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Sunny Lake: ‘I want to rule my phone, not the other way around’

Managing broker and fan of Google gives us a glimpse of her screens

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Inman is interviewing tech users (and naysayers). Here's Sunny Lake, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain and an Inman contributor. How do you feel about technology? When do you prefer to use technology and when do you prefer to unplug? I love technology that makes my life easier. If it adds noise without value, I dump it as soon as I pick it up. Time is valuable, and I want to harness it instead of waste it. I manage an office with an aging agent population. They fight technology every step of the way. So I have cut back on the technology classes that I offer for the group, and work with agents one-on-one who want to dive deeper into a new application. I write freehand every day. I prefer it that way. But in terms of keeping my life on track, I fully embrace technology. I would say that I'm more high-touch than high-tech with my interactions. I prefer human connection. But when it's not possible, I use technology (like Google Hangouts) to still make that conn...