Where Do You Plan on Doing Most of Your Holiday Shopping?

 30th November 2015    David_Perlmutter

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Click here to take this week’s 24 hour, one question Twitter poll: Where Do You Plan on Doing Most of Your Holiday Shopping? The poll is open until December 1st at 7:00 pm EST. We’ll post the results on the QuantumListing Blog on Wednesday.

David Perlmutter is the author of the QuantumListing Blog and publisher of the QuantumListing App. He is also the owner of Perlmutter Properties Inc. in White Plains, NY.

Meet with Us at ICSC New York National Deal Making #NYnDM

 30th November 2015    

Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 2.47.09 PMQuantumListing will be at the ICSC New York National Deal Making on December 7th and 8th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. We’ll be in Booth 368, which we are sharing with Benbrooke, Admiral Real Estate, and Perlmutter Properties.

Click to schedule an appointment to learn more about QuantumListing or you can also call us at 914-470-5719. Stop by to pick up a microfiber screen cleaner, too, and give us your card and we’ll set you up with a year’s free Premium Membership. We hope to see you there!

Gifts to Get Yourself

 27th November 2015    

Here is the QuantumListing Holiday Guide for Gifts to Get Yourself. Because, if you don’t get it for yourself, can you really count on anyone else to get it for you? Best of all, no wrapping is required!

1. Because you’ve always wanted to fly

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone
2. Because you are the Number 1 Fanboy

Apple iPad Pro (128GB, Wi-Fi, Silver) – 12.9″ Display
3. Because you aren’t

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)
4. Because you’ve always wanted a personal assistant named Alexa

Amazon Echo
5. Because taking 360 Degree 3D photos is sooooo coooool
Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera (Black)
6. Because you need a way to look at those 360 Degree 3D photos

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition – Virtual Reality – for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge
7. Because you need a closing pen

Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique Ballpoint Pen 164 Black with Gold Trim
8. Because it will make your life incrementally better

Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
9. Because you need to bring your kids up to speed before The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]
10. Because personal space is important

Sony MDR1A Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones (Black)

 David Perlmutter is the author of the QuantumListing Blog and publisher of the QuantumListing App. He is also the owner of Perlmutter Properties Inc. in White Plains, NY.

A Cornucopia of Opportunity

 25th November 2015    

cornucopiaThere is a cornucopia of opportunity in the commercial real estate app realm, as is supported by the results of the One Question Poll we conducted on Twitter over the last twenty four hours. One hundred thirty one people responded, which was almost two and a half times the number that responded to our previous One Question Poll, Is the term disruption overused or misused in commercial real estate?

The question asked was “Do you use any commercial real estate apps?” The poll had four possible responses: On my iPhone or iPad, On my Android device, On my Windows phone, or Not at all. 13% of the respondents use CRE apps on their iPhone or iPad, 6% on their Android device, 0% on their Windows phone, and 81% don’t use mobile CRE apps at all.

According to a comScore report, as of July 2015 Android is the top U.S. smartphone platform for ages 13+, with 51.3% of subscribers. Apple follows with 44.2% and Microsoft with 2.9%, leaving 1.4% for Blackberry and Symbian. So, why the disconnect between the number of Apple and Android devices out there and the usage in commercial real estate? A January 2014 Business Insider article makes the case that Android users largely use their phones as “dumbphones.” Apple users are the ones downloading and using apps like crazy. Androids are widely regarded as superior for gaming, but Apple has the edge on everything else.  Windows phones don’t really enter the conversation at all. And, of all apps on all platforms, it’s no surprise that Facebook is the most dominant of all, with  73.3%  of all smartphone users having downloaded it.

Turning to the 81% of respondents that don’t use any CRE apps at all one could see that as either discouraging or a great opportunity. Being an optimist and an entrepreneur, I choose the latter! Looking at the iTunes App Store, of the top 200 Business apps, only LoopNet appears on the Free list at #163 and Barrons Dictionary of Real Estate Terms on the Paid list, coincidentally also at #163. This reinforces the poll results that there is not a lot of traction yet among commercial real estate practitioners for using industry dedicated apps. I find this a little surprising because so many of us spend so much time outside of our offices.  Had I known this before I started developing QuantumListing would I still have done it? The answer is an emphatic yes.

I’d rather get to the market too early than too late. As I’ve previously written, as native phone users enter the industry, they’ll seek out mobile solutions since that is a work mode with which they are inherently comfortable. And, I believe they will bring their more senior peers along with them as they see that the mobile CRE apps make them more productive. The net result is that we mobile app developers have a cornucopia of opportunity ahead. It’s our job to ease the pain points that we perceive in the industry, and get the word out on how we can help our real estate colleagues continue to succeed.

Best wishes to all for a Happy Thanksgiving!

David Perlmutter is the author of the QuantumListing Blog and publisher of the QuantumListing App. He is also the owner of Perlmutter Properties Inc. in White Plains, NY.

 

 

New One Question Poll: Do You Use any CRE Apps?

 24th November 2015    

Check back tomorrow for the results!

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