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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
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Paul - I would have to say that I could live without my phone. I don't like working on such a tiny screen, and my computer can do anything my phone can do, faster, and then some.

Jun 09, 2015 03:47 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Great question!   I NEED both but I would LOVE to do without my phone!!!

Jun 09, 2015 09:25 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

First off that is kind of a moot question, because with the technology availabe my clients expect me to have both.  There is no reason around it.  However, I could not really run my business without a computer.  I ran a business a long time before I had a smart phone or even a plain old mobile phone.  I remember the big old bulky pager that could only do one thing - shake to get me to call the office.  Give me the computer. 

Jun 10, 2015 02:04 AM
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Computer, lap top, PC or tablet for speed and efficiency, yet, I have a Note 3 that will get me everything I need but not as fast or efficient as a computer.

Jun 10, 2015 12:41 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

For me, the computer is more important than my cell phone. I have never advertised my cell number.

Jun 09, 2015 09:17 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I need my laptop.... I can easily do without my cell phone....I market....

Jun 09, 2015 06:38 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Paul- that's a tough one.  Can we throw in the iPad?

Jun 09, 2015 06:11 AM
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Dale Taylor
Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois - Frankfort, IL
Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos

Neither I can do without, but I use my smart-phone far more than my computer.  I like screening my emails through my phone, and answering them through my computer.  My smart-phone helps me manage my social media marketing very well.  I do a lot of texting as well.

Jun 11, 2015 02:31 PM
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Paul,

That is like asking if you prefer food or water. You can live longer without food, but eventually, you need some.

Jun 11, 2015 02:08 PM
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Sandra Paulow
Aspen Properties, Inc. - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ
REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR

I couldn't do business without my computer but my phone, I could get by without that.  Did it for a lot of years before cell phones became an extention of my computer.  It was a pain finding a phone if I got a page but I managed. 

Jun 11, 2015 12:28 AM
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Cory Butler
Smith and Ken Estate Agents - Sherman Oaks, CA

I could do without my computer, with the right cell phone you could do without a computer, your expenses might increase to pay for all the different apps you would need but you would essentially have everything in the plan of your hand

Jun 10, 2015 01:13 PM
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alisa essie
ETong Stone - Cheswold, DE
E-Phone development

As a programer, I have to say I need both cellphone and computer. I am developing a program trying to recover iPhone data with usb connected to a computer. This is my project. FIDR

Jun 10, 2015 12:35 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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That is tough - but I would say I can not live without my cell phone!

Jun 10, 2015 10:33 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hmmm...that's a tough question, Paul. I don't think I could function professionally without both. Since I'm primarily a licensed assistant these days, I would say that I'm more dependent on my laptop, than my phone, but some days it's the other way around!

Jun 10, 2015 10:19 AM
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Jerri Schick
ThirdCoastRealEstate.com - Galveston, TX

Neither.  I could not do business efficiently without both my computer and my smart phone.  I don't care what anybody says, a smart phone cannot do all the things that need to be done on a computer to support the real estate business and vice versa.

Jun 10, 2015 09:44 AM
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Jim Knop
Spirit View Homes-Builder Rep - Las Cruces, NM

I am in the , "I need both" camp.
It would be very hard to do with out either my cell phone or my laptop.

Jun 10, 2015 04:00 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Laptop Paul.

Jun 10, 2015 02:57 AM
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Rose O'Reilly Sievers,CRS,SRES
Carlsbad, CA

I like my laptop  and my phone.

Jun 10, 2015 02:02 AM
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Brad Rachielles
CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453 - Upland, CA
REALTOR, CDPE, Upland, CA

Fun question but one I'm happy that I'm not faced with in the real world.

Jun 10, 2015 01:53 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

That is like asking which can you live without...your heart or lungs?

Jun 10, 2015 12:43 AM
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Adele Langdon
Los Angeles, CA
Exclusive Realty Inc.

Mine are married they cannot be separated. Lol

Jun 10, 2015 12:34 AM
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Margi Popp
Long Realty West Valley, LLC-SCW - Sun City West, AZ
Phoenix West Valley

Cell phone is most important. Computer I could live without if I had too.

Jun 10, 2015 12:17 AM
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Nancy Hankin
RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants - Palm Springs, CA

Neither. Each serves a unique purpose. In our business we need to retain a lot of records due to potential lawsuits. It's difficult to retain some of these files and store them on your phone. It's also difficult to create some marketing pieces on the phone. On the other hand, with SKYPE, you can use your computer to make and receive calls. Paul, I would like to toss that question back to you. Which devise could YOU live without?

Jun 10, 2015 12:03 AM
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Jim Harper
Atlanta Communities Real Estate - Marietta, GA

It's an impossible choice Paul S. Henderson but the computor

Jun 09, 2015 11:46 PM
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Lesha Mathes
Chinowth & Cohen - Tulsa, OK
Helping you find your way home

I am trying to live without my computer now. Most things I can do on my phone. I've learned to upload photos among other things on my phone. So far so good. I've found it's easier to do things on my phone than it is my tablet, it seems more intuitive.

Jun 09, 2015 11:41 PM
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Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Paul, this is about like Sophie's Choice.  For me it would likely have to be my phone because my reports just could not happen on my phone.  I would be whimpering like a 5 year old without either one I am afraid.

Jun 09, 2015 11:24 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Paul. Not a choice I want to make, as both are equally important to me. If I was in trouble, it would be my phone.

Jun 09, 2015 07:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

If I have to chose just one, Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington it will be my computer - I can also call from my computer!

Jun 09, 2015 03:06 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Well my computer doesn't receive calls, so I guess I would have to choose my cell phone. My phone will do what my computer does and I can make calls on it. 

Jun 09, 2015 01:24 PM
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Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
HomeSmart - Phoenix, AZ

Cell phone I could actually go on line search properties in the mls so don't like the small screen but if I had to do without one it would be the computer

 

Jun 09, 2015 12:51 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

My cell phone is a computer, so if I had to give up one it would be the computer.

Jun 09, 2015 11:19 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

They are both intertwined now days, but the computer just because I can get some stuff done on the net with my phone.

Jun 09, 2015 08:17 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I can do a lot on my phone like email, text, send docs from drop box , and acces the mls but I also like a computer but could do without my computer oh I forgot I use my phone to answer calls and I don't think my computer does that

Jun 09, 2015 07:53 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

My cell phone is a computer.  It's a Samsung Note 4

Jun 09, 2015 07:22 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Cloud or no cloud I can have much more height, depth and breadth available on the computer.

Jun 09, 2015 07:00 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Oh, this is a great question here. Well honestly, Paul, I need both. They are both equally important. Definitely Computer first, but I do have to have my Cell Phone at all times for emergencies, should the Computer go down due to a storm...I need my phone at least. I need them both.

Jun 09, 2015 06:47 AM
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Hillary Cochin
First Home Mortgage - Chevy Chase, MD
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My computer is hands down more important since I can't originate a loan from my phone! I try to personalize the process client-to-client as much as possible so I suppose I would have to see if they would have time for an in-person meeting to better get to know one another.

Jun 09, 2015 06:30 AM
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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

If I had to choose last year, I would say my computer, but now with the technology on cell phones, it has become our computer!

Jun 09, 2015 06:14 AM
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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

I could live without my cell phone.

Feb 09, 2019 08:00 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Neither, but if I had to lose one then maybe my phone, as long as I an quit leaving the office.

 

Jun 15, 2015 12:17 PM