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Laurie Phill…, Real Estate Pro in Andover, MA

Aside from a blackberry and laptop, what is the single most useful electronic gadget that you as a realtor, wouldn't do without?

Asked by Laurie Phillips, Andover, MA Sat Mar 19, 2011

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My electronic coffee-maker......so that I can make coffee and stay awake using all my other electronic gadgets.
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 19, 2011
I would have to say a car. I'm surprised nobody said that one yet! Unless the listing is walking distance any successful realtor can't do without their trusty car. Although, I have heard of realtors that don't drive and expect their customers to ferry them around, but I find that to be pretty tacky.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 12, 2014
Keurig and GPS. Gps takes you the wrong way half the time.

When will they invent glasses that will show sellers how buyers really see their house !!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
Hello Laurie,
That's an easy answer: my electronic keypad of course! A very valuable device to open electronic keyboxes to obtain entry into properties. The second item would be my Tom Tom for ease of navigation around the streets in towns I'm not as familiar with.

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 19, 2011
My ipad - bringing up listing details on the fly and keeping lists of properties to prevent carrying reams of paper around on showings/caravans.

You can also use it as an open house register: http://openhomepro.com/
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 13, 2014
Phone charger.

One simply won't do.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 13, 2014
Hi Laurie, I can't live without my Apple products: iPhone, iPad and iMac. I use the iPhone for everything including scanning offers to PDFs for immediate emailing (FastScanner Pro app just $2.99). The iPad is useful and impresses clients :) I use it an open houses to play a visual tour and/or to have people sign in. Shari
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 12, 2014
Sorry but Blackberry's are old tech. Nothing like a smart phone from Apple or Droid.
I am just learning to use an Ipad to load info via Drop box. check it out...

I like my gps to find properties, but nothing beats doing a little home work and finding the address on a map or even driving by first. my GPS ocassinally takes a nap and leads me down a dead end road.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 19, 2012
I completely agree. I got rid of my Blackberry and bought a Samsung Galaxy 3 a few years ago and couldn't believe how primitive a Blackberry is in comparison.
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GPS, of course. Using it is kinda like putting the car on auto pilot and allows me to engage with the Buyers in my car more easily.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 19, 2012
My GPS for sure! I also have the Garmin one on my iPhone, a huge help.

Siri is also fabulous, given the amount of communicating I do from the car.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 18, 2012
My iphone is definitely! I use it to get to places, check my email, go and trulia and call clients (of course). Without it, I don't know what I would do!

Amy Liu
East Coast Realtors, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 18, 2012
My IPHONE definitely...I use it as a GPS when needed, check MLS listings for clients on the go, easily respond to important emails, manage my advertising, handle PDF documents. Life as a real estate agent would be very different without it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 18, 2012
First of all I can't live without my IPhone :-) and next in line is definitely my GPS followed not far behind by my camera.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 20, 2012
my ipad. It allows me to show both buyers and sellers the pictures/videos pertaining to a specific property even when I'm away from my computer.
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My Blackberry Torch it has a GPS wish it made coffee.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
Built in GPS on my car -- or if riding with someone else, Google Maps application on my Droid X

Wireless card to plug into a computer if not in an area where I can access free wifi

Digital camera with wide-angle lens capability
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
my HTC 4g phone. 8 megapixles camera, internet anywhere, gps, never go anywhere withour using all it has to offer
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Christine,

If your GPS is taking you in the wrong direction, you might want to update your service. I have heard of that happening. Usually an updated map application will solve that issue.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
I hated my Blackberry. Had to get it for purposes of being able to interact with one of our company programs. When the Blackberry started to go, I was so happy to be able to justify a new purchase. I bought an I-Phone and I love it. Everything is bigger and easier to read and use. Lots of apps and so on. Easy to text and so on.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
Phil had a great day posting yesterday! At least two thumbs up!

My Blackberry will not be getting renewed, as I have seen the future and it is the Windows Phone. But I don't use a laptop for much, and I could get along just fine with just a phone, keypad, computer, and printer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
For me - my Tom Tom. I am horrible at directions so this gadget was a life saver. I have never had a blackberry. But I do love my Android!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
Hi Laurie,
I was a Blackberry aficionado myself for years until I switched last year to the Droid OS. This was one of the best change I ever made from an OS/technology perspective.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
Gotta Love the mornin' grind (Coffee!) from the Bunn or the afternoon single from my new Keurig!

But, my "Must have device" is my Blue tooth ear piece! For Safety and convenience, I Love it!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
As I have my morning coffee from my electronic coffer pot(Thanks Phil) I still vote for the GPS. I can cover a wide range of up to 75+ miles at times. Have it in my car and my phone(by the way I sometimes know more shortcuts than the GPS system)!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
GPS! Just got it less than a year ago. Why didn't I get this years ago?
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 19, 2011
My Garmin GPS! I program all my locations for easy directions. It also tells me what time we will arrive, which helps me even if I know where I am going, how long it will take me to get there. I also use the trip function to keep track of my mileage.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 19, 2011
My ipad, great for showing homes and pulling information on the run.
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My earpiece! It's the best thing for convenience and staying in touch, while working at other tasks.
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Laser measuring device. Computes room dimensions and even exterior measurements in a second.
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I agree with this one! I use it all the time and it's easy!
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