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Helene Moore, Real Estate Pro in Henderson, NV

Cell Phone Options.

Asked by Helene Moore, Henderson, NV Thu Sep 1, 2011

Im in the market to purchase a new cell phone . I curently have t-mobile Blackberry . .
Does anyone have any suggestions and why you think the phone is great for Realestate ..
Thank you all
Helene M Moore

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Helene, I had a blackberry curve and upgraded to a HTC Inspire about 9 months ago. I really like it and has a lot more apps you can download to your phone to help you with your real estate business while you are away from the office. For example, I use google maps navigation for voice directions (instead of a separate GPS unit). I also have apps to look up property profiles, MLS (with confidential agent remarks), docusign, pdf converter, scanner (with my camera) and many more! If you need the names of the apps, please e-mail me and I'd be happy to provide them to you along with the other apps I have.

Trang Beuschlein
San Jose CA Real Estate Broker
CA DRE License #01453711
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 2, 2011
I had one and I absolutely loved it.
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Android is the way to go in my opinion... Samsung Galaxy 3 is awesome
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 23, 2013
An Android Galaxy 2 or 3 are great phones as I truly believe I Phones are somewhat overrated as they change phones every other month.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 14, 2012
I'd say go for a Samsung Galaxy 3 or an HTC One X. T-mobile recently updated to the latest version of Android (Jelly Bean). There are so many features that Android that make them hard to beat, specially if you know how to get around your phones OS. I personally use a Galaxy S3 and couldn't be happier. I'd say that in terms of looks iphone wins in terms of functionality Samsung wins. Another thing to remeber is that Android is open source.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
I have the iPhone 4 and I love it. I wouldn't switch to anything else. It has been great for all my real estate needs. I especially love that I can use the map feature with turn by turn voice directions without having to have a separate GPS unit. It's great for driving clients around and looking at houses. As for the specific real estate apps, they are all probably pretty similar when compared to the Droids, but the iPhone is much more streamlined in my opinion and just easier on the eyes. If you're still unsure, I would go into your local Verizon or AT&T and test them out.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 3, 2011
Android, Blackberry? What should I do with my walkie talkie sized phone from the 90's?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 2, 2011
I have a Droid Incredible and have been very pleased with it. Since I got it (maybe 18 months ago), newer Droids have come out that--spec-wise--are even better. So I'd suggest getting a current near-top-of-the-line Droid.

Among its strengths: A really good web browser. (I'd previously had a Palm Centro with a nearly unusuable browser.) Very good graphics (to view pictures). Very good camera--mine's an 8 megapixel. It takes very, very nice pictures. It also does a fine job with video, including HD video. Because it's a Droid (developed by Google), it's got nice, tight integration with online Google services, such as Docs, Calendar, etc. Its GPS is also good--not quite as user-friendly as a standalone (such as a Garmin), but it works well, with good text-to-voice communication. And, unlike my older Garmin, the Droid (with Google Maps) shows real-time traffic congestion.

About the only weakness is a short battery life. That's occurs if you have the phone on, plus WiFi active. The WiFi really chews up battery life; turn it off if you don't need it. On the other hand, you can just keep it plugged into a wall charger (in your office) and a car charger (in your car), and you'll be fine. Just don't expect to go a couple of days without recharging. More like 10-14 hours.

Hope that helps.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 2, 2011
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
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Helene:

I converted from palm, to blackberry and now can't live without the Iphone. You can docusign, take photos, videos, and so many other great money making action items. Best
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 2, 2011
They're pretty much all the same. Get one that doesn't clash with your laptop.
Web Reference: http://www.321property.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 2, 2011
Good morning Helene,

I had a blackberry and it departed this earth. I purchased I phone 4 and LUV it! A lot of real estate applications i.e. Trulia and more. I have Verizon so service is fast and readily available.

My only compliant is sometimes with a touch screen you can make phone calls you do not intend on making at a a particular time.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 2, 2011
Helene,
I love my I-Phone it's the best thing that I have had for real estate.. can't wait to get the new one...
Currently I am still using the very first one 3GS no problems.. Hope that tell's you something
about the I-Phone and by the way buy if from Apple with there Apple Care. Good Luck

Rosemarie Kudo
Volume Real Estate
Team EKUS
702-232-5407
Web Reference: http://www.RoseMarieLV.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 2, 2011
I-phone 5 is suppossed to be out soon. Might have more bells and whistles than anything else.


