In today’s highly competitive real estate market, the agent who is out of touch is soon out of business. You can no longer afford to be out of touch for even a single working moment and, thankfully, modern technology has come to the rescue with a device called a laptop cellular card. This article describes what these are and why you cannot afford to be without one.
A laptop cellular card is a wireless device that plugs into a USB port on your laptop that allows you to get a wireless signal anywhere there is cellular service available. These devices are not inexpensive and they do not yet match the download speeds of even the slowest cable modems but they are getting faster and cheaper.
What you are really paying for is the convenience of being connected no matter where you are and for today’s agent, that is a benefit you cannot live without. With one of these cards, you no longer have to be tethered to your office or a Wi-Fi hotspot at a coffee house or restaurant.
You may be thinking you already own a PDA or a Blackberry that can send and receive E-mail and access the internet so why spend the money on something you can already do. The reason is because you really cannot do either of these things very well, not to mention the many other things you use your laptop for. Reading E-mail on that tiny screen is not very easy, downloading and reading attachments are slow and difficult, and answering can be a challenge, to say the least.
Even if you are not bothered by the limitations of these types of devices, your clients will be. You will find it necessary, when out with clients, to look up listings or other information. Try getting them interested in a potential home with the tiny, little pictures on your Blackberry. What about the time spent sitting at an open house when no one is there? With your laptop and an internet connection you can get real work done.
There is no reason for any real estate agent working today to be out of touch with the many online resources now available. The agent who is not connected is the agent who is being left behind by their competition. And, one way you can stay connected is with a laptop cellular card.
Aldar Nagy is the author of Real Estate Agent Marketing Ideas, which offers free marketing ideas, quick tips, articles, books, software, and other resources for agents so you can list more sellers, find more buyers, and increase your earnings through better customer service. Real Estate Agent Marketing Ideas can be found at: http://www.realestateagentmarketingideas.com