Active Rain January 11, 2010

Droid is Impressive

Wow.  All I can say is that the new Droid is going to make me money. My office is now at my fingertips. I can check my email far more easily, access the MLS, check Google maps, use Google documents, and surf the web effortlessly on this thing from anywhere at any time. Typically, my days are spent calling Ann from the field, having her check my calender, pull listings, read messages to me, and other things just to get my job done. It works for me but interrupts her day a dozen times, taking her away from important things on her end.

Today, we barely talked. I could do it all myself. A client wanted to know how far the train station was- we knew in 30 seconds from the Google Map application. I needed to reach a listing agent, and instead of calling home I looked the guy up on Active Rain. 

For me, this is a game changer. My right hand admin just had a bunch of distractions taken off her plate so she can focus on more productive things, and I can literally blog or check the company intranet at a diner over coffee. This means that people can get a response from me in real time instead of having Ann tell them I’ll get back to them when I return. 

Technology is pretty amazing when you can make money in the supermarket checkout line.