Realtor.com has just released it’s real estate search app for the Android OS.
Realtor.com for Android App
Now everyone with an Android phone can use this powerful mobile search for real estate. The Realtor.com team did a great job incorporating many of the awesome features found in their iPhone app, like the draw mode (area highlighter) on the map view which allows users to create their custom neighborhoods by simply using their finger to outline the area they want to see homes and many others plus a couple of “Android tweaks” like the ability for a consumer to leave notes on a property by voice (see video). I did a quick review in the video below. I recommend anybody with an Android phone go to the Android Marketplace and download this app now or click here for more info! If you have a QR code reader on your Android phone scan this QR code and it will take you there.
Came across a pretty handy device called the Altona AT-HDAir ($219) that allows you to display what is currently on your PC to an HDTV (HDMI or VGA connections) within your real estate office with no cables. It uses wireless technology to transmit whatever you are currently looking at on your PC (laptop or desktop) to an HDTV across the room, on the other side of your desk or even in a conference room next door (needs to be within 30 feet but can transmit through walls). So I can imagine working with a client and either reviewing a contract or viewing properties on MLS/Realtor.com etc and how nice it would be to have your clients looking at a larger display of their own vs. looking over your shoulder or huddling around your laptop. With the prices of HDTV’s continuing to drop you could pick up an HDTV monitor/display for anywhere between $149 and $500 depending on how large of a display you want. Then simply put it on the desk next to you or better yet mount it on your office wall with a bracket that is adjustable and pull it out when you need it.
In the past this was available in lo-res but now it’s available in HD (720p) and it also will broadcast audio along with the video. You simply plug a small USB transmitter into your laptop/desktop PC (Windows only at this time) and then have the receiver located near your larger HDTV.
Or how about hooking this up to a large HDTV in your near-bye conference room so many agents could enjoy a webinar together?
By the way I will be having another advanced social networking webinar soon watch my fan page on Facebook for webinar announcements.