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Nifty gifts for your real estate biz

Drop Santa some hints about air cards, tablet PCs

It's the holidays and while you're out buying gifts for others, you might want to think about adding these gifts to your business wish list for 2005. 1. A tablet computer How old is your computer? Can you pull down all the MLS listings from your wireless connection during a listing presentation? Can you take notes during a physical inspection without using a keyboard (i.e., in your own handwriting)? The new tablet computers have all of the power of today's desktops with substantial advantages. Even if you do have a laptop, it is still inconvenient to use it unless you are sitting down. Using a tablet, you can take handwritten notes during inspections and then automatically convert your notes into print. You can load listing agreements, purchase contracts and disclosure forms, and have your clients sign them on the spot. Rather than spending time at the copy machine, e-mail the completed forms to all parties and have them print their own copies. Because most states now recognize dig...

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