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To make things just a bit EASIER!

If you are like me, I carry my camera everywhere. Pictures for my listings, pictures of the neighborhood, or like what I am also doing, LOTS of BPO's.

Here is the problem I run into several times maybe a week. I take my pictures and have to wait till I get to a computer to upload my pictures. I have run into problems where I forget my card reader for the camera card. Would have to run home to get the card or just wait till I got home. Which would slow me down, and if you are like me are always on the go. So having to stop to go back home to get it is no use to me.

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So my husband got me this great Christmas gift to make things just a bit easier for me. Its a wifi camera card called the EyeFi. Basically how it works, if you are near a wireless network and if your camera is on, it will automatically upload your pictures to where you have it assigned to. You can have it upload to your home computer or sites like FLickr. It is the coolest thing. I was at home and the computer was on, I had my son taking pictures around the house and you would see within seconds the picture uploading to the computer.

Now there are several cards to the EyeFi, there is a 2Gb card that only does pictures and there is a 4Gb card that does video and pictures. Now the video will upload as well with the 4Gb card not the 2Gb.

I had to share this with all of you. Just to make things just a bit easier for you as my husband did for me. Leave it up to him to find something like this. When he went to go buy it at Best Buy, they looked at him like he was crazy. But he managed to find it there.

Hope this helps you! Have a Great New Year everyone!

Jeannette Neerpat

Comment balloon 64 commentsJeannette Neerpat • January 04 2010 12:44PM

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I just read about this yesterday on the Nikon website and I have to say I was going to order one and now that I see how much you love yours, I certainly will. Talk about a time saver. I was thinking when I go on vacation to somewhere like Disneyland where the cards fill up real fast!!!!

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 10 years ago

Todd I guess I have good timing!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) about 10 years ago

Hi Jeannette,

I hadn't heard of this. But I can certainly think of situations where it could be helpful. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Michael Cole (CPG Tours) about 10 years ago

Wow, I absolutely love this idea. I can see how it would save me a lot of headaches.

Posted by Julia Odom, Chattanooga Homes for Sale (Select Realty Professionals) about 10 years ago

Michael Its a life saver trust me!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) about 10 years ago

Very cool! Any idea what the cost is on average? Just wondering~

Posted by Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate (RE/MAX Elite) about 10 years ago

Julia You would love it!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) about 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a neat little gadget that would be very handy to have.

Posted by Lissa Uder, Your Lebanon MO Real Estate Agent (RE/MAX Next Generation, LLC) about 10 years ago

Vanessa the 2G was 50.00 and the 4Gb was 72.00. Trust me well worth it!

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) about 10 years ago

Sounds so cool and easy. I changed over to the cards that break down (in half) so you can insert them into your computers USB.  This is also a good possibilty.  Thanks!

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 10 years ago

With smart phones offering very high resolution photos and videos - this card is somewhat redundant!  I can take a great photo, crop it, enhance it with a HD app, and e-mail it or send it over the internet.  I can also upload my FLIP camera to my IPhone so I guess I don't see the value in this product!

Posted by Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant (Greater Boston Association of REALTORS) about 10 years ago

I have not heard about this. sounds like a great thing if you wanted to video a home, possibly?  Price is good. Will look into this. thanks for sharing!!  I learn so very much here on AR:)

Posted by Ginger Moore (Wilkinson & Associates Realty) about 10 years ago

What will they come up with next? I love the concept. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Kimberly Harris (Real Estate One,Macomb County, MI) about 10 years ago

Jeanette, thanks for sharing this info. I hadn't heard about the EyeFi before, but can certainly see how it can help. Best to you in 2010.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 10 years ago

What if you take your camera out of the country on vacation? Will you get hit with a huge data fee?

Posted by Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega (Chestatee Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the post! It's a great idea. I will definitely get one!

Posted by ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS. (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago
I bet I can have all my agents use this card and have all photo's upload directly to our server! Very cool - thanks
Posted by Tyler Brown about 10 years ago

I like It!

