Will the new IPAD help my real estate business?

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Will the new IPAD help my real estate business?  After lugging my laptop around for years, I decided it was time to look into a tablet.  But, if you know me, I never just go out and spend money. I have to really think I need it and then I ask a lot of people for their opinion.  It drives some people close to me crazy sometimes, but to know me is to love me!  

So here are the ways that I thought it would be beneficial to me as a real estate agent :

1.  Blogs: here I am sitting on my couch and writing my first blog on it.  I look forward to being able to take it anywhere and sitting down and writing a blog wherever and whenever the moods strikes me!  

2.  Pictures:  this thing has an amazing camera!  I have already taken a couple of pictures and the quality is much better than on my camera!  And I don't have to load a memory stick, email it to myself or sync it . . .. It's all right here!  That is super convenient!

3.  Videos:  We all know that videos are fast becoming the best way to communicate with our clients.  I am extremely shy, so I have to work on this, but I am looking forward to shooting videos and then being able to send them out at just a few clicks of a button!

4.  Last, but probably most important is  NOT using so much paper!  I am personally astounded at how much paper there is in real estate!  So I am looking forward to doing more presentations on my new IPAD and looking

for more ways to cut down on the paper usage.

 

Having said all of that, let me just say that this is the first Apple product that I have owned.  That was very amusing to the salesman at the Apple store in Fashion Valley, where I bought it.  He, as my friend that was with me, thought it was hilarious a that I have been so reluctant to make the switch.  It is not that I don't like Apple, but I have always owned a PC and I am a pretty comfortable with them.  I have a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, I learned computers in a PC environment and am pretty comfortable in the PC world.  So when I decided to get a tablet I was nervous about the leap into Appledom.  

But I did it and I enjoyed getting to know it yesterday, now it's time to work.  As I sit here typing this out, I am not completely sold on the onscreen keyboard, but that may just take some getting used to.  But I didn't really get that I can't watch some videos. Apparently we should be Making our videos in HTML5, ok that's a whole other blog.

So .... Will the new IPAD help my real estate business?  I think so.

 

 

 

 

 

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Maggie, I had to come back and ask how, or why, you don't have an iPhone? What are you using? I couldn't imagine doing business without my iPhone, and now I'm gonna get the iPad. I've talked to a boatload of people and I can't wait!

April 24, 2012 04:59 PM
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I started an iPad group last year on AR and posted all my tips and day by day learning curve! It is my mainstay now! Laptop getting dusty and rusty!
April 24, 2012 06:17 PM
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Maggie Clemens
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Thank you all so much for sharing! I have learned so much from your comments, I have even had some of the old "Pros" in the office saying "Wow! I didn't know that, where did you learn that?". I am most impressed with the business app for Craigslist! I will never be able to look at Craigslist on my PC again! I think my Android phone is starting to get worried!
April 25, 2012 07:37 AM
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Diane Wheatley
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I can't believe I lasted this long before making this invaluable purchase for my career, client and my sanity.  Great post!

 

June 25, 2012 12:17 AM
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It can be a steep learning curve, but worth it!  Today I learned about PDF Expert, you will LOVE this one!!

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Author Bio: Maggie Clemens earned a bachelors degrees at National University in San Diego, CA. After retiring from 23 years in Automotive Sales she decided to persue her passion and began working as a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams in 2009.