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I Have A New Love!

I am loading up a NEW iPAD as I read this so I got a kick out of seeing what someone else sees as their favorite iPAD tips. I like the auction mention below and and also the cart usage for listings. Great Post!

It's true, I have a new love in my life... my iPad! It's my favorite new business tool and it's so much better than I had imagined. I know that many people believe it's just another expensive toy, something to watch videos on or play games with but it's so much more and has quickly become a indispensable part of my business.

My dearest iPad, "how do I Scottsdale Realtor's iPadlove thee, let me count the ways":

It's a great platform for email, much better than my cell phone. The screen is large and I don't have to break out my reading glasses to read documents or view images.

The Notepad feature is great for classes and client meetings.

I plan to put my listing presentation on my iPad and with composite video and stereo inputs I have the option of making my presentation on their large screen TV.

Before I meet with buyers, to show homes, I can throw them all of the listings into my MLS listing cart and I don't have to print everything out.

When I'm out and about showing homes we always seem to find properties that didn't make their wish list. When a client shows an interest in a home that didn't make the list I can pull out my iPad out and show my clients the listing photos and also pull up comps, if they like what they see we can schedule a showing.

Although I've not used this feature, so far, I can video conference on Face Time and do a real time walk through of a property for an out of state client.

When it's time to get down to business I can write contracts and get a wet signature on the screen.

I've already used it to participate in a property auction while I was in a client meeting away from the office, but that's another post.

And just in case I forget my camera my iPad captures very high quality still images, (5 megapixels through a very good lens system), and 1080i high def video. And when I do bring my DSLR along, (with an iPad Camera Connection Kit), I can import photos and videos from my digital camera on site and review what I just shot.

Did I mention my iPad accepts USB direct connect or Secure Digital Cards and supports Jpeg, RAW, High Def Video and MPEG-4. Woohoo!

I continue to find more and more uses and am looking forward to incorporating more business applications to streamline my work-flow.

And yes... you can entertain yourself with music, videos and games while you're waiting on your client to arrive.

-My apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. iPad by Aeternitas - Flickr Creative Commons


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Comment balloon 6 commentsCheryl Ritchie • May 21 2012 04:10PM


Cheryl,  An iPad is on my list of toys tools to purchase. I expect there will be learning curve, which takes time I am not presently willing to dedicate to learning.  I bought my son an iPad, of course he loves it.  He is an Apple guy through and through.  He would not use a PC if he was given one.  Congratulations on your new business tool!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 8 years ago

Looks like Nancy or yourself would be a perfect person to give us a class on all of the cool ways we can use an iPad :)!  I have the older version and honestly, I haven't done much with it.  

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) almost 8 years ago

Thanks for the re-blog. Another member in love with their iPad!


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 8 years ago

I really need to look into using one in my business.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) almost 8 years ago

I mostly use mine for the email. Sooo much better than trying to work with the little screen.

Posted by Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent (Realtor) almost 8 years ago

ok ok... my excitement is getting out of control!!! I want to know it all.  Gonna add Nancy to my bookmark list and believe me for the money I paid for this (toy) tool I am going to try to make it earn x100 plus !

Posted by Rosemary Brooks, The Mother & Daughter Realty Team (BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706) over 7 years ago