As a real estate agent which smart phone do you use and why?

Asked by Johnathan Kenyon, Savannah, GA Sun Apr 14, 2013

Looking at iPhone, Galaxy, Note or something even cooler!

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Julian Micha…, Agent, Santa Barbara, CA
Thu Apr 25, 2013
I completely agree with Cristyle, the iphone and ipad combo can be extremely useful in this business!
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Kevin Vitali, Agent, Tewksbury, MA
Tue Apr 16, 2013
Personally any of them will work for me. I have an HTC EVO I have been happy with. I do like the larger screen for reviewing PDF's and such on the fly.
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Tue Apr 16, 2013
I LOVE my iPhone especially since it "plays" nice with my iPad, iMac, and air Mac!
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Holly Nierman, Agent, East Jordan, MI
Mon Apr 15, 2013
I have the Droid Razr I love the screen size and the fact that it works well with all my apps. It syncs well with all my google programs.. gmail, calendar and the rest of my business programs etc.

Let me know what you decide on Johnathan.

Best of Luck =-)
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Joan Lorberb…, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for me. I love the screen size, the camera, the apps, etc. It doesn't replace my tablet but it sure comes close.
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Margaret Whi…, Agent, Newtown, PA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
iPhone has my vote - especially because it syncs with my iPad.
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Linda Lorenzo, Agent, McKinney, TX
Mon Apr 15, 2013
I did have an iphone but when I wanted to upgrade I dislike being ripped off by the price of a new iphone. I use Android (HTC Inspire) and while is has some quirks, I love the voice navigation and the camera. I waiting to hear reviews on the Samsung Galaxy 4 as I think that will be my next phone.
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Cristyle Egi…, Agent, Lake Park, FL
Mon Apr 15, 2013
I use the iPhone (though I've heard the iPhone5 has had some issues with different programs, I have the iPhone4). I am also completely Mac-based, so the iPhone makes sense for me. I have an e-Key that plugs right into my phone, am able to use Kurio for on-to-go MLS access, etc. It works great for my email and syncs well with everything else.
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Donald Mituz…, Agent, Chappaqua, NY
Mon Apr 15, 2013
iPhone is great, BUT, it doesn't seem to always sync well with some email programs as well as other business related applications. Our company has close to 4,000 agents and the ones I've heard having setup problems have always been the iPhone users. Doesn't mean they can't do the job, just setup may be more difficult.

I'm trying to make the same decision as you. It would be the new Galaxy in a heartbeat except I'm not sure about the size. I'm going to have to go into my local Verizon shop and actually pick one up and get a feel for it. The iPhone is also a great unit and I'm one who wouldn't have a problem with the setup, I just think it's overpriced and the fact that you buy it with a certain amount of memory and that's it. You can't add a mini SD card if you need more memory. My biggest complaint about Apple products is they like to reel you in and than your stuck with them right down to the connector cable.

Let us know what you decide on.

Don
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Scott Hulen, , 64068
Mon Apr 15, 2013
At this point I don’t think it’s all about the phone you choose but the “system” you choose. What I mean by this is your 3 key electronic devices phone, laptop & mobile pad device. These items need to integrate well together & “talk” to each other. Apple has the best and most expensive product line with Samsung following close behind since they make & share many Apple components. Microsoft is out there but and they have one very good new tablet, but they are about a year behind in terms of flawless integration.
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Johnathan Ke…, Agent, Savannah, GA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
John I hear you on cool being the last thing You would want for business. I've used my iPhone for years. Just wanting to do some responsible research before I just get another one.
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John Souerbry, Agent, Fairfield, CA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
"Cool" is the last thing you want if you're using your phone for business. Look at the apps you want to run - the phone that runs those apps most efficiently will likely be your best choice. I chose the iPhone based on that.
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Tara Feick, Agent, Madison, WI
Sun Apr 14, 2013
I use the iPhone and I love it! I have used it for a while and enjoy being able to download a variety of apps, the camera, and it's easy to use. I'm not sure how it measures up to other phones, but I previously had a Blackberry and an LG android based phone and didn't like them. I decided to try the iPhone and it's been great, I have had no issues ever with my phone.
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