How 37 Real Estate Agents Answered: Why Do You Love Tech?

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Below are 37 real estate agents answers to the simple question: Why do you love tech? Many expressed that they love the freedom and simplicity it brings along with a streamlined the process for their clients. With a our community in Facebook at over 5,600 agents and by me presenting nationally in front of thousands more, I get a chance to engage with successful tech agents daily. I also realize that all Realtors are not tech savvy so I felt it would be a good idea to share these quick Twitteresque explanations of why Realtors should and do love technology and social media! Thanks to all of you that contributed and as always be sure to leave a comment or any questions below or on the fan page! Robert C Stern: "Loves how technology has helped in our business. How to maintain communication with clients and how to educate them on Real Estate." Victoria Trees: "I both love and hate technology! Sometimes it makes life so much simpler, but sometimes when it doesn't work, it can really mess up my day." Dave Kube:"A fan of technology since the early 90's and my first Mac computer. Started using the internet along with google in 2004. Best source of new business by far!! Have used Top Producer for ever and recently started a fan page Tech Savvy Canuck Realtor to learn and to share with fellow realtors" Gloria Young Helmstetter: "I love technology. It simply helps make my job easier. Always able to keep up with e-mails and my calendar anytime, anywhere." Gloria Young Helmstetter Mac Mcfarland: "I love technology because it allows me to work anywhere at anytime. Giving me the ability, using the connection that works best for them, to serve clients based on THEIR communication likes." Tina Baril: "I depend on my technology devices because my real estate office is mobile. I rarely have to tell a client "I'll send it to you when I return to my office.." With the use of MobileMe, my iPhone, MacBook and my website I can respond to requests right away and assist clients from anywhere, anytime." Ray Wells and May Gonzalez: "We love Tech because I believe in being as up to date as one can be, for the benefit of our clients. 22 years ago when I started... No fax mechine, Top Producer for dos & the beloved MLS books, I too feel I have been there with the dinosaurs! I LOVE any technology that can make my life easier and frankly FUN!"
Lorri-Anne Driscoll: "In the jungle, the mighty jungle The lion sleeps tonight! Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh Wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh Wemoweh, wemoweh, wemoweh,wemoweh Near the village, the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight! Hush my darling, don't fear my darling The lion sleeps tonight! And while the lion sleeps...I'm (Lor...ri-Anne) learning all the newest technology for our team of 3 in "The Great State! Couldn't get that song out of my mind today. I hope you'll "LIKE" us at http://www.facebook.com/stevesellsmaineteam Thanks TS for all your hard work!" Janice Weathington: "I love technology because I can conduct business any time of the day and any where in the world. It's also very exciting to learn something new every single day with technology." Chad Pederson: "As a small broker working across the Twin Cities, I love technology and greatly rely on my hosted MS Exchange service, Asterisk VOIP phone system, iPhones for mobile access, MacBook Pro (running VM Ware with Windows XP Pro for Windows required sites), and Obeo for virtual tours/photography/dedicated home websites. I w...ouldn't be able to run my small business so efficiently without all the outstanding tools we have available to us." Sharon Fetterman: "I love technology because with tech I am able to work anywhere at anytime. And just love tech gadgets!" Eric Slifkin: "I had 20 years in IT (sales) before becoming a Realtor. I love leveraging technology to manage both marketing and back office operations."
Nikki Beauchamp: "I love being able to integrate my love of technology (having had a prior career in the industry) and efficiency via technology with my real estate business. Integrating the "new" with the old and continuing to innovate to best serve my clients and connect with new friends and stay in touch with old friends.Love TSA and ...finding other tech savvy agents to discuss and brainstorm with !"
Gwen Wang: "I love tech because it allows me to better serve my clients efficiently. It is essential in today's fast moving world and I can share the latest news in seconds! I also love new ways of doing things and innovation always excite me!"
Marian Booth Green: "I love tech because it keeps my mind working, it's convenient and I can reach out and touch/talk to friends old and new around the world anytime."
Marian Booth Green
Michael Simpson: "I love tech because it helps to keep all the synapses firing off. But I still am trying to find the "any" key."
Michael Simpson
Sheena Martin: "I love tech because 1) it's fascinating, and 2) it allows you to work from anywhere and reach out to more people. It also gives me more convenience in my business as a buyer's agent."
Wendie Buttars: "Since I started back in the day of the dinosaur MLS books, I LOVE any technology that can make my life easier in much less time!"
Warren McNeil: "I love tech because it has providing me with a career for over 15 years. I have a background in IT and I have been able to leverage my tech skills in my real estate business. I utilize technology in every possible way. Websites, social networking, mobile and any other way I can think of."
