I’m not a tech geek… But, I was driving a client to see prospective properties and he was pulling up information on his iPad about the available properties. As a Broker, its not good when your client has more information than you!
So, I bought an iPad. Wow, an iPad is great for searching properties! Loopnet has a great app for commercial properties and Ziprealty and other MLS companies have apps for single family homes. The apps allow me to drive around areas I recommend my investors to buy apartment buildings. The map shows my current location and properties for sale & recent sales in the surrounding area.
I love when I’m driving an area with a client and they say… What if I was willing to pay more? Or, I only want 1960s or newer construction. I can immediately change my search parameters on the fly.
The iPad is a great tool for Brokers and investors.