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appraisalde

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Some people use dry-erase boards, day planners, PDA's, or Post-Its all over the place. I was wondering what you specifically do to stay on top of your daily life including, inspections, doctor/dentist/family appointments, due dates, etc. I tried a paper planner and didn't have much luck, and now am thinking of trying out the old PDA I have never used....I guess for me it needs to be handy enough to have with me all the time and not large and cumbersome.
 

TC

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I started out in 2001 with a Palm Pilot, now I use the Palm Treo cellphone. It's a great way to keep track of everything and it syncs with the Palm program in your computer.

It also can be used as a back up camera; it replaced my MLS keypad; for all you geeks you can load in the HP calc program; get a pair of headphones and you can listen to tunes.

I never leave home without it.

TC
 

Ray Miller

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I have a paper appointment book. Goes everywhere I go. I still not up on this fancy stuff with puter, note books, palm things and etc. I want to see it written out so I can get my teeth into it.

To many button to push and remember which one to push.
 

Kali the Boston Terrier

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I use outlook, and I have it bluetooth sync with my tablet in the field. I also have a full time assistant...that helps too.
 

cgjerdetu

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I am not appraising right now, but I am using top producer. Since it has a lot of features that an appraiser wouldn't necessarily need, I think either using outlook or maybe act would work well. I always just used a paper calendar to schedule appointments and plan my day. The skill I most want to improve this year is calendaring my time. It would have been very helpful to me as an appraiser as well.
 

TC

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The skill I most want to improve this year is calendaring my time.


Sorry CG,

But I hate the *******ization of the English language.

I set priorities, I don't prioritize.

I met people at a seminar, we didn't seminar.

I set appointments, I don't calendar.


calendering is the process of smoothing the surface of the paper by pressing it between rollers. Uncalendered papers — those not made smooth by calendering — have a less smooth texture.

Ah, what do I know, where's frickin' Hatch when you knead him.

TC
 

icisic7

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TC, :).

(Frikkin' 10 character minimum.)
 

marc paolella

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Blackberry plus Bluetooth plus Outlook 2007. Always in sync. Always know what I have to do and when. Always have all my contacts with me everywhere I go.
 

Hamlet

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I set appointments, I don't calendar.


Hey, TC, do you do lunch? :rof: :rof:
 

TC

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No, Baby, but meet me for breakfast and I'll pancake you.

TC
 
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