It seems I'm always on the go these days. Instead of saying I "home office", I should say that I "Car Office". Some times my appointments are spaced to where I don't have time to run home in between, so I stop in a parking lot and check emails and messages, and return calls.
For a very long time, I was against these fancy phones. I always thought, "if I am out and about, people can wait." I also thought it was ridiculous to check email on the phone because I didn't have the time to press those iddy biddy buttons, muchless my frustrating touch screen that I currently have. However, those times are gone. Now, I wouldn't know what I would do if I always had to wait until I was back at my desk before checking emails or texts or anything. I forgot my phone at home one morning when I took my kids to school and I just about freaked out thinking I was in trouble if my car broke down... it's not like there are payphones to call from anymore.
Granted, I can do without the Facebook updates from people, but when I'm out showing properties for 3-4 hours and I'm waiting to hear about negotiations on an offer, I don't want to wait the additional 30-45 minutes to get back to my desk.
Many of my different systems even text me new buyer and seller leads as they come in so I can see those instantly.
I want to be perfectly clear, I do NOT answer my phone or emails while I'm with clients. If I'm showing for 3-4 hours with clients, they have my full attention. I do not use my mobile office to be rude and unattentive with clients. I also don't appreciate it when another agent answers their phone when I call, to get a response from them of, "I'm with clients right now, so I'll call you later." Did you really need to answer in the first place?
Austin TX is on fire right now, not literally like last year with all the wildfires, and I need to be able to communicate with people when I'm not at my desk. I've got a Driod phone, and I don't remember doing business without it... and taking pictures of all the weird things I see at properties. My Droid keeps my business moving forward.
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