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The Apple iPad and Real Estate

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker #3178131

The new iPad from will APPLE will be released next month. What do you think about it? Do you like it? Do you think realtors can use the iPad in their everyday use? When it was first introduced by Steve Jobs, I thought it was cool product. The demo that he gave was phenominal. I have always been an APPLE fan but never was able to afford any of their laptops, I have not yet converted to the iPhone just yet (always been a Blackberry user) however one day I will own a MacBook Pro, yes I will. But back to what I was writing about, can the iPad be used for the everyday real estate agent. I think that it can be very useful to the everyday agent due to its capabilities and ease of use. If you have been a APPLE user all of your life then you should have no problems of using it.

Some the features that will be great for real estate agents are the fact you can have a listing presentation be more interactive than on regular laptop and be impressive with giving a listing presentations. Showing property images to both buyers and sellers. Look for information while on the road with clients (obviously you have to have the 3G service from AT&T). I don't think that it can run the Windows Emulator where I can get access to the Multiple Listing Service (which only runs on Internet Explorer). And many more functions that would make it easier for agents.

Am I going to run to the store when it becomes available? I don't think so, I would rather wait until the frenzy dies down and see if it really makes sense for me to get the iPad. I would rather invest my money in a 15" MacBook Pro that can run Windows emulator and be able to connect to the MLS. Apple is bringing another great product to consumers...Like I said, one day I will own a MacBook Pro.

What are your comments...let me know...Leave me a comment...

Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Steven, I think the Ipad would be a great tool for Realtors.  I'm a little cautious about new technology, so I'll be waiting awhile before getting one.

Mar 26, 2010 05:22 PM