Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Annelle Tubb
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN

 my brain, or what is left of it.

Feb 23, 2016 07:01 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Well, the overwhelming response is the smartphone, and I can't say I argue with any of the the responses. But let me break it down a bit and get Old School on everyone...Electricity. That's the one technology I couldn't live without, while running water comes in very strong as well.

I know that is a bit of Devil's Advocate answer, but the phones wouldn't be manufactured or charged if it weren't for electricity.

Feb 23, 2016 09:36 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I run my business from my phone. I can do 80% of it from there, so I'd have to say my phone. If the MLS will properly work on a smart phone I'd be 90% there. I still insist on reading all escrow-based docs on a computer screen or hard-copy though.

Feb 22, 2016 11:50 PM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

My reading glasses.  Those are the one thing I can not do without. Can't read a thing without them, including my beloved i phone screen.

Feb 27, 2016 11:42 AM
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Eric Frensdorf with Best Property Offers
PHX Area Investments at Venture REI - Phoenix, AZ
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Not something I like to admit but the ONE time I accidentilly left my cell phone behind while meeting a buyer at a listing was a nightmare.... I ended up being 20 mins late because I managed to get lost,  finally after finding the home, I couldn't get inside it.  It was on a non MLS lockbox, I attempted to get the code by borrowing my clients cell phone with only to get the listing agents VM.  It was a rough day.....Thank god for the internet!!

Feb 23, 2016 11:04 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My brain is my most useful piece of technology.

Feb 23, 2016 06:45 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

IPhone 6, end of story.

Feb 23, 2016 06:31 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

My Galaxy Tab phablet.

Feb 23, 2016 03:54 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

my cell phone.  I have a love/hate relationship with it but it is a necessary evil.

Feb 23, 2016 02:32 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my iphone....

Feb 23, 2016 01:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My smartphone hands down.

Feb 22, 2016 11:43 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

My phone!  It does everything.

Mar 18, 2016 08:36 AM
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J.R. Marshall
Portrait One Real Tours - Houston, TX
Photography, 360 Virtual & Video Tours

My Smart Phone. Before that it was my toll free pager. My cell phone didn't always get a signal but my pager always worked. I didn't give it up till cell service improved.

Feb 25, 2016 01:03 AM
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Rachel Donahue
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty - Aledo, TX

Technology wise - the internet! Wealth of useful information! 

Feb 24, 2016 11:37 PM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

It has to be the phone... you can literally do everything with your smart phone...even TALK to PEOPLE!!

Feb 24, 2016 05:04 PM
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Maria Peace
THE BROKER NETWORK OF CENTRAL OREGON, LLC - Bend, OR
MBA, GRI

My phone. I wanted to say my laptop or tablet, but I can do everything on my windows phone that I can do on my computer.

Feb 24, 2016 02:47 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

probably my ipad

Feb 24, 2016 01:22 PM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

iPhone.

 

If that's too obvious then I'd say Excel. I do so much work in spreadsheets.

Feb 24, 2016 08:24 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

My smartphone. It actually has taken over my brain. 

Now...where did I leave my phone?

Feb 24, 2016 05:16 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

The Internet connection . . . without that, where would we be? Oh yeah, 1982.

Feb 24, 2016 03:01 AM
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Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

It is a simple answer.... the phone... whether it is a smart phone, digtial, or land line ... we need that communication line open all the time!!  As I have read a few comments, here.... brokers have gone "crazy" when they have left their cell phones behind!!  You may not know where your kids are, but you do know where your smart phone is.  Recession proof... why are you not tapping into that income....hmmmmm??

Feb 24, 2016 02:43 AM
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Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

iPhone 

Feb 23, 2016 11:34 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My smart phone! It also my MLS key and I am in a world of hurt without it!

Feb 23, 2016 10:45 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Everyone seem to say their phone. True. You can get people to call you at the office, but one thing? But think about not having a... computer... at all....

