Now that technology is becoming integrated into CRE, one of the best things about working in the field is all of the cool things you get to play with. From gadgets that help you stay organized and prepared in your day-to-day life, from big boy toys like drones and cameras that make fieldwork fun, here’s a list of the best accessories to get as a gift for that special real estate tech nerd in your life.
An important part of working in real estate is going to job sites and taking professional photos of properties. Used to, snapping that perfect picture meant lugging around a bulky DSLR camera and various lenses, but with the Lumix FZ300 you’re able to take ultra-high quality real estate photos without the need for expensive lenses and heavy cameras.
Never let your special someone venture outdoors unprepared again by getting them the stylish Mission smartwatch by Nixon. This durable timepiece syncs up with Android and iOS devices to provide the wearer with a number of helpful functions, like setting reminders, answering messages, calling an Uber, and providing GPS navigation.
3. Apple Watch
Apple Watch functions similar to the Nixon, but it’s for iPhone users who love everything Mac. The Apple Watch comes in a number of different styles, so finding one that matches your tech lover’s preferences shouldn’t be hard at all. In fact, with the introduction of wireless charging for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, we’re talking a whole new game with endless possibilities.
Drones aren’t just for hobbyists these days, they’ve also become important work tools for a lot of real estate professionals. With a good drone and some steady flying, you can take incredible pictures and record some really good footage for your virtual tours. If you know a certain someone who takes a lot of pictures and videos of commercial buildings, the DJI Phantom is definitely a good choice for a gift. But remember, the GoPro is sold separately.
Know someone who’s always running out the door forgetting their wallet and keys? Well, Erisonic’s Bluetooth Wallet solves one of their problems by sending a smartphone alert whenever you’ve misplaced or forgot your wallet, making it an excellent gift for anyone who frequently leaves the office and is a little scatterbrained.
Not many things are more frustrating than having your cell phone die on you halfway through the workday. And in a field like CRE, your smartphone or tablet is more than just an electronic device – it’s your lifeline. These mobile gadgets are how professionals schedule their days, review documents, and coordinate with clients, so a dead phone can be terrible news for productivity. Fortunately, Anker’s PowerCore is able to charge your smartphones and tablets multiple times throughout the day if needed, keeping you well-connected to the outside world.
The holiday season is coming up and any of the gadgets on this list would make a perfect addition to tech geek working in real estate. What do you have on your list?