The iPad2 is a great tool to have and there are many real estate related apps out there to help you be more successful. Such as:WordPress,Docusign,Realtor.com,etc...
Part of being successful is having the right tools. (After all, a five-star chef doesnâ€™t stir his pots with splintered wooden spoons.) And because real estate agents are always on the go, having the right mobile technology is key. While there are, clearly, a huge number of really cool mobile technologies, I think that two are really must-haves: the iPad and the Smartphone.
The other day I went on a â€œride-alongâ€ with one of our new real estate agent clients to get a sense of how he interacted with his buyers and sellers, where his expertise was, how we could brand him in the crowded marketplace. We met at the local Starbucks, where he was on his iPad making a few updates to his contact database. He then pulled up the Map app to find directions for where we were meeting the first prospect of the day.
After that first prospect meeting, the agent had a listing presentation. He had a nicely packaged book of materials to leave behind, but conducted the bulk of the presentation on his iPad, showing an example of the micro-website he could create for the sellersâ€™ home and walking them through their market snapshot.
Clearly, the iPad was a big advantage for this agent, allowing him to do everything he would have done on his laptop, but in a much more compact, quick to power-up, user-friendly package.
Christene Honomichl, Marketing Specialist