Real estate before smartphones — remember that?

Way back when agents had assistants, offices and phone calls
  • With the advent of technology, we are now able to nix large parts of the business that agents used to have to do in real estate before smartphones.
  • Now we can work smarter not harder, which allows us to have more time for other things in life.
  • No brokerage has come up with an awesome technological tool that agents flock to; they flock to Zillow instead because that's where consumers are.

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It's a great time to be a small-business owner because of all the easy-to-use and inexpensive technology we have. Tasks that used to be time consuming have vanished. Work that used to belong to office administrative staff can be done using a smartphone. There is always something new, and one by one, small pesky tasks are being eliminated so that time can be spent generating revenue. I don't need to go to the post office anymore, and instead of heading to the bank for smaller deposits, I can use a mobile banking app. The process saves a errand, and I gain a half hour. I don't need to walk to the parking meter. I sit in the meeting and use an app on my phone to pay for another half hour. No need for brick and mortar As a small business, I don't need to buy expensive copy machines, and I don't need to pay for space to keep files in cabinets. Technology has taken care of all that for me. Communication with agents is easy via instant messaging that works on any and every platf...