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All In One Little Device

 

 

Yesterday I talked about the team it took to get a broken phone up and running.

 It made me realize the dependency of a device that wasn’t even around when I started in real estate.

Here are just a few phone tasks that I’ve become used to.

Others might say we are ' truly dumbed down' when we need the phone to get the time, temperature or the direction we are going.

 

 Margaret Rome

 

Just a few things that ask of my iPhone

 

What time is it?

What’s the weather?

What's the temperature?

 

Then there are:

My various alarm reminders 

My phone numbers 

My calculator

My camera

My photos

My notes

The news

The good news

My flashlight

My radio show

My emails

My Showing time

My calendar

 My flashlight

My lockbox

My camera

My contacts

My passwords

All my client's Phone numbers

and

Who can live without Google?

 

And then there’s Seri my assistant. He can answer all my questions, send texts, make appointments, retrieve messages, read my email, knows everything and takes commands especially while driving.

 

And more emailing, texting, maps, direction, all the listings, and this device allows me to stay up with Active Rain.

And once in a while, I use it to make and receive a phone call.

 All in just

One little device.

How did I become so dependent??

 

Margaret Rome

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Comment balloon 20 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • March 23 2019 05:42PM

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It really is quite amazing how much we get done during the day with our cellphones these days.  I often shake my head to remember when I first was licensed as an agent (1981), the Internet wasn't born yet!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 25 days ago

everything is at our fingertips now, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland if it's not on our iphone, it's on a laptop, ipad or even my kindle connects to the internet....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 25 days ago

Margaret,

You make a very interesting observation.  When our power and internet was down, we marveled at this very thing...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 25 days ago

It is incredible all things we can do with one little device...going without your phone sure got the wheels turning. hahaha. D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 25 days ago

When I became a Realtor, we didn't even have FAX machines.

When my grandmother was a child, we didn't have airplanes.

My Siri never knows anything and she is completely useless.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) 25 days ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland if I misplace my phone for one second, I go into a pannic. I do not use siri, just never got into it!  They are truly computers in the palm of our hands!

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) 25 days ago

Myrl Jeffcoat We have come a long way but are also quite dependent on our devices.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 25 days ago

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  

 Maybe your SERI should be a male like mine.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 25 days ago

Christine OShea Seri was a big help and some of the functions worked by using this feature.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 25 days ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD My wheels turn just fine without have a broken phone. :)

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 25 days ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel We have so much to be thankful for. Our phones, our electricity, our hot and cold water and all of our other conveniences...hope to never take them for granted. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 25 days ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .  We have truly become dependent on that stupid phone!  I really miss the land line and an opportunity to have my answering machine take my calls!  What were we before that mobile? Can we go back to life before?  In some ways, I really wish we could. 

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) 25 days ago

Morning Margaret.

We've all come to depend on those little devices.  It's like getting in your vehicle and driving to a listing appointment then to remember you didn't put o your pants, bring a listing agreement or a yard sign.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 25 days ago

It's so true - there is so much functionality in that one little device. And I keep finding new things that are helpful. I've known about the flashlight for quite a while but recently found out there is a level as well. Cool!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 25 days ago

Good morning Margaret. I have some friends that have me wondering if they know their device can make phone calls! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 25 days ago

Wayne Martin That is one very funny comment. Thanks for the smile.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 25 days ago

Hi Margaret,
It's not that we NEED our phones to do all that... I mean us old timers did survive in the dark ages before any real technology except a phone, camera and copy machine.  LOL 

It is wonderful to have an all-in-one device.  I won't say it has simplified life but it sure makes doing tasks more convenient and efficient, doesn't it? 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 25 days ago

Hi Margaret - so true and so relevant.  There was a time when the question "where did I put my keys?" meant something very different.  Our world has forever changed.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 24 days ago

Well said! My whole life is on my phone! I misplaced mine Friday for two hours. I learned how much I am dependent on it! It was a miserable two hours. 

Posted by Tom Bailey (Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.) 24 days ago

Margaret I forgot to bring my phone while out for a few hours and thought about going back to get it. Then I thought - na - if they really need me they'll leave a message and that's what happend. All was just fine.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 23 days ago

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