Don't Let Mobile Pass You By

February 25, 2010

Source: Inman News, Bernice Ross

Given that today's mobile devices are equipped with cameras, video, bar code technologies, GPS, and other capabilities, real estate practitioners would be wise to ensure that their Web sites can be viewed on smartphones and other handheld devices. This means they should reduce the number of images and eliminate flash applications from their home pages to speed up download time.

Agents also should consider cloud computing, which provides online access to software applications and allows data to be stored on remote servers.

Another technology that could prove useful to agents is the tablet computer, which would allow them to download and send forms. Moreover, tablet computers enable clients to sign their names once, then insert their signatures into the proper places, and they provide a digital "paper trail" that indicates when the documents were sent and the time at which they were opened.

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