Are You Really USING Your iPhone, Droid or Other Nifty Technology?

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iphone droid blackberry thunderbolt smart phoneI remember my father telling me about the concept of planned obsolesence as a young man when I could barely comprehend the idea.  Back then  it was more tangible items, like today’s digital cameras which are built not so much to last as to be somewhat “disposable.”  You know the line:  “It would be more expensive to fix it than to just buy a new one.”

The latest and greatest technology may not be all it’s cracked up to be, depending on how much you really NEED and USE the capabilities of your phone.  Yes, the graphics are cool and access to the Internet is wonderful, but are you USING the technology in your business and social media marketing efforts?  Or are you spending more time on time wasters like those games whose graphics are that much cooler when you can hold them in the palm of your hand?

My client Bob English is a real estate professional in Elizabethtown, PA and showed me one of the most simple and best uses of the new technology for his real estate business...

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Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I'm sure my iPhone would do all kinds of things if I just knew how.  I need somebody to tell me the best real estate apps to get.

Sep 12, 2011 07:21 AM #1
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Rob Magnotta
Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR - Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist

Hey Mark, great post. There is amazing technology we have access to. Well done.

Sep 12, 2011 07:23 AM #2
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Mary Ellen Holleran
Holleran Real Estate - Chapel Hill, NC

Often times our technology overlaps so there may be a need to downsize the number of tools.

Sep 12, 2011 07:25 AM #3
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Mark Boyd
MarQeteer - Lancaster, PA

Thank you Ann, Rob and Mary for your kind words.  Technology moves so fast that it's easy to feel like what you bought isn't any good anymore a week or two later. lol

Ann, the main real estate app you want is your local MLS on your phone.  That simple capability has helped Bob English immensely.  He can pull out his phone and start looking at properties on the MLS right then and there with his buyer.   Obviously a HUGE time and gas saver when you have an indecisive buyer.   There are other real estate apps, but if you only have your MLS access on your phone you have the most important one:)

Sep 12, 2011 07:43 AM #4
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Michael J. Gallo
Florida Luxury Realty - New Port Richey, FL
Florida Luxury Realty - Gulf Home Sales Team

I admit that I have used my youtube app, facbook app, email, iheartradio and mp3 player multiple times in the last 24 hours but I have yet to download the app that will open an electronic lockbox.  So.....no Im not.  LOL  p.s. - If I want to play a game I will turn on my XBox and shut the world out.  :-)

Sep 12, 2011 08:03 AM #5
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Mark Boyd
MarQeteer - Lancaster, PA

Mike, it takes a real man to admit that. lol  We're all guilty of it in different ways.  I mean, when I was a kid the hand-held electronic games were those Mattel football/baseball/etc. games that were just little light blips that you could move by pressing buttons.  Now we have "phones" that would distract Kirk and Spock from boldly going where no man has gone before.  Thanks for the insightful comment.  Cheers!

Sep 12, 2011 08:30 AM #6
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