Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)

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Rainmaker
2,485,072
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It does everything as represented. However, it is pricey for some & because of that, they allow one to rent it yearly as opposed to buying outright

Sep 30, 2017 10:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,035,293
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

What is the cost of leasing per year?
My exisitng Publisher is not working correctly. Something about deliberate image resizing.  I could not make a flyer from the latest OS update.

Sep 30, 2017 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
2,318,677
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

We have always bought our software but I recently purchased a new laptop and my hubby opted for M.O. 365 with it. No hassle, I always have the latest version, and I have not noticed any letdown in loading speed, use, or availability. 

Sep 30, 2017 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
2,826,511
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Parked and Reading.  

I am not one for subscription services when I can just buy the software. I have not used it.

Sep 30, 2017 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,572,909
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Silvia,

I have no idea not a Microsoft user anymore.  We dowload our Apple Software and have no problems with it.  A

Sep 30, 2017 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
705,151
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I switched over to 365 about 2 years ago. 5 licenses. Works for me. Never had to worry about it - always updated. And it's relatively cheap as I use multiple devices. And I work in the cloud which is the key to total file freedom.

Oct 01, 2017 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
569,260
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I have Office 365 and it works well for me. Far more features than we ever use but I do like the online sync and that it has mobile apps.

Oct 01, 2017 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,557,759
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I was just going to upgrade from Office 2003 lol! I was going to buy the bundle upgrade & it was reasonable. This was just over the last few weeks. There are a few other things thrown in their now that I have no idea what they are.

Oct 01, 2017 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,212,013
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I use it and it works just fine... much easier than buying office products that get out of date and are no longer supported. Overall, costs about the same to pay an annual fee as to buy an update every four years or so.

Sep 30, 2017 11:10 PM
Ambassador
4,367,633
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some parts of it I love, not as stable as I would expect though.

I got a free subscription, and a 5 computers for $99 deal after that, seemed pretty reasonable.

Sep 30, 2017 08:17 PM
Rainmaker
854,616
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm still on an old office  - I really don't see a reason to upgrade myself - specially since now everything is moving to subscription based

Sep 30, 2017 05:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,658,695
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I really like 365 Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES .It's very handy to have all the programs available all the time.

Sep 30, 2017 05:14 PM
Rainmaker
633,956
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes. My company provides it so I can't compare cost but when we went to 365 I gained seamless interfacing with several apps I use regularly plus a good calendar, task list and other features I find are big time-savers.

Sep 30, 2017 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,113,099
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

NO, I have all apple devices 

Sep 30, 2017 01:16 PM
Rainmaker
941,060
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I use FREE-ware Libre Office. Have not purchased a MS Office product in over 10 years.

Sep 30, 2017 12:29 PM
Ambassador
3,443,105
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Sorry, I can't help you with that, Sylvia! I have a Mac and all of the 'office' products from Apple loaded on mine.

Sep 30, 2017 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
5,503,153
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. We have Microsoft Office Professional 2016 and are happy with it.

Sep 30, 2017 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,273,339
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I buy the software that way if something better comes along it justs runs out!

Sep 30, 2017 10:05 AM
Ambassador
1,655,961
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I use a bit of Powerpoint and Excel but into Apple products.

Sep 30, 2017 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,368,304
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Personally, I prefer buying the software.  The benefit, of course, to subscription is you are always using the latest version of the software without having to pay additional for an upgrade.  

Sep 30, 2017 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,119,415
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I just buy the software I use and need....

Sep 30, 2017 07:41 AM
Ambassador
4,069,694
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm afraid I can't help with that. My wife seems to like it

Sep 30, 2017 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,364,872
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

above my pay grade. I have a techie who takes care of things! Good luck!

Sep 30, 2017 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not used it.

Sep 30, 2017 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,127,715
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

For me there is no second choice.

Oct 01, 2018 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,160,424
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I did buy Office 365, and for only one year, but never got a notice to extend it.

Oct 04, 2017 08:52 PM
Rainmaker
758,742
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's worth it if you use it. Subscription works well.

Oct 02, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
780,753
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

365. YES! Why?

You can load it on FIVE puters. (from Best Buy)

AND......

Because it is online, the security updates are always current.

Windows defender, VPN and Edge (all included in 365) have proven very robust. SO robust the Chinese gov wants VPN outlawed.

But It a great idea to have OPEN OFFICE loaded and ready to rock should things go badly with Microsoft.

Negatives:

Cortana you can't shut it up or remove it.

File seach is done via Cortana which misses 90% of your files and offers 1,000,000 web matches instead.

So I had to download EVERYTHNG (a desktop search app that finds EVERYTHING) to find those 'gone missing' files. You know the one I refer to. You click save and it goes to picts intestald of the c/clients/123 Main Street, Abernathy 2017 folder.

Oct 02, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
206,420
Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

I have both Office 365  < love it . I will admit I had a small learning curve with the Cloud, but once I learn and understood the concept it the only way to go.   I type a document  at work and open it at home and make changes.  Go back to the office and open it and there updated and ready for more work. No servers required it is all done in the cloud.

Before the cloud our office did not share the network with all computer  for virus reasons. Now no matter what computer i am on I have access to both my document and Office to read and update them.

Oct 01, 2017 10:48 PM
Ambassador
4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES - I'd say, a necessary evil!

Oct 01, 2017 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,263,312
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I like to have software that doesn't require regular payments.  One and done is my preference.  Plus, I prefer to not us MS office.

Oct 01, 2017 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,384,127
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES I would prefer to buy the software package.

Oct 01, 2017 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't use it, I have the old downloaded version.

Oct 01, 2017 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
745,065
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Gave up all Microsoft products and their viruses years ago.

Oct 01, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,054,229
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We have it - it was Suzanne's decision - I bow to her expertise!

Oct 01, 2017 06:14 AM
Ambassador
3,983,699
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have been opposed to yearly fees and am still using my older programs. One day I will bite the bullet and use it to have more of the new conveniences and tools.

Sep 30, 2017 08:45 PM
Rainer
244,602
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I opted to not renew my subscription this year. I have been using Apple Pages & Numbers this past year. I do miss having Publisher with 365, but hated paying the $100 each year. I would recommend buying the software so you do not have to keep up with the subscription each year.

Sep 30, 2017 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,705
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

My laptop is a Macbook so I can't say!

Sep 30, 2017 07:35 PM
Ambassador
2,363,840
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No.   I don't trust the cloud. 

Sep 30, 2017 03:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,559,320
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Nope, I will keep on using my MS Windows 7 Professional until it gives up the ghost then either go to Red Hat of convert my desktop to Apple.

Sep 30, 2017 03:21 PM
Rainer
353,425
Wendy Lawrence
Home & Family Blogging Mom - Crown Point, IN
Full-Time Wife, Mother & Blogger for Families

I use it works fine but I don't like the new concept of Leasing Software

Oct 07, 2018 07:42 AM