Why Every Realtor Needs a Tablet Device

by 01 Apr 2013

The iPad and other tablet devices appear to be designed especially for salespeople.  These days, being a successful Realtor requires more than just a smart phone and a nice SUV. Having a tablet to take on property showings with prospective buyers is essential for successful Realtors in the current market.  Here are a few reasons why:

  • While driving around viewing properties, prospective buyers can look at photos of property comparables that have either sold or are currently active. This saves a Realtor time to not have to show all of the comparables in person. The tablet puts virtual tours of the comparables right at the fingertips of potential buyers.
  • For the buyers that want it ALL but only have a small budget, showing them tours of comparable properties in their price range on a tablet device can also be a huge time saver. A tablet is a window into different tiers of homes in a short amount of time. For example, this is what your budget will get you versus spending $100K more, this is what you will get.
  • If a Realtor drives by a new listing while showing a prospective buyer a home, a tablet will allow one to pull up the subject property quickly to view photos and listing information. Using applications for iPad such as ‘HomeSnap,’ also allows prospective buyers to get a 365 degree view of the neighborhoods they are shopping in.

If you’re a Realtor  consider stepping up your game with a tablet device. A tablet is an invaluable sales tool and can certainly save you time and gas money with prospective buyers!


Corey Curwick Dutton, MBA. Real Estate Lender for Private Money Utah.  Corey Ann Curwick is a private money consultant for , a real estate lender based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Corey is from Austin, Texas and is an MBA Graduate of the prestigious Thunderbird School of International Management. An authority in the private money lending industry, Corey provides educational resources for investors who use hard money loans in their real estate investing activities. Before she joined Private Money Utah, Corey was the President of an investment education company in Utah called Bray-Conn Investments LLC. In this role, Corey organized classes, which taught investors how to invest in five asset classes.  In her free time, Corey enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking in the beautiful Utah outdoors.


  • by Erin Erickson | 4/1/2013 5:05:55 PM

    So True! I finally bit the bullet and purchased an IPad and it couldn't have been more timely done. The following day, my real estate clients changed the parameters of the type and price of properties they were interested in. With the IPad, I was able to quickly create a new Buyer's Tour in my Hawaii MLS system, which they could review as we drove between property showings.
    An agent must embrace technology to keep up with the demands of the new wave of real estate investors. The most efficient agents will be the most successful agents.

  • by Doug Bullis | 4/2/2013 5:18:42 PM

    I use my iPad all the time and wonder how I functioned before I bought it! I'm not to keen on the idea of letting my buyer's use my iPad while driving (think motion sickness), but having information at your fingertips and being able to sign on the fly is invaluable. I have a lot of different apps on my iPad and being able to show clients fun things that these real estate-related apps can do makes me stand out and that's where I feel a step ahead of my agent competitors.

  • by Romeo | 4/3/2013 9:17:54 AM

    Definitely true! The benefit of using a tablet device is very handy than bringing a laptop/notebook with you for presentation. You can succeed more and get the deal done if your client is impressed on how you present a property to them in a short period of time as much as possible because not all buyers are able to allow time to look for a new property.


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