Ann Arbor Buyer's Real Estate Company Adopts iPhone For All Agents

From: The Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor, Inc
Published: Fri Apr 03 2009

The Home Buyer's Agent, an Ann Arbor buyer's real estate company, has shifted all of its buyer agents to the Apple iPhone platform. The effort was done to improve service to home buyers and to foster team adaptation of the many new real estate related applications available on the iPhone.

"Having this resource at our fingertips when we are out in the field evaluating homes with home buyers is a great benefit to the people we help" said Jon Boyd, Broker for the company. Boyd noted that adopting new technologies takes an investment in time and training, but the technical innovations of the iPhone and its many real estate related applications make the investment easy to justify.

Agents in the company have started to use the iPhone for many tasks including: 1. Providing an aerial view of the area when they are at a home. 2.  Providing a flashlight when they are looking for a light switch in a dark basement. 3. Providing a financial calculator to determine monthly payments and budgeting. 4. Providing a tool to access the property data systems in the field. 5. Providing a Global Positioning System for home touring directions. 6. Providing an access point for public records data systems. 7. Providing a camera to snap pictures of inspection issues to immediately email the seller's agent for discussion or negotiation. 8. Providing a calendar for scheduling meetings. 9. Providing an alarm for meeting reminders. 10. Providing a great text messaging platform for keeping in touch with buyer clients. 11. Providing a platform for blogging and social media. 12. Providing an easy to edit and back-up contact database. 

The Michigan company also provides home buyers an iPhone friendly real estate search site for Ann Arbor area listings.

"There are already tens of thousands of applications available and thousands of software developers working on more. We are probably only scratching the surface in terms of how the device will help us help home buyers over the next few years." concluded Boyd.

The company is an exclusive buyer agency that is defined by the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents as: A company who only represents home buyers. The company never represents sellers and they never list property.

The Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor is Ann Arbor's oldest buyer's real estate company and the oldest Exclusive Buyer's Agency in the state of Michigan. It has helped thousands of home buyers save millions of dollars on their home purchases. Since Exclusive Buyer Agents only represent home buyers and never sellers, these companies avoid the conflicts of interest of traditional real estate companies and offer home buyers 100% loyalty.

Alex Young
Media Coordinator
The Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor, Inc.
1908 W. Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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