Property Management Going Mobile: Mobile Websites and Apps “Must-Haves” Now?

I was out to dinner the other night in Uptown Charlotte and saw the typical 21st century young, urban couple. They were dressed stylishly, moved with grace, were good-looking, and barely talked or looked at each other the entire time I saw them at the restaurant. Were they:

A. In a fight?
B. Shy mutes?
C. Engrossed with their mobile phones?

Of course, and sadly, the most probable answer in today’s world is C. I have a difficult time with this! I want to say, “Buddy, wake up! You’re with a good-looking woman; I can’t believe I have to tell you to look up and talk to her, instead of texting your friend, Chuck! What’s wrong with you?”

So, being a grown man, I had to decide whether to cry about this newer phenomenon or accept it. After some internal wrangling, I’m happy to report that my righteous indignation has passed and I’ve accepted this digitally-inspired apathy towards fellow humans as the “new normal”. So what does this consumer love affair with mobile phones mean to property managers?

It means we better get in the game in the mobile realm. Regular websites have worked really well for a while, but change has come again. New renters are going to want to use their smart phones to search for rentals near them (aided by GPS), fill out rental applications, pay application fees, and put down deposits. They want the whole rental process available from their mobile phones.

What specifically does this mean? It means we better have mobile websites that allow them to do this; the mobile websites need to include only succinct information potential renters would want when on the go. It also means we need a mobile application (a custom company “app”) that customers can put on their devices so we own some real estate on their phones. Trends show that home internet connections are on the way of landline phones; the new battleground is the mobile phone. We need to be on as many as possible.

A mobile website is critical when consumers search for property management companies from their smart phones. Will yours come up? If it does, can consumers easily find rental homes, contact you (even text you!), and do everything you want them to do (like they can when you see them in your office or when they are in front of their home computer?)

An app is critical to sealing the relationship with customers. How can they remember you when they are on their mobile phones? Your app (with your company logo) sitting with the rest of the apps they use everyday is a good start. This is a good way to build mindshare and also to make it easy for your customers to contact you and refer you to their friends. Not an apps believer? Apps are set to be a $36B business by 2015- a lot of people use them and will be using them!

Change is hard, but the mobile revolution is not going away. If making a property management company last long term is the goal, mobile websites and apps are now “must-haves”!

Free Mobile Games

After mobile phones hit the market, it wasn’t long before phones started to come equipped with games.

Among the famous mobile games available for free online are the following:

W Corporations: Easy to control, complete with game-save feature mobile; includes deadly weapons such as the uzi, mini gun, and rocket launcher. There are different types of enemies to defeat at certain levels. It has a complex plot, stunning graphics, and the use of cars is possible. W corporations’ game contains secret bonuses and comes with wav sound effects.

Karate Master: In this game you are Chen, the beginner in Martial Arts. Help him gain the desired black belt by earning the approval of the old master. Chen also has to earn the title “The Best Under the Sun” by winning all fights.

Conflict Global Storm: A game about global terrorism. Two men try to battle terrorists in techniques such as information retrieval, capture, rescue, and escort missions and sabotages that you have to play out. Conflict Global Storm is the third of its series.

FIFA 2005 Mobile Edition: In its newest isometric viewpoint, it allows the player to play realistically. Its features include action replays so you can review your best shots. The ability to pre-empt your opponent’s movements will give you a better shot at winning the game.

Colin McRae Rally 2005: Racing will never be the same once it hits your mobile phone. With its 3D graphics, you’ll definitely enjoy hours on your phone.

Mobile Instant Messaging: With the simultaneous connection to all selected systems, you can exchange messages with your friends through Yahoo, ICQ, AOL, MSN, and Jabber.

3D Pool: This 3D game will allow you to make your best shots. It will test your skills on strategy and will improve the way you take shots.

Jackpot: A casino game that gives you 100 dollars for play and an unlimited amount of cash in your pocket. A typical slots game. The goal is to get the most money. If you lose the money, you lose the game. Money is stored in the memory and can be checked in the menu.

Flight Sim Games You Have to Try

If you are addicted like we are to Flight Simulation games, you are probably wondering what the best games for you to try are. Well, look no further as we have some of our favorites and we think that you will like them too. So here are the Flight Sim games that we loved and would recommend to anyone interested in getting in a little game time.

One that we definitely recommend is Combat Flight Simulator 3. It’s created by Microsoft and promises you a trip of dodging the enemy and shooting the enemy. If you love blood and guts when you play then look no further. You have found your match. You’ll go through situation after situation changing tactics and proving your skill level.

The newest game on the market is YS Flight Simulator 20090611. This is another top pick for Flight Sim games. It should be since it’s new and technology has advanced a great deal. Fly a hundred different styles to complete each mission. It came out in July and on many websites, it’s free to download.

Many are raving that when it comes to Flight Sim games, they cherish the Flight Simulator X. It has audio that rivets you into thinking you actually are flying a plane. You have mission after mission. They really know how to get your adrenaline going. People who play this game have said that they have really outdone themselves this time as you feel totally in control.

These are just a few though. Trust us, there are many out there. It half depends on the Flight Sim games action that you’re craving. While some just want to fly the plane, others out there want the air combat battles that come with some of the games. Keep your eyes open and find that game that fits your flying style.