The new Houston Apple Store in Highland Village opened today to great fanfare as usual! Always exciting to me. This opening was accompanied by the launch of the New iPad and that has special meaning. Why? Because I am in real estate technology and I believe this is the single most important device that will be a game changer to the real estate industry. If you are one of those agents who takes CRAPPY pictures of your listings…BEWARE…the New iPad is here, and it is NOT your friend! Your low res, unprofessional pictures will look worse than ever!
Go out, make the investment in an introductory DSLR, learn to use it by taking an introduction to digital photography class at Rice (Andrew Adams teaches great digital photography classes), buy the New iPad, and show off your pictures! Or at the very least, hire a professional photographer to take your listing photos.
Every agent should be scrambling to get one in their hands and learn every way they can use it to be a better agent. This includes listing appointments, field management, pictures, search, blog, the list is long.
I checked the New iPad out yesterday and I was impressed. It is snappy fast, the new retina display is AWSOME, and if you get to use 4G…all I can say is NIIICE!
Jeff Burke | NuHabitat