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John Harris, Real Estate Pro in Branchburg, NJ

Tablet vs Ipad?

Asked by John Harris, Branchburg, NJ Mon Dec 27, 2010

do you use either? What is the best use for these new tools? Are they worth the investment?

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Great when showing property. realtor.com and foreclosureradar.com offer some really great apps. They support both platforms. I use ipad and it's been very impressive when I've been out with clients as they app is using the built-in gps. This means realtor.com shows homes that are for sale or for rent where you are. You can zoom in/out and look at photos etc. Same thing with foreclosureradar. It shows homes that are pre-foreclosures, scheduled trust deed sale etc.

I would recommend to have the modem built-in so it's less hassle when you're out w clients.

In my opinion, the ipad does not replace the computer. I recently switched from PC to Mac and it's super fast.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
Got a HP tablet and love it! So small I can fit it inmy purse. Here's why I bought it: Small and lightweight so it's very portable. Keyboard--a necessity for me because I am using this to replace my laptop so I do alot of typing! Compatible with our MLS. The Ipad is not at this time. I have heard that it has to do with the Firefox system. Plus, mine was free with a 2 year contract through Verizon, via Triple Play Realtor Convention.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 28, 2010
I have an Ipad and it stinks, there are other tablets out there that blow this thing out of the water. The ipads biggest downfall is that it doesnt support flash, and it has no way to insert memory cards like sd cards and stuff.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 28, 2010
Great when showing property. realtor.com and foreclosureradar.com offer some really great apps. They support both platforms. I use ipad and it's been very impressive when I've been out with clients as they app is using the built-in gps. This means realtor.com shows homes that are for sale or for rent where you are. You can zoom in/out and look at photos etc. Same thing with foreclosureradar. It shows homes that are pre-foreclosures, scheduled trust deed sale etc.

I would recommend to have the modem built-in so it's less hassle when you're out w clients.

In my opinion, the ipad does not replace the computer. I recently switched from PC to Mac and it's super fast.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
Android tablets are a great investment. For those not looking to run up $600 + there are some pretty nice ones out there under $250. I picked one up recently from Sears online - a 10 inch ePad android 2.2 and it runs great. I have included the link. $224 plus shipping. Honestly this works as well as any iPad or Xoom and the big plus is it actually has FLASH !
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 10, 2011
I will be picking an Ipad up tomorrow at 5pm when APPLE releases them! What fantastic marketeers, eh? They've got ME jumping thru hoops!

I'm going for the ease of use and fluidness of the ipad, even with the missing SD slot and USB port.

I think both the tablet and the ipad are indispensable tools for Realtors.....whichever tablet works for YOU is the one that is "BEST"....
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 9, 2011
John-if you are a member of Activerain-there is also a discussion over there going on right now. There is some good advice here, and over there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 28, 2010
Thanks for posting the question. I am debating the same thing. I didn't realize there were alternatives to the iPad out yet. I have a laptop, but that is bulky to carry to listing appointments. I also want something that will play videos. I use those as part of my listing marketing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
I have no interest in either one.. to me "fancy toy" which I don't require any additional electronic's... heck I am trying to figure out what I currently have ...LOL...
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
Research in Motion, the Blackberry people, are coming out with their version, the Playbook, soon. I am waiting for that.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
While I would have loved an ipad, I needed to replace my entire computer and went with the tablet. Its still new and I haven't had a ton of time with it yet (especially with the holidays) but so far I really love it. Mine is a version of this...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
Thanks for your input. I love the Ipad concept, just need some real life input about day to day use and limitations. Thanks again
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
IPAD is a nice tool to add to your technology arsenal however there are still some limits to its functionality since it doesn't have all the features of a traditional tablet/laptop. Not all websites are yet designed to work with Apple's safari web browser, although that is quickly changing.

My biggest peeve with the IPAD is Apple's reluctance in allowing the browser to be compatible with sites running Flash content, a well established platform to show online content on the Internet.

There are no USB ports on the IPAD so you can't easily upload images from a camera.

I've held off on buying an IPAD and looking into getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab instead. In runs on the
Google Android platform and enough apps availble to make it quite useful. And allows Flash content to be seen as opposed to the IPAD.

I do have an Ipod Touch which provides the same funtion as an IPAD but on a smaller scale.

If you're deciding between an IPAD and tablet, personally I still would prefer a tablet. If you still want to use an IPAD, just make sure you get an app that will allow you to show your listing presentation.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
Ipad.
Yes, definitely worth the investment. Helped me with more than a few listing appointments.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 27, 2010
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