the iPad for Real Estate – Best Apps for Business and Realtors

Over at my other blog I’ve written a review of Apple’s new iPad, and how Real Estate agents are using it.

The iPad and Real Estate: What you need to know

We look at the best iPad apps for Realtors, whether or not every Realtor should buy an iPad, and overall, what I think about it.

A sample:

I want to give you my perspective, show you what iPad apps I use most often, and tell you whether or not I think a real estate agent should buy one.

Daily use

Sure, the iPad is great for consuming content like video (youtube and other html5 enabled video sites, as well as movies you  transfer from your computer), music, podcasts, magazine, books and websites.  Everyone knows that.

What I want to know is whether or not it is useful for a real estate agent running around dealing with clients?  For me, it sure is.

A quick example:

A few days ago, I was out with a client looking at a development opportunity in Kitchener. Normally, I would have printed out the listing, historical data on the property, information about the tax assessment and lot boundaries from the province of Ontario’s online system, zoning by-laws, my notes etc.  However now, post-iPad, I’m able to save everything as PDFs and view them all effortlessly on the iPad. (note: I said useful, not fiscally sound!)

What apps am I using?

Are you using an iPad in for real estate?

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3 responses to “the iPad for Real Estate – Best Apps for Business and Realtors

  1. Hi Benjamin,
    Have been looking at your commemts about the i pad and it’s use for realtors.
    I am a RE/MAX agent in the Hamilton Burlington Board.
    Would love to ask you a few questions
    First i pad doesn’t support mlxchange, think we can get around that by running parallels on a Mac destop and accessing the board that way. I hear that we will be changing our provider in the 3rd quarter of this year so that might help.
    How do you access the board with the i pad?

    My photographer that does my virtual tours tells me that the i pad doesn’t support Flash or Java. Is this true? How have you got around this?

    Also my Board tells me that the i pad isn’t pdf friendly. Can load things onto it but could not write an offer. Your thoughts.
    I know the ipad doesn’t replace a laptop but if it doesn’t help with me with certain aspects of my business, then I don’t need another”toy” – smile.
    Would greatly appreciate your thoughts and any experience you may have had with the i pad.

    Thanking you in advance for your time

    Have a great day!

    Karen Lilja
    RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

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