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Maximize productivity with fewer gizmos

Feature-rich gadgets can empower real estate professionals

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SAN FRANCISCO -- With all the different gizmos and gadgets, and each claiming to be the latest and greatest new thing among consumers, you may feel like you absolutely have to have all of them. The key, however, is finding the tool that works for you and maximizes its potential to help your productivity, and that's easier said than done, according to a set of real estate professionals who spoke during the Real Estate Connect conference last week. Wendy Forsythe, vice president of broker services and product development for Realogy's newly launched (see Inman News) Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchise network, said she tries to look for things that make her life easier. She prefers tools that help her get the things on her "to do" list done and open up time for more of the things she wants to do. The Amazon Kindle, a wireless reading device, is among her favorites. Books and newspapers can be delivered to the wireless Kindle device, which stores data i...