Feb 23, 2016 09:04 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The damn cell phone!

Feb 23, 2016 08:52 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

My phone. With it I can open lockboxes, check MLS listings, answer emails, send texts, look up information, get directions, and on and on.

Feb 23, 2016 08:27 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Computer

Feb 23, 2016 04:48 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

My iPhone 6S. It is my brain!

Feb 23, 2016 01:26 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

If I have to choose just one, it would be my iPhone 6+.

 

Feb 23, 2016 12:21 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Phone!!

Feb 23, 2016 11:43 AM
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

Just ONE THING Praful?  Well, without my sentri card I wouldn't be able to show houses. So that's it (besides my phone and iPad and docusign and lock boxes and ...)!

Feb 23, 2016 11:34 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My ability to use all sorts of technology is my one constant.

Feb 23, 2016 11:32 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

iphone 

Feb 23, 2016 11:22 AM
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Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

My phone is with me 24/7 and it is on all the time ... the time it went on the bum I thought oh my goodness what now. 

Feb 23, 2016 09:44 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Cell phone.  Everyone wants answers ASAP.  Plus it's capable of so many functions. 

Feb 23, 2016 08:00 AM
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Richard and Jean Murphy
Harborview Properties - Portland, ME
(207) 712-4796

Cell phone would have to top the list. Fought the concept in the beginning and now cannot be without it. 

 

Feb 23, 2016 07:23 AM
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Susan Hale
Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc. - Defiance, OH
Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor

Cell Phone

Feb 23, 2016 06:33 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

my laptop.

Feb 23, 2016 06:04 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think our smart phones are just part of us now.

Feb 23, 2016 05:54 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar I would say my desktop PC.

Feb 23, 2016 05:10 AM
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Blatt + Cutino
Coldwell Banker Realty - Monterey, CA
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Iphone 6 for sure!

Feb 23, 2016 05:03 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Definitely a phone.

Feb 23, 2016 04:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Email and a computer.

Feb 23, 2016 03:53 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

A scanner with email.

Feb 23, 2016 03:03 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Mobile phone.

Feb 23, 2016 02:47 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Cell phone

Feb 23, 2016 02:44 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
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I can run my business from my 2 iPhones, one for California and one for Hawaii.

Feb 23, 2016 01:49 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
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phone synced with Outlook that has detailed contacts

Feb 23, 2016 12:39 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have to say phone for sure.

Feb 23, 2016 12:20 AM
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Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
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WI FI

Feb 23, 2016 12:15 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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WI FI

Feb 23, 2016 12:10 AM
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Scarlett Chan
BWG REALTY - Jupiter, FL
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Phone

Feb 23, 2016 12:01 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

My phone!

Feb 22, 2016 11:57 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

Our phones.

On the other hand, we all should be able to run our business without our gadgets.  At one point we all did that. There have been times when cell towers and down and the power is off!  Then what?  Are we helpless? A

Feb 22, 2016 11:55 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

My phone now.

Feb 22, 2016 11:54 PM
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Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

My keypad

Feb 22, 2016 11:45 PM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I phone, I would turn around and go home and get it if I left it.

Feb 22, 2016 11:17 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Smart phone.

Feb 22, 2016 11:17 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
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My smart phone

Feb 22, 2016 11:13 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

MLS

Feb 22, 2016 11:04 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

my iPhone

Feb 22, 2016 11:04 PM
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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Hands down, my phone. I've often said I'd rather lose my purse than my phone! Sad, I know!

Feb 22, 2016 11:01 PM
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Dawn Horras
The K Company Realty - Westminster, CO
Your Front Range Expert in Colorado

Me! my positive energy, my good attitude, problem solving skills, persevering spirit, colaboration abilities AND I can make you laugh!  If I can't make you laugh--I laugh at myself!!!    I'm cracking myself up right  now!  Good question Praful!  By the way, how do you pronounce your name?

 

Feb 24, 2016 11:01 PM