Do you need some last minute gift ideas? There is still a little time left to find the perfect holiday gift for the real estate professional you love.
Below is a list of 8 gift ideas that anyone in real estate would be happy have.
1. Tablet or iPad
The iPad debuted earlier this year and changed the way we use technology. 2011 will see tablets and slates dominate the tech market. While the iPad is great device, here is a list of 15 Alternatives To The iPad. Prices range from $249 to $2000.
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The Jambox is a small stereo speaker system which connects via Bluetooth to phones, computers, and other devices, and which doubles as a speakerphone. You can use it to listen to music, for games, movies, and conference calls. It sells for $199, measures 5.9″ by 2.2″ by 1.6″ and has a rechargeable battery that is good for up to eight hours.
3. A Pocket Camcorder
Online video and video blogs are growing at a rapid rate and is something that every blogger needs to start using. There are several good and inexpensive video recorders available. Here is a list of the Top 5 HD pocket camcorders of 2010 by PCWorld.
Be sure and read What you should read into stats about the growth of web video by AgentGenius.com if you have any doubts about the significance of online video.
4. A New Smartphone
Every real estate professional needs a smartphone. Whether to check email while out of the office, look up an electronic plat map, or get driving directions, a smartphone is a must have piece of equipment for the real estate professional today. Both the iPhone and Android phones are both good choices.
5. Tech Gloves
It is hard to use your smartphone while wearing gloves. Here are two types of gloves that help you stay productive while staying warm.
Dot Gloves feature a dot like surface on your finger tips so you can easily use your iPhone when it’s freezing outside.
Freehands Fleece Gloves. The figertip caps flip back to expose your thumb and index fingers so you can text and email without removing your gloves.
Run your gadget using the power of the sun. The Solio Mono costs $59.95 and works with 3200+ devices.
It is nice to listen to music while working and Pandora is a great service that lets you listen to almost any kind of music you want. A yearly subscription to Pandora costs $36.00 and gives you unlimited, ad-free listening and high quality audio. Check out all of the features at Pandora One.
8. An eReader
If you don’t want to spend $500+ on a tablet or iPad you might consider purchasing an eReader. eReaders give you access to all of your favorite real estate books right in the palm of your hand.
Amazon Kindle $139
Barnes & Noble Nook $149
Sony eReader $149
While a new smartphone still makes a great gift, tablets and slates will dominate the technology gifts this year.
Have you been good all year? What Christmas gifts will Santa bring you this year?