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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I am so not an "apps girl," that I can't say I have noticed.

Dec 06, 2015 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,326
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I don't cruise the apps, unless I have a specific need. I might add one app per year if that. So to answer your question; no, I have not noticed, but this is not surprising.

Dec 06, 2015 09:44 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I've heard Apple has more apps requiring purchase.  I'm an Android girl.  Have never had to purchase an app yet.  

Dec 07, 2015 01:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Yes and they are soon deleted!

The farm boy in me will find a way to make something work in its place!

Dec 06, 2015 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I haven't had the need to buy any yet and hadn't really noticed a difference.

Dec 06, 2015 06:19 PM
Rainmaker
979,496
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - If that is the case, it will be just like most software. They get you addicted by offering a free trial, or free version, and then either charge you for an upgraded service, or just start charging you in general.

Dec 09, 2015 02:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. You're right, but I don't buy any or at least haven't, but am sure at some point I will.

Dec 07, 2015 05:20 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

App developers are getting smarter and no longer need to offer everything for free. Interesting question because I was having this exact conversation with someone today regarding app purchases. If it's a reasonable price and a quality app, I don't mind purchasing additional features, if they are honest up front about it.

Dec 07, 2015 03:47 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I had not noticed this, but if one asked me for a CC, it would get deleted.

Dec 07, 2015 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Who can keep up with them.  I hear of new ones every day. I'm sure most of them have to be bought.

Dec 07, 2015 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no. 

Dec 07, 2015 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Michael,
I’m still a desk top guy. Use very few apps.

Dec 07, 2015 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes and I actually have upgraded some of the ones I really like.

Dec 07, 2015 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Still looking for the one that incorporates all my needs

Dec 07, 2015 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes often.

Dec 07, 2015 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, so much for free

Dec 07, 2015 06:07 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes I just refuse to purchase any app because their are tons of free apps.

Dec 07, 2015 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I did not buy any apps for a long time. I generally try to keep my iphone as clean as possible. 

Dec 07, 2015 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the app.  Free to play ones tend to have this.  I play a couple online games that are similar to this.  The classification is called "Free to play, pay to win."

 

As to productivity apps, I've seen this from day one on my apps.  Free to give you an idea of the features and pay to unlock things you later need.  Similar thing for my wordpress plugins too.  Basic theme: free.  Easy duplicate of pages via a template: Paid version.

Dec 07, 2015 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton - it is natural that after some time, they want to monetize their product which may have some free features initially.

How long can one survive without getting rewards on their efforts?

Dec 07, 2015 03:47 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Yes, at least if you want to app to work well!

Dec 07, 2015 03:11 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Makes sense for the developer of the apps to do this.

Dec 07, 2015 02:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

I hardly use the apps I do have.  I am not that big of a fan.  A

Dec 07, 2015 02:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

If it's not free I don't need it.  That's been true so far.

Dec 07, 2015 12:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I quit looking at apps.

Dec 06, 2015 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

That is how many app developers make money.

Dec 06, 2015 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
5,851,361
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not perused new apps for a while.

Dec 06, 2015 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I only use the apps I need.  I have not noticed that I'm paying for more.  

Dec 06, 2015 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No - stick with the free features

Dec 06, 2015 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I only use FREE ones so far, have not encountered a need to purchase any. I'm Application-lite, I own minimal apps.

Dec 06, 2015 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have a friend who purchases all then i have to hear how bad they are. I dont bother buying any app until it is proven it works well, and will actually help

Dec 06, 2015 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not noticed. This will be a good blog topic for you.

Dec 06, 2015 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not purchase many  apps.

Dec 06, 2015 08:55 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Yes I see that, but I have my core apps that I use, so I am pretty well covered. I don't imagine that I need any others. 

Dec 06, 2015 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, but I shy away from them unless they are absolutely necessary!

Dec 06, 2015 08:11 PM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Michael.  the apps I use so far does not require any purchase.  So no I haven't noticed.

Dec 06, 2015 07:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

The world loves Apps ! The more the merrier !!!!!!!!!!

Dec 06, 2015 06:51 PM