Corinne Guest, The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying (Barrington Realty Company)

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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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I've never used one, never found them to be convenient. My wife has to use one at work, Virgin requires them for in-flight operations.

Mar 06, 2018 08:31 AM
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Bob Crane
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Some phones are nearly the size of a tablet, but I still use my surface tablet often, especially for meetings.

 

Mar 06, 2018 08:24 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I've never used one.  

Mar 06, 2018 08:40 AM
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Nina Hollander
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That assumes one used one in the first place! In my case I bought a Samsung Galaxy tablet at least six years ago because everyone was saying I needed to have one... have virtually never used it. Taking a small laptop for me is easier and otherwise I use my phone.

Mar 06, 2018 08:36 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I don't use mine either.  PC and Phone work for me as well.

Mar 06, 2018 08:30 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

As phones are getting bigger screens and more website being responsive (mobile freindly), I see tablets being used less as well.  I still like my desktop and laptop though.  I can't type worth a darn on my phone.   Wife still likes her kindle, but not for work.

Mar 06, 2018 08:19 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing your experience.

Mar 06, 2018 08:00 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I gave my iPad to my sister many years ago.

Mar 07, 2018 05:44 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - apparently so. Size of the smartphone screens is the reason, perhaps.

Mar 06, 2018 09:00 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

They were quite popular in the hospital world for operations and to give to patients so they could watch movies while in isolation (after all, it's all about the patient satisfaction survey score).  Some restaurants (BJ's for example) now use them to take your order, they even have card readers on them so the waitress can take care of that for you at the table.  Stacked hamburger out here, as well as a few restaurants in Australia, have no wait staff and everything from ordering food to gettting drink refills to paying is done on the tablet.  McDonalds is even experimenting with computer based ordering.  So no, the tablet isn't dead it's just finding it's "true calling."

Mar 06, 2018 10:02 AM
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Carol Williams
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I stopped using mine a few years ago, as well.  I can do everything I want and need on my phone and laptop.   It's just one more thing... and one more line to pay for. 

Mar 06, 2018 09:08 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have one, but like you, have not used it in years.  Use my phone while out for the day.

Mar 09, 2018 07:57 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
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I still am enjoying my laptop Best

Mar 07, 2018 02:42 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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It may be, I don't know.

Mar 07, 2018 06:16 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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I still like my iPad, but my new phone with larger screen may have me pulling away.

Mar 07, 2018 06:03 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Not with my group.

Mar 07, 2018 05:11 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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My analytics give me the impression that many are using them to look at my site. Not as many as mobile, but still quite a few.

Mar 07, 2018 04:29 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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I used to use my iPad for a lot of things, but don't anymore. The only time I pull it out is for an open house. I do think tablets are declining in use.

Mar 07, 2018 03:51 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I do not know.

Mar 07, 2018 03:29 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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no clue

Mar 07, 2018 02:50 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Whoever knew that I would be saying that tablets are old-school but, I'm still using mine!

I carry two - one for the clients and one for me - on buyer tours. I have an email set up for them so they can email themselves notes or other information I have loaded on their tablet. There is a notepad that they can also take notes on and email to themselves and of course, their tour itinerary & neighborhood data.

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker, Like you, I am also seeing a smaller percentage of them than before on my website.

Mar 06, 2018 07:19 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I use mine for showing but do think people use their phones much more now than they did even 2 years ago.

Mar 06, 2018 07:00 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I have no idea

Mar 06, 2018 06:57 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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I actually use one quite frequently when out with clients and also teaching. In fact just bought a new one as other one was so old.

Mar 06, 2018 03:32 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I still use them in my business.  When looking at property I load the MLS sheets and the client has one and I have one.  we can make notes on the sheets in the program I use and then the ones of interest I can print for them when we arrive back at the office.  Clients love it

Mar 06, 2018 02:49 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I prefer my little laptop; rest good enough on an iPhone +.

Mar 06, 2018 02:35 PM
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David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

I hope not I don't have one and never have but have considered it or perhaps one of the 2 in 1  

Mar 06, 2018 02:02 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I would say yes.

 

Mar 06, 2018 01:18 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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 Never used one.  Laptop and smartphone are sufficient.

Mar 06, 2018 01:10 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I see an increase in businesses using them, but as for people, i have not tracked. 

Mar 06, 2018 12:48 PM
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Andrea Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Lewes, DE

I have a Fire. Does that count? I use it to watch Netflix and Hulu at my desk :)

Mar 06, 2018 12:11 PM
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Denise Samouilidis
Mirsky Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

I'm seeing the same results with my analytics. On my MarketLeader site as well as my iHouseWeb site. Not many people are using them for house hunting. I think they're still being used, but primarily for streaming HULU, Netflix and the like.

Mar 06, 2018 11:04 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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yes, everyone is telling that mobile is used much more by clients than desktops. I use only laptop for long typing, for the rest: ipad and iphone.

Mar 06, 2018 10:53 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker I do everything on my desktop. When I am away from my desk, I do use my iPad. The screen on my iPhone is just too small.

Mar 06, 2018 10:41 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Corinne,

Part of our family is in the furniture business, and they use  their all the time. It really depends on the need.  We have used ours in demos, and in checking that our sites are mobile friendly.  We both do a lot of reading so they are handy, particularly on the plane.  A

Mar 06, 2018 10:34 AM
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

I find my phone too small, but my tablet is not as good for several sites, so I end up working on my laptop.

Mar 06, 2018 10:33 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

That's I think the way it is going to go with phones getting better & better. Larger also.

Mar 06, 2018 10:19 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Declining in use by citizens but INCREASING in use by retailers and restaurants.

I have a Surfacebook Pro (a convertible) which has been converted to tablet just one time, to confirm that I could.

ASk those young folk around you what their 'PRACTICAL' definition of mobile is.  

Mar 06, 2018 09:25 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I won a iPad Air in a raffle a while ago. I use it only for entertainment.

Mar 06, 2018 08:59 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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Seems to be declining, I still carry mine most everywhere.

Mar 06, 2018 08:42 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I use a laptop..... have no files!!! 

Mar 06, 2018 08:38 AM