System Requirements

Tools you need to work successfully with your clients, fellow agents and staff.  The list below is divided up by hardware, software, and services that are required and recommended. Note: This is a current snapshot of what is required to be today's real estate professional and will be modified from time to time so you may want to check back to see what else is on the list.

Required Hardware

  • Laptop
    • 2008 or newer
    • Tablet Functionality Optional
      • For signing offers in the field
    • Needs a good graphics chipset
      • NVidia 9000 Series or better (highly preferred - especially if you don't have a desktop with a good graphics card)
      • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300 Series or better
    • Webcam (minimum)
    • Larger Screen (15" minimum)
    • Windows Vista or better preferred
    • 2 Gigs of memory minimum
    • CD Burning Required / DVD Burning Optional
    • New Macs running Parrallels for Windows specific applications
  • Printer / Scanner / Fax
    • Under $200 typically
    • Automatic Paperfeeder for scanning in contracts and or faxing
  • USB Headset
  • Digital Camera / Tripod is helpful.
    • Any newer Digital Camera should work well
  • Smartphone
    • Preferrably the iPhone 4 or newer with latest iPhone OS
      • Many of the products that are "Web 2.0" have applications that interface with the iPhone.
  • Good newer clean automobile
  • Note:  Convertible laptops. Fold-outs, tablet PCs, ones with detachable keyboards may have issues logging into the Cloud Office.   Some Dell computers may crash the cloud office with a runtime Visual C++ error.  There is no fix at this time, but Avaya is working on it.

Optional Hardware

  • Portable Printer
    • Print Contracts in the field
    • Hook up to cars electrical system
  • Desktop Workstation
    • Larger Monitor or Monitors
      • 25" 1920 x 1080 displays are under $270. The additional landscape will improve your ability to work dramatically.
    • You may want to hook your existing laptop to its own keyboard, monitor and mouse combination for efficiency.
      • Many laptops have docking stations for easy hookup

Required Software

Optional Software

  • Photo Editing
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements
    • Free Online Photo Editing (one at a time)
  • Web Presentations

Required Services

  • High Speed Internet
    • Get the higest upstream and downstream you can afford (under $50/month in metro areas)
    • Minimum 500 kbs up / 3 Mbps down
    • Test your current download speed at SpeedTest.net

Optional Services

  • Google Voice Phone Number
    • Manage who can call you and when they can call you
    • Voicemail to Text / Text messaging
    • Free Long Distance anywhere in the U.S. (except Alaska and Hawaii)