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Tablets Poised To Take Homebuying Process To New Levels

Like virtually everyone else on the planet, I’ve finally succumbed to tablet-mania and become an owner … of an iPad. I coupled it with a totally cool Zagg Folio leather case/keyboard combo. Although it’s an incredibly useful tool in so many ways, I’m particularly excited about how it can totally transform the home buying process.

Picture the following:

Not knowing where to start in the search for a great local Realtor, a potential homebuyer from Fremont, California grabs their iPad during their lunch break and loads the Google app. They type in “find a realtor in Fremont, CA” and, at the top of the list, they see “Find Local Realtors® – Research & Compare Realtors Online.” A tap on the link takes them to’s homepage where they can enter their criteria and then search for a top-notch area Realtor – anonymously. As proposals start to come in from Fremont Realtors, they select a few profiles they like, click through to email the agents and ask for interviews with their top three choices. A quick tap on their Starbucks app allows them to share the address of their favorite location with the Realtors and appointments are quickly set up.

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Posted by: Carl Medford on February 13th, 2012 under Technology


My iPad Excuse

This is my first blog post as a contributor on the Home Gain Blog. I appreciate the opportunity
to join the ranks of some of top-notch writers in the real estate industry.

I will admit it… I’m an Apple junkie. I drink the kool-aid and I drink it often. I’m one of those guys that clear my calendar for all the apple press events. I get excited every time I see my friend Steve Jobs walk out on stage with his black t-shirt and jeans.

When Apple announced the iPad I knew it was going revolutionize the tablet market. Of course I had it on pre-order and I rushed home from showing houses that Saturday afternoon to find it sitting nicely on my front porch (thanks FedEx). Of course, sitting on the couch playing with iPad was fun, but I wanted to get out and show it off! So, I whipped it out at my local Starbucks that week. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been interrupted as people stop to ask me “What is that?”, “Is that the new iPad?”, or “How are you liking that iPad?” This one tech gadget is a people magnet! Continue reading this post


Posted by: Ryan Crozier on December 1st, 2010 under HomeGain


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