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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

When I co-managed an office, we had two central computers for office use.  The rest were the agent's.  A

Dec 14, 2014 03:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I am with a large privately owned brokerage and each office is equipped with several work stations with desktop computers but no one is provided with laptops.  I work at home 99.99999% of the time, but it is nice when I am in the office to have access to everything without lugging my laptop around, thanks to the office computers and the cloud.

Dec 14, 2014 09:05 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

It can get very expensive and time consuming trying to keep office owned computers for agents updated and working.  Like Ron and Alexandra mention, it might be a good practice to have a couple of office computers set up for general agent use when they don't have access to their personal ones.

Dec 14, 2014 05:36 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I am the broker/owner of my office. All the agents have their own laptops.

Oct 02, 2017 08:58 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

No.

May 05, 2018 08:32 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We had 8 computers and 4 printers in the common network and although this usually proved excellent when popping into the office there was some abuse and invariably no concern or reporting system when they broke down or otherwise became unusable. I recommend strict user guidelines plus a login and password protected system for each user to alleviate problems.  

Dec 14, 2014 10:27 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I only worked for one office where the computers were provided. At most offices I see, it's bring your own computer. 

Dec 14, 2014 09:43 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I'd be surprised if any companies supply computers for their agents.

Aug 17, 2019 10:55 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Dipti nailed this one!

 

Jun 17, 2018 06:23 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Not in this age and time, my friend...

Jul 02, 2017 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is very important to have computers in conference rooms. The overhead displays for showing listings to prospects are very effective.

Dec 15, 2014 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

My RE/MAX office has many computers for common use but does not provide computers for the individual agents.

Dec 15, 2014 06:20 AM