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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

Yes, depending on the client.

Sep 18, 2018 05:57 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes.  I take whatever Debbie is not working on at the time.

Apr 11, 2015 12:50 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

WARNING: Possible rant ahead.

Did you pay the instructor for that advise?

I have my entire presentation ready for prime time. a 'Knock-Your-Socks-Off' production that leaves the audience gasping for breath.

Unfortunately, the instructor is WRONG. Unless the citizen you are entertaining does not work in a contemporary business, the LAST thing they want to endure is another PPT presentation.

The instructor is indicating that agents are so unskilled in hitting all the talking points they REALLY need to be lead by the hand. In that regard, he is right.

When given a choice, to be awed or simply review my notes in the folder the owner ALWAYS chooses the folder. From the folder they  KNOW more of me will be revealed as compared to my practiced choreography around a PPT.

What this instructor failed to understand is the value the homeowner places on seeing evidence the agent actually did some research, did real calculations, derived REAL analysis, developed a strategy for THEIR unique and special home. To suggest to the owner they are exactly like all of the previous 100 owners before, and the same solution will be presented to them, may prove counterproductive.

They know the internet if filled with canned presentations just like the one they just watched. "Did you create it or did your office manager give it to you?' they ask themselves.

Next time an agent is tempted to fire up the PPT, watch the home owners eyes. Do you see awe or stern endurance with ever present question "How long is this going to take?"

The tech that is meaningful to the home owner is when you present the comps, fire up the pad and show them ALL the stuff relevant to selling their home, real time, from the MLS. "Let's see what has happened in the local market since this morning?" This shows you are techy and VALIDATES you did not choose data selectively. 

A challenge. Do your own market research. That is one of the valid purposes to which an  open house can be committed.  The open house held the first week of the listing will attract more local homeowners.  

Give them a cookie, explain the research being conducted, and ask "PPT or tell it to me straight?" Right there, eye-ball to eye-ball, you get REAL market data. That is when you also inquire about the tools they use, the websites they visit the tech on their belt, the apps they use, how much real estate mail they get weekly, who sent the last piece?

Now you know where and how to spend your money. Or you can hire someone to instruct you who has no knowledge of YOUR market place.


Apr 10, 2015 10:52 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not yet. Thank you for the reminder. I will have a part of it on my iPad.

Apr 10, 2015 09:53 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Debbie. I have heard of agents using both and there are some that still use paper.

Apr 10, 2015 06:35 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, on both. I also would print a short version if I have to. Some clients don't really like using ipad. I try to figure out what would be the best way to present; my favorite is Ipad.

Apr 10, 2015 05:36 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes on my IPad Debbie. It is easy to bring along and use with ease.


Apr 10, 2015 03:35 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - well, I think I am step ahead - I have online listing presentation that I expect my clients to preview it before I arrive so we can talk business!

Apr 10, 2015 03:31 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No but we do have a tablet handy so that we an show them clear aerial photos of their property.


Apr 10, 2015 02:48 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I have a presentation book that I use.

Apr 10, 2015 02:44 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NOPE...yellow legal pad

Apr 10, 2015 02:43 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No, I print everything off before I leve the office.  It is all on paper, in duplicate.

Apr 10, 2015 01:43 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds I started out using a formal presentation (flip charts), but I quickly learned potential clients weren't interested in my company, etc. They wanted to know how I could market their property and get their property sold. I don"t use a tablet or laptop with a formal presentation. 

Apr 10, 2015 12:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Debbie- I do use my iPad on Consultations to show clients examples of staging certain rooms as well as color examples. 

Apr 10, 2015 12:19 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I didn't really think about until now Debbie Reynolds . My customers approach me with what they're looking for via tablet so it makes perfect sense to reciprocate in the same fashion. I must work on it!  

Apr 10, 2015 11:58 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Nope. I stick to paper in a foldre. I might get to a tablet...but for now, I like leaving my prospects with a folder.

Apr 10, 2015 11:20 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I never had any part on a laptop or tablet, and I have never met a seller that expected it to be.

Apr 10, 2015 11:18 AM