SmartyPhone Property Manager (Landlord) #1 * It's NOT Expensive

Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

As someone who NEVER wants to be ahead of the curve, I'm on my 3rd smartyphone - ALL Google/Android - all through Sprint PCS.  



Somehow I came to the realization that I did not want to be stuck with iTunes/Apple platform and I went ALL Google/Android and ALL Samsung which has made life a lot easier....I don't get to buy my phone cases from Vera Bradley OR Kate Spade; however, I have lots of apps AND my Google Contacts/Email/+, etc.

As a sole operator of my property management business, I can keep almost everything except my property management softward IN THE CLOUD.

I scan and upload all of my documents to my GoogleDrive; keep my TENANT * CLIENT * BUSINESS * FREQUENT CALLS * PERSONAL contacts in my Google Contacts AND I even have a category for my property KEY TAGS that correspond with my key cabinet coding and which has pictures of the property AND directions to the property under the NOTES section of Google Contacts.  When "contacts" are changed, they are automatically changed in my desktop, tablet and phone.

When someone calls me * Client * Tenant * Service Vendor, their name is displayed and their photo if we are friends on Fb or Google+.....I have also uploaded business cards when I have them and those show up as images also.

No more traveling with lists of tenants * vendors or owners and no more wondering if I should answer an incoming smartyphone lets me know!



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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Wallace - it's amazing wha we can do with properrly managed technology

Mar 31, 2014 10:30 PM #1
ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team
ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC - South Windsor, CT
The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists

Wallace - I went to iPhone years ago because it was given to me as a gift.  I like the phone itself but because I run all Windows computers, iTunes is terrible and crashes/freezes my computer.  I have stuck with the iPhone for 4 years but have decided to leave Apple products altogether when this thing dies.  Maybe I'll go to Android...or maybe Windows will be in the game at that point.  This is certainly a positive article about Android!

Mar 31, 2014 10:35 PM #2
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Yes....and it was a great excuse to buy MORE clothes with POCKETS!


Mar 31, 2014 10:35 PM #3
Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Wallace, you certainly have everything dialed in.  Looks like you have the Samsung S4..Thats what I have and I love it.  Amazing how far technology has come since the old black dial phone we had when I was a kid.

Mar 31, 2014 10:49 PM #4
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Wallace times have change and to be a successful property manager you must be able to keep up, thanks for sharing.

Mar 31, 2014 11:16 PM #5
American Brokers Realty Group
American Brokers Realty Group, Inc - Cape Coral, FL

You gave important points which we should always keep in mind. I know this will surely help a lot of home sellers out there. Thanks for sharing!

Apr 01, 2014 12:12 AM #6
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Let the flood gates Android. It is nice to see who moves along as technology improves. Property managers need to be very organized and you most definitely are a prime example of one.

Apr 01, 2014 12:37 AM #7
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

That is a smartyphone, Wallace. I'm just starting to have that internal debate about which smartphone I should buy next. It's upgrade time. 

Apr 01, 2014 07:47 AM #8
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Andoid is best for me...I don't listen to music and I like universal charger!

Apr 01, 2014 08:07 AM #9
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Welcome back Wallace.  I have iPad, i Phone, etc.  I am too lazy to change and learn new systems.

Apr 01, 2014 08:51 PM #10
Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

Eventually I may make the shift from iPhone to Andriod .... So, Wallace, please do keep posting helpful info!!

Apr 01, 2014 10:02 PM #11
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Google is for EVERYONE....even with iPhones....I went with Android because my first tablet was an Acer with a USB port for ease of use.....Google Contacts*GMAIL*Docs*GoogleDrive*Calendar, etc. all are there in the palm of my hand.

Apr 01, 2014 11:15 PM #12
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