David Cooper
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 1, 2011
I-Phone is the greatest tool to Agents since MLS. First day I got it, it saved me a lot of time, gas and frutration. If you want to hear more call me. I can give you 25 good reasons in 1 minute call. Matt
501-0973
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 1, 2011
I like my Samsung Galaxy 3....but am disappointed that I can take videos but to date, haven't been able to email them to others. Someone please tell me it's just me and a sign of my limited technology background.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
How can anybody possibly keep up with all of the changing phones and tech coming out? Yesterday I read that Samsung is ready to announce next month their new Galaxy S4 is coming out. Wait a sec, didn't the Galaxy 3 just come out?

http://mashable.com/2013/02/25/samsung-to-announce-the-galax…

I'm tired from all of the tech.

Scott
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
I'm with you Scott!
You blink your eyes and your computer(even that seems like an obsolete term now with tablets and smart phones!) and phone are obsolete!
Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013
The Samsung three has been receiving a lot of positive reviews from my co-workers. I still have a iphone.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 25, 2013
I also had an AT&T Inspire and love the voice option on the keyboard. It is truly a must have feature on smart phones. Navigation is awesome it is a turn by turn free unlike apple. I recently upgraded to Samsung galaxy note 2 with stylus. It is a good phone still learning. It is challenging to learn. Though, I also had an iPhone 3 and iPhone 4 easy phone to use. If you go with the iPhone make sure you get Siri. iPhones have small screens compared to androids I enjoy the assistant it offers. I always bought the new Samsung tablet ativ 500. It is truly awesome. It runs full Microsoft operating systems. I can now open all websites and programs. I found that my iPad would not run flash which prohibited a lot of sites. Depending on your needs regarding programs and apps, I feel the iPhone is overrated.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 25, 2013
well Helene, since you asked this question almost 1.5 years ago...if you're still reading this - what was you final decision?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 23, 2013
I love my iPhone Helene! It syncs with my iCloud Calendar and all contacts and other apps so I don't have to put in the same information for every client on every program! It also makes it so that I can pull information from any computer at any time. You have to love Web Based protection :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 23, 2013
LOVE my IPhone and really can't imagine being without it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 23, 2013
I use an iPhone pared with google voice. It let's me have both a work and personal number on one device.
Web Reference: http://www.cindysun.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 22, 2013
I definitely prefer the iPhone! Easy to access emails and you can download many useful apps such as the Trulia Agent App!

Best,

Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
JamieTian@RodeoRE.com
Web Reference: http://www.JamieTian.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 8, 2013
Sure, anything but the Blackberry,

World moved on, it is now 3-4 years behind its time.

Good luck.

Ruth
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 15, 2012
Simply iPhone because it sinks with iPad and Mac computers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 15, 2012
Love, love my iphone. Having used others, it is by far the best option in my book.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 14, 2012
What's a blackberry? lol

Your mobile device is a very important resource for you, why do anything less than an iPhone?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
iPhone has the best apps and the most apps for real estate agents. I use 15 apps on my iphone that I use for real estate. Of course I also have an iMac and an iPad and so they sync seamlessly with one another so all my information is everywhere I am... In a meeting, at home, or out and about.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
My "Sell Phone" is the ATT Samsung Galaxy S. It's the best phone I've used. Calendar, Alarm, Notes, email, texting, VM, apps, etc. -- It goes with me everywhere and has been very reliable so far.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 27, 2011
Mark,

Thanks a ton.

Jeff
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 27, 2011
I had the Palm Treo, for about 5 years. At first, I like it. With the changes in the technology, I finally purchased an IPhone, last June. I now wish that I had purchased it, much sooner. When something new comes out, don't wait, just buy it!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 27, 2011
Hi Jeff,

I just did some research and found 2:

Open House Pro
BrightOpen
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 26, 2011
Mark,

What program are you referring to for open house sign in / management?

Thanks,

Jeffrey Sklar
Broker
Property Manager
Southern Nevada Property Management
8871 West Flamingo Road Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV 89147
702-522-6764
jeff@snevpm.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 17, 2011
Thank you All for the great information.
Helene M Moore
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 5, 2011
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