Technology can make your life easier across the board. As a real estate professional you should have a bag of tools that ensure clients can reach you whenever they need. Gadgetry has gotten very sophisticated. If you consider yourself a real estate agent that is ahead of the game, you need to have these in your locker.
DJI Phantom 2 V2 + GoPro HERO 4 Black ($399)
The DJI Phantom 2 V2 is now even better and will allow you to take sublime aerial shots of your properties. The quadrocopter is worth trying out and is very simple to use. The Wi-Fi reaches a distance of over 300 meters and that can be extended with a Wi-Fi Range Extender.
The price is not too bad considering you will be controlling your very own drone. In terms of the camera, a GoPro will suit well. The Hero4 Black will take your photos to the next level with its wide-angle lens and high pixel camera.
GoPano Micro for iPhone ($30)
This groundbreaking lens for the iPhone allows you to take 360° panoramic videos. Simply attach it to your phone and, with the click of a button, your videos will be in 360°. The lens will provide perfect video listings for your properties. Most agents offer high quality photos, if you want an edge, 360° videos will set your listings apart.
Mini Mobile Robotic Printer by ZutA Labs ($199)
A printer that fits in your pocket, is it possible? Maybe with clown pants on you say, actually with the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, any regular jeans will do the trick. After raising $487,000 CAD on a successful Kickstarter campaign, the company will begin to ship their palm-sized printers, in the coming year.
The printer can be activated from your phone, with an inkjet that can last over 1,000 pages. The battery lasts over an hour too. Think how impressed your clients would be if you could print documents as soon as the house viewing was over.
Duracell Powermat ($20)
Smartphone battery life is the bane of real estate agents and business people throughout the world. That’s about to change. An agent needs to be there for important clients almost 24/7, if a big deal is on the cards. The Duracell Powermat is a cordless charging system, to charge your phone all you need to do is, lay the device on the mat.
InReach Satellite Communicator for Smartphones ($300)
Real estate agents need to be contactable. InReach has developed a satellite communications system that is both portable and very useful. Whether you are in the middle of a mangrove or at the top of a mountain, clients will be able to get in touch with you.