Posted by Mike McGraw, CRS, GRI, SRES (McGraw Real Estate Services) about 10 years ago

Jeanette, that's totally amazing! Thanks for sharing, technology is a great thing.  All the best for 2010!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 10 years ago

You,Weichert,

Everyone doesn't have a high quality smart phone with digital picture taking capability. Its nice to hear new ideas and have options. Some people prefer to take pictures with a camera and many cameras have capabilities way beyond a smart phone. So there IS a value to some people. Thanks Jeannette for putting it out there. I think it is a great product.

Posted by Bob in Baltimore about 10 years ago

That's pretty awesome! Wondering, is it a secure connection? Would hate for the photos to get sidetracked and ship to another spot! :)

Thanks for the share, I'll have to check that out for my boss who's on the road with BPO's all the time!

Posted by Ashley Sharum, Ebby Halliday Realtors (972.978.3109) about 10 years ago

I wonder if this works internationally? (Going to Uganda soon.)

Posted by Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder (The DiGiorgio Group) about 10 years ago

I hate the pain of loading my pics into my camera.  Then there are the non-real estate photos that never seem to make it to the computer until I spend some time going through the entire card for a clean-up.  Those prices are well worth it and I'll be going to Best Buy soon!  Thanks!

Posted by Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs (HomeSmart Realty Group) about 10 years ago

WOW.. thank you for sharing.  Now I have to give myself a belated Christmas present!!  LOL 

Posted by Inez Meehan (Keller Williams ) about 10 years ago

Totally cool! What will they think of next????

Posted by Teresa K. Nelson (Windermere Real Estate/HLC) about 10 years ago

Sounds like a cool gift.  One of my 2010 desired toys is a new digital camera

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Ashley How it works, when you buy the card you program it to upload to whatever site you want it to go to. So if it flickr you want it to go to then that is where it will go.

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) about 10 years ago

Joetta I would assume if there was a wireless network then there shouldn't be a problem. Go to there website its Eye.Fi and see if the answer is there.

Posted by Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate (CondoDomain.com) about 10 years ago

Wow!!!  Thank you for sharing.  I do a TON of BPO's and, recently, when I broke my foot and had my husband take the photos (the BPO companies want us to do them personally now, but couldn't for a few weeks) this would have been PERFECT - almost like I was actually there.  Instead, he would call me at every stop and also discuss each and every pix when I would upload the photos once he got home.  It took a lot of extra time (additional cost of the cast on the leg.)  Now that I'm mobile, I'm off to Best Buy!!!!!! 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 10 years ago

This is a great idea in general, especially if you have numerous computers and laptops that you would like to load pictures to and you don't want to install the camera's software on to each. Will it upload to more than one computer simultaneously?  Thanks for the tip!

Posted by Brandy Keener, ePRO, Realtor (Keller Williams Charleston West Ashley) about 10 years ago

That is way cool, thanks for sharing, it's not something I had heard of yet. It's hard to keep up with the latest technological gadgets these days, there' so much new stuff all of the time... Have a great and prosperous new year!

Posted by Jill Nelson, Interior Design (Jill Nelson Design Services) about 10 years ago

I hadn't heard of this before!  I just got a new camera for Christmas and have been taking a ton of pictures trying to learn the camera and transferring the photos is a bit cumbersome.  I'm going to look into this.  Thank you for the heads up!!

Posted by Charlotte Stilwell, Broker-Associate (Century 21 Hardee Team Realty) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the info. I've received some great tech tips on AR. I'll add this one to the list.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) about 10 years ago

Wow, that is SUPER cool!  Thank you for sharing!  Like Charlotte, I got a new camera for Christmas and while it beats the pants off of my old one, it's not perfect.  This product might just make it perfect! Excellent!

Posted by Carole L. MacCollum, Broker/Realtor 207-337-4792 (HOME AT LAST REAL ESTATE) about 10 years ago

Love it love it love it! Thank you soooo much for sharing! I bought into the Verizon mini laptop and broadband connection, but you still have to have all the stars lined up and you still have to remember your card reader, this will work as a cheaper substitute!