Michael Walker: "I've had a smart phone for 5 years -- only recently (BB Tour) activated the data plan and I'm not sure how I lasted without it? It saves me so much time and allows me to be present with my family when I walk through the door because I've handled everything I needed to throughout the day vs. hitting the computer and sp...ending an hour or more "dealing" with issues etc. Not sure how agents did it in the old days ... but I love the new age!"
Cindy Minnema: "I'm able to work, email, look up info anywhere. I'm out on appointments a lot so I don't miss that important email."
Cindy Minnema
Karissa Ignasiak: "Being Tech savvy is essential in todays real estate world. We are a country of instant gratification and if you can't get the answers or contact someone fast....you maybe replace by a fellow Realtor who can."
Scott Harris: "Being a tech savvy geezer – oops – commercial agent allows me to work from anywhere, anytime and keep my clients, seller, lenders, and any and all other stakeholders up to date and well informed. As a commercial Realtor licensed in multiple states, a good working knowledge of technology is essential, and I couldn’t do... my job without it. As we all know, real estate is a relationship business and clients are like family. I treat them with trust, integrity and the loyalty they deserve. To be successful I must produce the results my clients want. Their priorities become my priorities, and their goals become my goals. Technology allows me to stay in touch, whether I’m here in SoCal or in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta or maybe even Halifax. I can always be reached and always responsive. And yes, even at a car show."
Andrew Mckay: "I can tell myself I'm working whilst laying in bed with my lap top:)" Hector G. Diaz: "I love tech because there is always something new to learn and implement!"
Mary Schroeder Johnson: "Being a tech savvy real estate agent may seem like a hard skill but it adds such seamless service and quality to the end product that it actually is perceived like a soft skill, i.e. a Realtor who delivers your property beautifully to the best swimmers in the buyers' pool looks like he truly listens and cares (which he... does!). We are so excited about the services we offer clients in Wasaga Beach, Ontario; by helping them put all the pieces together, clients can enjoy a truly moving experience!"
Troi Paris Kaz: "Technology has made a huge difference in the way I do business at DeBordieu, the private, oceanfront, golf community just south of Pawleys Isalnd, SC, where I work onsite. Customer service is paramount when selling luxury real estate, and most of today's buyers require detailed information fast and efficiently, 24/7. I... love connecting with clients via email, social networking, and my blog."
John Villaescusa: "Technology is a Huge factor for our business. I currently generate 300-400 leads a month just off the internet so here at my office I highly promote technology and have 4 trainings every month for it because it is such a big factor in todays marketing."
Brian C Smith: "If used right, Technology is what smooths out the kinks in life; leaving time to actually live! It allows us to Connect with others seamlessly, saves Time & Money, and brings information to our fingertips. You can find & tour a home, write & negotiate the contract, and even submit earnest money... from the other side o...f the world, all within hours due to technology. No paper, no hassle. It is a major part of by business to say the least."
Mildred Tassone: "We just did a great relocation with the customer in Switzerland, the agents here on Long Island, NY and the landlord traveling in China. We used our IDX Wolfnet... Solution, Skype, Google Phone, email, Blackberries and video uploads to YouTube. We worked out details with everyone all online and met the day we signed the paperwork. I love it when it works!"
Joanne Dean Crum: "I love all the inovative options that are available through technology that add value to my business. In todays world, you have to stay on top of thngs to thrive."
John Cameron: "I'm negotiating a home sale via text message and IM right now. From Maui! I embrace technology."
Tim Terpening: "I love the convenience that technology affords. Wherever you are information and entertainment are available right there, right then. I love technology that is user-friendly, that offers a clean design, and that integrates, cooperates, or consolidates seamlessly to make my life easier."
Thomas Druck: "I love technology because of the freedom it provides. It's incredible that you can work with anybody in the world at any given time from anywhere and sometimes even have a machine do the work for you. I also happen to think that a lot of tech stuff is just plain fun..."
Mary Winnett Giroux: "Technology is a MUST in my business!"
Peter Clarke: "Growing up and living in many years in Ottawa (Silicon Valley North) you couldn't help but work in the technology field. Before real est...ate I was certified in network admin and built web sites for a living. Why do we LOVE technology? We rarely spend money on print ads and 90% of our business come from our websites - which costs us a fraction of what our competitors spend. ;)"
Michelle Poccia: "Technology speeds up many processes and saves money too. I remember thermal paper fax machines and watching web pages appear line by line... We are so fortunate to have all the techy tools that we use!"
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