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?

Related posts:

  1. Got an iPad? Grab the Uzu app now (free today!) Coolest iPad App Following up on The iPad and Real…
  2. Gary Vaynerchuk talks about Social Media & Business Last week I had the opportunity to talk to Gary…
  3. A Guide to Social Media and Blogging for Realtors (& Entrepreneurs) I just did a private coaching class for a local…
  4. Podcast Interviews with best selling authors Gary Vaynerchuk and Bob Burg Check out these two interviews I did with Gary Vaynerchuk…
  5. How to Use Blogging and Social Media To Grow Your Business Last month I shared a private coaching session I gave…
  6. What I learnt (and who I met) at REBarCampTO I just got back from REBarCamp Toronto (, the first…
  7. Real Estate Investment Tip: Raising Rent on Rental Units in Ontario Real Estate Investors in Ontario know there is a cap…

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.

  2. Thank you for some other informative blog. The place else may just I get
    that kind of information written in such an ideal approach?
    I have a challenge that I am just now running on, and I have been at the look
    out for such information.

  3. What’s Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It positively useful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to give a contribution & assist other customers like its aided me. Good job.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s