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By Jamie Hennessey | Agent in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    Posted Under: Tech Tips in San Bernardino County, Agent2Agent in San Bernardino County  |  March 25, 2012 8:58 PM  |  147 views  |  4 comments
    The iPad has Officially Changed the Real Estate Game

    The introduction of the iPad is now an absolute game changer for the real estate community. If you have an iPad then you're definitely going to want to continue to read this article. If an iPad is not in your arsenal, then chances are you will be planning on heading to your local Apple store when you're finished.

    Allow me to paint a picture for you. I'm going to give you a real life senario so you can have a better idea on how the use of an iPad is revolutionizing the real estate business.

    Sonia is a real estate broker and she has been working hard to be more efficient and effective with her time. Also she is looking to grow her business even more and because of this, she is looking to add as much value to her business as possible. So she purchases an iPad. Not only does she make the purchase, but rather than just watching YouTube videos, she learns to use it for her business.

    Step 1 - Searching for Homes on the MLS: Searching for homes on the internet is nothing new. Now with the use of your iPad you can search for properties and move forward to the next step.

    Step 2 - Create an Agent 1 Sheet: Directly from your iPad you can create agent one sheets for all of the listings that you want to show. The cool thing about this is that you can maintain your files directly on your iPad and by doing so you can:

    • Show properties without ever carrying a piece of paper. Not only does this make you look like a much more tech-savvy agent but you can also save a tree at the same time.
    • Take notes on the properties that you're showing. If there is a leaky roof, note it.
    • Complete your AVID as you walk through. Take photos and log all of this amazingly in your filing system.

    Step 3 - Write an Offer: So your client likes the home. Now what do you do? In the olden days your only option was to go back to your office, prepare the contract, print the docs, and plan to meet up with your client the next day to have the contract signed. What's the problem with that? Well for one there is a chance that somebody else puts in an offer before you do. And also this is the typical process for most agents so that problem is that everyone is doing it. With your iPad you can literally prepare your offer using Zip Moble Forms. It's amazing how it works and your clients will be impressed.

    Step 4 - Sign directly on your iPad: Once your offer is prepared, simply have your clients initial and sign directly on your iPad--and we are not talking about electronic signatures. We are talking about legitimate signatures that most banks will accept.

    This is a quick run down of some of the amazing things that you can do with your iPad. We want to give a special thanks to Sonia Haro with Haro & Associated for providing us with this valuable information.

    This device is leterally changing the way that you and your competitors operate. If you would like more information on our trainings or would like to schedule an office meeting please contact Matt Ahlmann at 909.917.1717. Thanks so much for listening!

    Article Written by John Reyes

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