SmartPhones Rock!

Commercial Real Estate Agent with Contour Investment Properties

No, I couldn't live without my computer either, but my iPhone does all that and fits in my pocket too!

• Most obviously, I can make and take calls when I'm not in the office.

• My calendar is on the phone, and it syncs to the office calendar - automatically.

• The camera is excellent. Instead of taking notes when touring property, I snap 50 pictures.

• I take pictures of documents, which are automatically turned into PDFs and filed for future reference.

• I can forward contracts, brochures, emails, etc. straight from the phone. No more forgetting to send out info when I get back to the office.

• I can log into the MLS from the more guessing about what that property was listed for.

• I can look up property taxes, the size of a building, the acreage of a lot, the owner's name, the neighbor's name, the zoning, the amount of the mortgage, see if there are any liens on a property...all while standing in front of the property!

• I can do all of these things WHILE STILL TALKING TO THE CLIENT ON THE PHONE, making me look even smarter.

• I can do all of these things while sneaking in a couple hours on the ski slope, or rafting!

• My calendar beeps at me when I need to be somewhere else.

• My calculator, calendar, camera, to-do list, Scrabble game, address book, phone book, weatherman, GPS, map books, restaurant guide, airline reservation assistant, stereo, thousands of albums/CDs, and alarm clock have all been magically shrunk down, plugged in to one another, and crammed into the phone. Simply amazing.

How did we get anything done before smartphones?

Posted by

Tim Bradley
Contour Investment Properties
172 Center Street, Suite 200
PO Box 1152
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-6400

CCIM logoTim Bradley is an owner of Contour Investment Properties, the only brokerage firm in Jackson exclusively focused on commercial and investment property in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley. Tim has earned the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute as well as the CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute.

Comments (25)

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I agree!  What did we do without them?  Looking forward to the next iPhone release because I'm ready for the next great thing.

Jun 13, 2012 02:08 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I like the iPhone but really like the bigger version (without the phone) called the iPad.


Jun 24, 2012 01:23 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Sometimes my phone really makes me wonder how I could be in business without it...

Jun 27, 2012 08:20 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Tim, SmartPhones do rock!  And there's nothing better than making you look even smarter!  There's nothing wrong with that - being head and shoulders above the competition.

Jun 28, 2012 04:11 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I have to agree, life without my smart phone would put me back in the Dark Ages!

Jul 08, 2012 11:01 PM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Tim~ I agree, I'm a smart phone geek.. I really like the carrier and phone I currently use, Sprint with a galaxy3

Aug 14, 2012 12:20 PM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

HI Tim!  I finally got a new extra smart phone a couple weeks back and imagine my surprise when I found your most recent post was clear back in June.... Maybe it's that new family addition, huh?!  Hope all is going well!

Nov 07, 2012 08:30 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Tim, Never before have I seen such a comprehensive list of compelling reasons to have an iPhone.  It’s on my list for an upgrade in 2/2013.

Nov 15, 2012 02:03 AM
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

To my ActiveRain friend and fellow blogger,
I wish you all things bright and beautiful
at this holiday time and throughout the year. 


Dec 22, 2012 10:16 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

What would we do without our Smart Phones?    I believe mine is a mini computer/camera all wrapped into one, and can even make calls!

Jan 21, 2013 11:19 PM
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

Hi Tim, it's good that you are able to find the functionality of a smart phone very useful. It's true that smart phone do rock! All the best.

Apr 09, 2013 01:24 AM
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Very well said Tim. Smart phones play a vital role in our lives nowadays. Thank you for sharing the things that a smart phone can do. All the best.

Apr 10, 2013 07:09 PM
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

It's so amazing how technology becomes an intergral part of our lives. Without it, we won't be able to perform many things at the same time. 

Apr 10, 2013 07:20 PM
Melissa Muse Wiggans
Real Estate Muses - San Antonio, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses

I agree with Petra, technology is part of our lives. It's almost everywhere. The possibility is limitless. 

Apr 10, 2013 07:28 PM
Waynette Hoover Araj
Keller Williams Realty - Asheboro, NC
Connecting your Dreams with the Right Real Estate

Informative article Tim, thank you for the insight on the importance of having a smart phone. All the best.

Apr 10, 2013 07:39 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

I totally agree.. smart phones do rock!  As do iPads. 

Jul 13, 2013 10:33 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Truly amazing what they can do...and even more amazing to think about how we did get things done before them!

Oct 19, 2013 02:00 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I feel the same. Even a lot of people complain about Iphone these days, i would never change it to anything else( a newer Iphone only:) the bigger one is coming in just few months.

Apr 25, 2014 04:45 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

I found a day planner the other day, and thought what will I do with this now.  And, then someone came up with a great idea....a mini scrap book.  

Aug 16, 2014 05:58 AM
Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

Ahhhh Technology.... what a bad addiction we all

I love my I-phone 6+

I love my I-Pad mini

I love my Apple Tv with xbmc

I love my I-Mac daddy

Jan 10, 2015 12:35 PM