I have my favorite tools. I loved using Jing for screen capture, but the company sunsetted Jing and replaced it with an alternative. I don't like it as much, but hey, when something is free, how much complaining should I be doing?
I think most of us have a preferred Internet browser. I'm personally partial to Firefox, then Chrome, and bringing up the rear is whatever Microsoft offers.
But, when you work in multiple worlds (engineering, real estate, etc.) you learn to be flexible.
There are differences in coding and capabilities.
In my engineering world, there are programs that are ONLY tested to run on Internet Explorer. You try another browser and you won't even be able to log in.
And some of the HR programs are optimized for Chrome.
And then you have glitches to work around.
For instance if I use Firefox with Cincinnati MLS, I find the address search won't load, but everything else seems to be functional. But if I switch over to Chrome, absolutely no issue with running address searches. So as you can guess, before I go into my MLS, I decide WHAT tasks I'm going to want to do and which browser will allow me to complete those jobs.
Being flexible is a critical part of real estate.
Changes happen, and sometimes REALLY quickly.
And sometimes those changes can really throw a monkey wrench in the gears. I'm supposed to be in two places at the same time and 50 miles apart. I'm not going to invent cloning between now and then, so what can I do? Rebook an appointment? Ask another agent to cover one of the appointments? It's a judgment call and knowing where you're most critical and the needs of each client.
So switching browsers? That's just a routine thing for me to do.
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Bill & Liz aka BLiz