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Agents find novel real estate uses for Blackberries

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Editor's note: Real estate agents are depending more and more on mobile technology, with many devices and services offering much more than the ability to make a phone call or write an e-mail while out in the field. Agents today can pull up home listings data, store reams of information and even create a listing using a mobile device. In this three-part series, we uncovered new innovation in mobile technologies and services for the real estate industry, as well as new real estate uses for devices that have been around for awhile. (See Part 2: Phoning in your real estate listing and Part 3: Cell phones become maps, info sources for home seekers.) Gayle Brandt, a Las Vegas Realtor, never has to worry about getting caught outside the office without her files. She has the escrow numbers, names of escrow officers and closing dates for all her properties stored on her Blackberry device. "You can't have all that information in your head and you can't carry it all around in your car," sa...