The smart phone has made it easy to keep in touch with clients.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors

I just cannot imagine working as a realtor without my Blackberry.

I do not need to log into my computer to check my email. As sson as i receiev an email I get an alert message and I can check messages.

This helps me respond to web clients instantly. We receive leads from Re/ Max web site and if we do not respond within a certain time, the lead is given to someone else. We do not sit at our desk all day and are always on the road. I have missed leads in the past but have not missed any since I got my Blackberry.

I also use the texting feature. There are times when clients or coop agents  can not talk but can text a reply even if they are at meetings.

There are other applications we can use but the ones I use most often are email and text features and ofcourse use it to call people.

I have also used the camera feature and video feature on occasion .

I never leave home without my Blackberry and have returned home when I forgot to take it with me . I recently purchased a car charger for the Blackberry.

 

 

 

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

HI Gita.... how did we survive without them.... I do facetime with my young grandchildren....

June 11, 2012 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,075,494
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
LandlordWhisperer
Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

Gita * I am still using my OLD Palm desktop contact software.  I have categories for owners, business and tenants.  I can export them to my Google Contacts and sync with my EVO android smart phone and tablet - I only have to enter the information 1X and they are ALWAYS in the cloud.  I also have my lockboxes serial #s and shackle codes as a category....

June 11, 2012 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,438,778
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

Gita. Its' so amazing how far technology has advanced and where it can possibly take us in the future...

June 11, 2012 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,855
Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

Barbara, I cannot imagine a day without it.

Wallace, I need to categorize my lockboxes.

Larry and Sheila, I cannot imagine the changes in next ten years.

June 11, 2012 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,338,967
Anita Clark
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055

Gita: I can't imagine trying to do my business today without my trusty smartphone by my side.  Good contest entry.

June 11, 2012 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,329,929
Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

Gita, I hear ya!  I am loyal bb user too and can't imagine working without it!  No comparison on emails for sure!

June 11, 2012 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,855
Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

Anita, It is the one tool that most people cannot do without.

Kristin, I agree. I do not have to log into my desktop or laptop any more for email.

June 11, 2012 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,881,207
Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

Excellent post.

Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

June 11, 2012 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,460
Scott Godzyk
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
Godzyk Real Estate Services

Gita I agree fully. When Blackberry had issues i switched to an Iphone and now have even more tools to make it my mobile office no matter where i am

June 11, 2012 07:32 AM
Ambassador
1,529,256
Gary Woltal
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Keller Williams Realty

Texting, email, web, apps, all stuff on the SmartPhone. An iPad, larger screen with WiFi or 4G. Many tools Gita. RIM and Blackberry market share keeps declining over Android and iPhone.

June 11, 2012 08:18 AM
Rainmaker
305,803
William True
Sarasota Real Estate
True Sarasota Real Estate

Good afternoon, Gita --- so true! Technology offers so many tools nowadays that it's a wonder we ever worked without them! Wishing you a great day in real estate!

June 11, 2012 01:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,840,855
Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

Roy, Thanks for the picture.

Scott, I will buy an iPhone next time my contract expires.

Gary, I am used to my BB . May consider an iPhone.

William, Have a great day.

June 11, 2012 04:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,370,215
Joan Cox
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373

Gita, what did we do before these Smart Phones?     I could not do business without mine!   I have an Android, and love it!

June 11, 2012 05:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,840,855
Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

Joan, I agree we cannot be efficient if we do not have a smart phone.

June 12, 2012 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
552,503
Scott Fogleman
Witt-Fogleman, Inc. - Bedford, Lynchburg, and Roan
Witt-Fogleman Team 434-941-8847

Gita- i liked my blackberry, It worked great for me for a long time. Recently we have switched to driods, they are a little different than the blackberry, but it does everything and more.....

June 12, 2012 03:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,855
Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

Scott, All agents need some type of smart phone.

June 13, 2012 03:53 AM
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