Kari's Corner September 28, 2011

What Did I Do Before My iPad?

Over the past several months I have been busy updating many of the technologies I use as a Saskatoon real estate agent. The goal of this is to not only gain efficiencies for myself but also provide a better experience for my clients. Technology is a vital component of how I operate as a Saskatoon REALTOR®. Whether it is how I keep myself organized, how I market Saskatoon homes for sale, help my clients find the perfect Saskatoon home, or how I ensure I provide my clients a competitive advantage, it has been a big part of my success.

One of the biggest upgrades for me has been my purchase of an iPad 2. I have already found my iPad to be a valuable tool for both my clients and myself. Recently while out with relocation buyers in Saskatoon we managed to view 20 houses for sale in Saskatoon and the surrounding area in one day thanks to my trusty iPad. Based on feedback from my clients I had booked several appointments the day previously but as we viewed some of the homes my clients decided they wanted to look at other options. Normally we would have had to head back to the office and bring up new listings but with the help of my iPad we were able to do this while driving. This saved us at least one day in the Saskatoon home search process and enabled me to help them purchase a home in Warman the next day.

The feedback I received from my clients was excellent. They were able to easily view and eliminate potential showings all from the comfort of my vehicle. Having my iPad with me during showings also allowed me to do history searches on the house we were viewing and to show my clients what I am looking at. My clients even commented they had fun while playing on the iPad as well.

When I first decided to purchase a tablet I did quite a bit of research as there are a lot of makes and models out there. After a lot of research I determined the Apple iPad was the best fit for my needs. I had contemplated waiting to purchase my iPad 2 as the iPad 3 is due to released sometime in early 2012. I am so glad that I went ahead and purchase an iPad 2 now opposed to waiting as it has already paid for itself.  As a Saskatoon real estate agent I can without a doubt say that my experience with the iPad has been nothing but positive.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Fusion