Ok, I Admit, I'm a Little Slow on the Uptake....(the IPad Uptake...)

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Ok, I Admit, I'm a Little Slow on the Uptake....(the IPad Uptake...)


Yeah.  I will admit that I wanted to buy a tablet, like, six months ago.  I couldn't make a decision.  I've been agonizing about it for four months.  


Yes, agonizing. Yes, four months.  I'm not usually this indecisive.  


You have to understand...I'm married to a Software Engineer.  (There is a reason for those "caps.")  And this particular Software Engineer is hard-core PC.  I might even say hard-core Microsoft.  (Gasp!)

Anyway, about four months ago I ventured to express an interest in an Apple product to said husband...which was not received with the type of support I expected from said husband (OMG!!!  The World just ended!).  

Not only did I have a less than enthusiastic response, but he proceeded to muddy the waters of my (non-technical) brain with data (and web links!!!) to various Android Tablets and Microsoft Tablets.

Ok.  Upon reflection, this was exactly the response I should have expected from said husband.

Anyhoo...over the past four months I have diligently done research (procrastinated) in order to make some kind of intelligent decision about what tablet I wanted to buy.  (My current research pretty much consisted of observing what close associates have purchased and asking questions.  Period.)  

I attended, with a colleague, a presentation of the newest Samsung Tablet (which I do like) and was really close to purchasing it on the spot (like she did) but held off at the last minute.  (As an aside - she had purchased an IPad but didn't like it.  When she bought the Samsung Tablet she returned the IPad.)  

Another month passed.


Two weeks ago I asked this same colleague how she liked the Tablet.  (Still doing research!)  She said that it didn't function with the MLS the way she wanted it to.



All of a sudden, I was no longer in a quandary.


Four days ago I walked into the Apple Store (for the very first time!!!!)  in the Portland Mall and bought an IPad.









For more information on why I love this IPad, stay tuned.....


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Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I really like my iPad... when I I learn to use it in my business more-- I will love it!  Keep us posted!  Kathy

Aug 28, 2012 11:56 AM #1
Lisa Hicks
Hoang Realty - Augusta, ME
Serving Central and Southern Maine

Oh, Kathy, when you learn how it can be used in your business....OMG!  :)

Aug 28, 2012 12:04 PM #2
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

I love my iPad and there is just so much you can do with it, that you can't do on the others. For those who tell you that you can't do Flash, they are wrong. There are browsers that you can download that will let you use Flash sites as well. 

Aug 28, 2012 12:20 PM #3
Jerri McCombs, Broker
Dogwood Real Estate Services - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville NC Relocation

Macs are the best! I hope you will continue to love it. They have outstanding support, by the way. Take advantage while you have the warranty. 

I am so jealous. I am a Mac user all the way and have been wanting an iPad for so long. But I have a MacBook Pro and LOVE it so will have to stop there. 

Aug 28, 2012 12:22 PM #4
Tiffany Sniezek
RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, TX 713-594-9639 direct, - The Woodlands, TX
Tiffany Sniezek 713-594-9639 RE/MAX Woodlands TX
I have a pc but I LOVE my iPad! Stitting on the couch relaxing and scrolling through active rain, just one of the things easier to do on my iPad. I also do Listing presentations and "print" my list of homes to show clients so I can use it in the field even without internet. I am still learning too but there are a ton of things I can do for work on my iPad, as well as for fun! It is a great tool!
Aug 28, 2012 12:50 PM #5
Laura Murray
Weichert - Silver Spring, MD
Search Montgomery Co., MD for homes www.MDRealEstateOnline.com

And you will love it! After many years in the PC world I bought a MAC.  WOW, next purchase was the IPAD - double WOW.  Latest purchase is the Iphone.  I am now a MAC girl all the way.

Aug 28, 2012 01:03 PM #6
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!

Yay!!!  Silly husband for thinking he could stand in the way of your fabulousness.  He should know by now that you just can't hold it in.  

Aug 28, 2012 01:11 PM #7
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