Is iPad a real estate tool or toy?

Realtor Notebook

My iPad came at the end of April. I held out for the 3G model so that it can be used when I am out with clients. I did not see the iPad as a game changer for the real estate industry when I ordered it.

But, as I wrote in my March column, I decided that it is something I should have for my business and that it might be a game-changer for me.

After playing with it for a couple of weeks I am impressed with the screen, ease of use, instant-on feature, and the battery life. From a productivity point of view I see it as more a content consumer than a content generator.