Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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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

No, but it is a powerful tool.

An assistant relieves you of work, my phone creates more work but also helps me prospect, market and close deals.

Jul 28, 2020 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Sometimes it's annoying how connected I am to my cell phone.

Jul 28, 2020 12:39 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

For me, it is a device that stores data and performs many other functions. That's it. No need to think of it as a digital assistant or anything else. 

Jul 28, 2020 12:35 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

you know the other day I was just thinking that. I watch TV on it now with ear buds & I walk around. Can't do that with a 50". 

I wish I felt that I could do more on it but I've realized I am a paper & pen kinda gal.

I love it when Google Maps looses connection when I park in my underground garage & then yells in my purse 'welcome home'. It's hilarious.

Jul 28, 2020 12:37 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Nope... a smart phone by any other name is still a phone. I'm of the Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist school of thought on smart phones. They can, however, become electronic jailers if we let them take over our lives. 

Jul 28, 2020 01:17 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I guess I can call it my digital assistant now that many people have a virtual assistant 

Jul 28, 2020 01:11 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It has been a long time since my cell phone has been "just" a phone.

Jul 28, 2020 12:17 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Smart phone is more than smart phone. 

It is a smart living. 

It is Supra. 

It is Showing Time. 

It is mobile or full site MLS. 

It is Form Simplicity.

It is communication - from simple phone call to Whats Up, Face Time and more. Much easier to communicate with the customers out of town, state, country. 

It is not ActiveRain. :( Not much you can do in AR on smart phone. One day we will. 

I like my computers - dinosaurs - Sony All in One. And I like my smart phone. 

Jul 28, 2020 04:06 PM
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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

It's more like my electronic brain. The Good Lord knows the one I was born with needs the backup. LOL

Jul 28, 2020 02:45 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

We continue to adapt to use the implements in our toolbox.

Jul 28, 2020 02:33 PM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will- it's my best non-living friend. 

Jul 28, 2020 02:12 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

It is an assistant at times, but on the whole I agree with both Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist stated, and what Nina Hollander said.  A

Jul 28, 2020 02:09 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes it is definitely a useful aid!

Jul 29, 2020 06:26 AM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

In today's world phones can do just about everything we need, but I still prefer doing my work on a larger screen.

Jul 29, 2020 05:49 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It's a demonic eye killing ball and chain. I plan to exorcise it one day!

Jul 28, 2020 04:55 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

It's my futuristic Daytimer.....

Jul 28, 2020 03:34 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I was on my phone all day yesterday - I walked in last night and couldn't wait to plug the darned thing in and forget about it! It rang as I was cooking dinner and I took it (I CAN multitask if I want to!!). 

Had my phone been Christina (my personal assistant), I would have told her to hold my calls!! 

Seriously, I understand what you are saying and the way we use our phones (group texts with lenders and clients, inspectors and clients, etc.) really does serve us well and is definitely along the lines of a communications assistant.

Jul 29, 2020 07:43 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Today's phones are great Will Hamm but I prefer a larger screen for my business communications. That being said I use it as a phone and texter all day long.

Jul 29, 2020 06:20 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

my assistant gets tasks completed, so no. more like my ex that would nag til they get what they want.

Jul 29, 2020 06:10 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

not really but since you mentioned it,  

Jul 29, 2020 06:04 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I burn more of daily battery on the Internet than phone calls

Jul 29, 2020 03:06 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

If I reconfigure about 25 apps my belief is that it could become the assistant I've always wanted. A business only tool that can sit on the table when the "office" is closed is the pipedream Will.

Jul 29, 2020 12:20 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Hasn't been for a decade or two now.

Jul 28, 2020 08:18 PM
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Good question Will...I am not sure....hold on a second and let me "Google that! Jeff 

Jul 29, 2020 08:58 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes...iPHONE is an assitant! I use Suri for reminders, telling time, date, calendar, countdowns and text, calls etc. Some use it as a wallet or health tool. I predict in 2-3 years major breakthroughs in software and applications where the phone will control everything. They are already working on battery power extending without cords but pad charging and after that a continous charge around certain areas of the car, home and office without plugging anything in. The result? More power means more uses,,,,

Jul 28, 2020 07:36 PM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

No, it doesn't do work for me.

But it helps me to communicate by phone, text, and email, reminds me of calendar appointments, lets me browse the web, shop and order online, do mobile banking, check the news, weather, date and time, view PDF docs and maps, use a stopwatch and set an alarm clock.

I don't use it to post on social media.

I sometimes listen to online radio, but don't watch videos on it.

I have some call screener apps that help to block spam phone calls.

It's a versatile tool, like an electronic Swiss Army knife.

Jul 28, 2020 06:21 PM
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

It's not a digital assistant, but I would consider it to be a computer that fits in my pocket.

Jul 28, 2020 05:48 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. My cell phone actually has little use. 

Jul 28, 2020 04:36 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

My iphone certainly can be helpful with a whole host of stuff, business wise and in my personal life. But there are time when I am certainly too connected, but many times when I'm thankful I am.

Jul 28, 2020 04:06 PM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I wish it was my personnel assistant, then I could surf more.

Jul 29, 2020 03:13 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It can do a lot of things, Will, my issue is apps don't work the same on the phone as they are using a PC

Jul 29, 2020 12:39 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

A tool in our toolbox that we cannot do without! 

Jul 29, 2020 07:29 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

More like a personal PC.

Jul 29, 2020 06:21 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

It's come a long long way since the tin can and the string for sure. Great stills, don't use it for tuneage. The cell phone is constant contact and buyers, sellers need that NASCAR pit stop quick connection. It's a tool but I find the video channel is the virtual assistance because it clones the real estate agent. Instead of one at a time property showings, there are hundreds, thousands round the clock. You get cloned Will Hamm .

Jul 29, 2020 04:00 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

In a way, yes.

Jul 29, 2020 03:24 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

At times, it is my ball and chain.

Jul 29, 2020 10:32 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I had a PDA long before I had a phone attached to one.

Jul 29, 2020 09:16 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It sure does beat lugging a laptop around everywhere or being stuck at a desk all day Will! I enjoy the ease of communication it offers throughout the day.

Jul 29, 2020 05:14 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I think smart phones are overrated, but can be very useful.

Jul 30, 2020 10:03 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

at times, at other times I just want to turn it off.

Jul 29, 2020 07:32 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Will Hamm I think of it as my lifeline. Never leave home without it! 

Permanently attached and used for so many things to make my life more efficient.

Jul 30, 2020 11:33 PM