My new techy toy for my mobile office

Real Estate Agent with Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. 244213

In the past I've blogged on several occassions about my Cool Mobile office and the benefits of having one. One I love my new AutoExec Desk for my carof my first blogs was entitled Tech Savvy Agents Have an Advantage in the New World Of Real Estate.  And they do! After that I added a few new tools to my toolkit and wrote How to set-up a world class Mobile Office with 5 Simple Devices and showed agents how to get going.  Honestly, I can't imagine living w/out all of my tools now.  I'm  on the go all the time and my mobile office helps me keep in touch when I'm out of pocket. 

I found that the devices were great but it was cumbersome when I had to dismantle all of the "stuff" and reconnect it in my car.  Further I had a hard time w/my tablet when I had clients.  I had to balance the tablet on the steering wheel, in the middle console, on the hood, etc.  When I flew to Dallas to visit my parents in March I read about a device that actually buckled into your seat, had space for a calculator, extra paper, a perfect area to sit my laptop so it won't slide around, and two integrated power outlets (one for my laptop and one for my printer).  

Integrated Power Supply is a plusThose days of juggling my laptop are over. I bought the AEGRIPSUPER-01 Super AutoExec Mobile Workplace w/Power Supply.  I decided that the Auto Exec was the perfect fix to my current problem.  And, so far,  it has been. The benefits are fabulous and my stress level over having an organized "mobile office" are over.  I can pull up listings on demand and write paperwork and print it out when needed.  

If you have been on the fence about "going mobile" don't wait until you are the last agent to jump on board.  By then, you may be left in the dust.


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Christy Powers
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Pooler, GA
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
That is so cool. They come up with some amazing stuff. Some is quite scary and others are just great!
Apr 27, 2008 02:55 PM #51
Patricia Kennedy
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. - Washington, DC
For Your Home in the Capital
OK, as soon as I get home from my Open House, I am checking out the link!  Sounds pretty cool!
Apr 27, 2008 03:56 PM #52
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Tracy. Absolutely love this toy!! Thanks for sharing the great tip. Keep them coming.

Apr 28, 2008 12:52 AM #53
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Tracy - I am going to bookmark this post.  I have actually wanted to "go mobile" for a long time now.  Thanks for the push!
Apr 28, 2008 09:23 AM #54
Susan Trombley
Trombley Real Estate - Wake Forest, NC
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs
I keep juggling. I need to check this out. Wow you use your seat belt to it does not go on the floor. Thanks for sharing.
Apr 28, 2008 05:23 PM #55
Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor

Jason - That's an honor.   The creative and talented Jason actually bookmarked one of my posts.  COOL.

Susan- Indeed.  Good to hear from you.

Vincent - I'll try.  I always try to stay ahead of the curve. 

Patricia - What'd you think?


Apr 28, 2008 06:45 PM #56
Gilbert Arizona Real Estate - REALTOR® Candace Robinson Broker Associate
Red Hawk Realty & Property Management - Mesa, AZ
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix Arizona
Tracy  - I have been eye balling these organizers for some time now. I have been considering a portable printer too! Those darn little cartridges are expensive, any ideas? I would love to go completely mobile too! What's the difference between the one you bought and the file version with power at $150 ish?
Apr 30, 2008 01:19 AM #57
Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor

Hi Candace,

Mine has the integrated power source which makes a huge difference.  Before I had the integrated power I had to have a separate power converter that I had to lug around w/me everywhere.  It's worth the extra $$ to have everything built-in.

Apr 30, 2008 06:49 AM #58
Richard Schardt
Keller Williams Realty - Kernersville, NC
Triad NC Real Estate

I agree with all the comments... very cool. Be careful though about the new law coming up regarding talking on a cell while driving. I know it's doesn't mention typing on your computer, but I assume with the new law the police will be looking at what drivers are doing more carefully.

May 18, 2008 07:07 AM #61
Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor

Richard - The police in NC have the same setup in their car that I have in mine.  Does that mean that the police will get tickets too? 

Jun 07, 2008 09:48 AM #63
Lisa Southern
Lisa Southern Real Estate - Raleigh, NC
Lisa Southern Real Estate


I love your mobile office. You have taken our profession to the next level. I can't wait to leave 'em in the dust!

I'll be reading you!


Jun 09, 2008 12:48 AM #64
Patty Carroll
Vancouver, WA

This is cool and we are going to look into it. Glad to hear that it is working so well. Just not sure where Scott will put me. : )

Jun 09, 2008 01:38 AM #65

check youtube for the real office on wheel. Search for "Car-office in time square" and you will see the ultimate office on wheels.

Jul 30, 2008 12:50 PM #66
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Tracy...I was looking at PC tablets on the Internet the other evening.  I don't know anyone that has one.

What kind do you have?

Your work station would fit great in my minivan but never in my Prius Hybrid unless I put it on the floor in the back.  That's the only problem with my car...I love everything about it but it doesn't have space for all my real estate things that I want at my finger tips when I'm out with clients.  Otherwise it is perfect.


Aug 01, 2008 10:53 PM #67
John Ford
Security National Properties - Eureka, CA

Now that is way too cool! I just bought an HP Tablet and would like to have a way to plug it in while I am surfing the net. Right now I use my cell phone as a modem and it drains my b attery! I am ordering one right now!

Aug 02, 2008 02:01 AM #68
Dawn Maloney
RE/MAX Haven - Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist - Hudson, OH
330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio

Can't work in my car, but I really need to get paperless this year. Cool tip.

Aug 03, 2008 09:53 AM #69
Brian Roth
R&R Property Services, Inc. - Clackamas, OR
Good system, how ever you loose one of your seats. Also some cars or vans electrical system will not handle the invereter pluged in to the lighter and could pose a fire danager. I currently use a mobile desk setup that allows me to still use my seat if a client needs to set their. I have also direct wired my inverter in the battery of the car. I have a scanner, printer, laptop and gps all on the inverter. I have a digital camera and video camera also with me. That way I can uploaded my photos and do a live video if the customer wants. I would recommend getting a tri pod for taking the photos keeps the camera or video more stable. Total cost for my desk was under $100.00
Aug 03, 2008 04:25 PM #70
Gilbert Arizona Real Estate - REALTOR® Candace Robinson Broker Associate
Red Hawk Realty & Property Management - Mesa, AZ
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix Arizona

Tracy - I did some research on this nifty little portable gadget and think it's pretty cool. So, I'm curious, where do you put your printer? Is it a portable, one of those tiny ones that have those one inch by one inch cartridges?  I know my home inspection guy carries around a printer, small one..pretty portable.

I know I would like one of these, but how easy it is to take out of the front seat every time you need the seat space?


Aug 26, 2008 06:26 PM #71
Connie Betz
Berkhire Hathaway Home Services Ambassador Real Estate - Omaha, NE
Top Omaha Realtor - Omaha Homes for Sale

I have the one without the power supply and love it!  I may have to do some shopping now that I know I can get one with power. 

Aug 26, 2008 07:27 PM #72
Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor

Candace - the HP portable printer fits right there w/my handy HP tablet....Purrrfect.

Connie  - I know - I'm spoiled. The power supply was a big deal breaker for me because of battery issues w/such a small laptop.

Aug 26, 2008 07:30 PM #73
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