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Mortgage Calculators: Qualify Leads and Save Time
This post comes to us from WebsiteBox: What makes a great agent website? An integrated IDX, buyer/seller specific content, great images and gadgets. All of these features need to be presented in a well designed layout to create a real estate agent website that stands out from the competition. One of the most important gadgets to have on an agent website is a mortgage calculator. This handy gadget can help you qualify leads by ensuring that buyers who inquire regarding specific listings can actually afford them. It also helps you save time by providing buyers with a quick, easy to use tool that lets them know about their financing options for the properties they are interested in. The gadget also helps protect maintain the client's privacy, since they can enter their personal financial information into the gadget right away without having to reveal the details to you. There are 10 types of mortgage calculators that you want to add on your website: 1) Do You Qualify? - This allows potential buyers to find out if they would be able to qualify for a mortgage based on the price of the property, their income and monthly expenses. This is a great tool to help real estate agents qualify leads right away and ensure that potential buyers can actually afford the listing that they are looking at.
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iPhone 5 Hails and Fails for Real Estate Professionals
The countdown is over and the iPhone 5 has surfaced. Have you made the purchase? Or are you thinking about it? Apple sold over five million of these amazing pieces of machinery in just three days! Woah! Did you know that analysts were expecting between $6 – 10 million in sales? The iPhone 5 is a major hardware upgrade, while the 4S was only a software upgrade. Not to mention--it looks pretty snazzy. The 5 is slimmer and taller with a bigger screen for better viewing. Get ready, it's the first iPhone to be compatible with 4G, so it's much faster, too! With all the hype, there are some negatives that real estate agents should be aware of. Homes.com asked around and did some research, including input from our friends at Inman News, and have compiled a list of "iPhone 5 Hails and Fails." HAILS Faster: Thanks to "Long-Term Evolution" (LTE) network speed and the quickness of in-phone functionality. This has prompted agents to cut down on iPad use. The larger screen requires users to zoom in less than on the iPhone 4S, which is really convenient for agents to review and prepare contracts.
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One Way an iPad Won't Replace a Newspaper...
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Three iPad Contenders: WePad, Moby and HP Slate
After reading about drawback features of Mac's iPad, such as lack of Flash Animation and multitasking capabilities, real estate professionals who are excited to utilize a tablet for business purposes, should know about three new tablet contenders coming out soon. 1) WePad by Neofonie—due end of March 2010; 2) The Moby by Marvell—due the end of 2010; 3) HP's Slate PC—due sometime in the summer of 2010. Continue reading to learn more about the features and specs of each of these tablets.
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10 Reasons You Should Stay Away from the iPad
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Palm May Face Obsolescence
WAV Group has been following the story of Palm, Inc., the makers of the most popular handset among real estate professionals. Palm raised private equity last year from a group led by U2 singer Bono in an effort to launch their competitor to the iPhone, Google Android, and the popular Blackberry devices that have taken significant market share away from the smartphone handset pioneer. If you are considering a mobile phone today and a new two year contract, choosing a Palm may be a mistake.
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9 Favorite iPhone Social Media Apps
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