blackberry is two tools in one : cell phone and computer for emails . I cannot manage without it.
It has so many other features but I can do without the other features. If you do not have one yet you should get one .You can get a free one with data plans and two year contracts.