Posted by Barbara Adams, An experienced agent, means a great experience! about 10 years ago

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing this, Jeannette! -- Tanya in Montreal

Posted by Tanya Nouwens, Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager (RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. www.readysetsold.ca) about 10 years ago

This is a great step forward.  I just ran into this issue today where an out of state buyer was waiting for me to get back to my computer to upload photos for review before making an offer.  This will certainly change the way we work...................chris

Posted by Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate (RE/MAX Associates) about 10 years ago

Hi Jeanette,   What ?  How can this be !?  Outstanding tevhnology !    I'm off to Best Buy !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) about 10 years ago

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Jessica about 10 years ago

Janette, I just got a new camera for Christmas. Now I will purchase this to go with it. Thanks for sharing

Posted by Dolores "Dee" Mauriello, Realtor, Homes For Sale Wayne NJ (Keller Willaims ) about 10 years ago

Hi Jeannette - I'm a stickler for editing, but can still think of a few uses for this. Thanks for the tip!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 10 years ago

Sounds like a cool product. I just got a new digital camera for christmas that i keep in my car almost the time, but i bring it regularly to change batteries & upload pics.

Posted by Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523 (William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty) about 10 years ago

Handy tool - I had no idea there was such a gadget. Going to check it out!

Posted by Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri) about 10 years ago

I was on my way to Best Buy to get a card reader - now I'll look for one of these!

Posted by Bob Graham (Bob Graham) about 10 years ago

Hi Jeanette...Wonderful.  Sure is great for someone traveling without their computer although I don't leave home without my camera and my computer.  I'm going to check on Amazon to see if I can get it there.  That's always my first shopping spot.

Thanks,

Kate

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) about 10 years ago

Unbelievable how quickly technology is advancing!  I think it sounds great.

Is it compatible with all camera types?

Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) about 10 years ago

Jeanette...thanks for sharing this cool piece of techno!  Sounds great....I do tons of BPO's and can see a good use for this!

Posted by Sonya Loose, Helping Buyers & Sellers of Waterfront Property (Modern Realty) about 10 years ago

I had no idea.  I'll print this and share with the technical half of my partnership!  Thank you for spreading the word!

Posted by Beverly Femia, Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) about 10 years ago

I had no idea.  I'll print this and share with the technical half of my partnership!  Thank you for spreading the word!

Posted by Beverly Femia, Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) about 10 years ago

Wow! What a time saver!  I wonder if it's available online?

Posted by Kathy Opatka, Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches (RE/MAX CROSSROADS) about 10 years ago

Signing off, I'm going to Best Buy right now! I mean how great is that? Plus I have grown children, you know the kind that came with an Intel chip implanted.

Posted by Gloria Marina about 10 years ago

Awesome - thanks for sharing this with all of us!

May you have a great 2010!

Posted by Ceci Burklow (Pride of Texas Real Estate) about 10 years ago

 I've been wasting so much time downloading photos to my computer that I think this is great and I'd never heard of it.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) about 10 years ago

learning some thing new is always good....especially in the tech dept...thanks for sharing

Posted by Dana Devine (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

Sounds nice!  I use my iphone.  I take the pic or video, upload it to Flckr (mobile photos app), and I am finished.  Very convenient.

Posted by Cindy Abel, Broker/Owner - Las Vegas Homes and Real Estate (Southern Nevada Realty, LLC) about 10 years ago

I have never, ever heard of this. how cool...there are always a new gadget coming on all the time. i have to research and see how the cost is and is there a monthly fee. thanks.

Posted by Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux, Where Buying & Selling Works (Keller Williams Suburban Realty) about 10 years ago

Or an iPhone so you're always online!

Posted by Karen Rittenhouse, Real Estate Investor (www.JKKPropertyInvestors.com) about 10 years ago

I had never heard of this, but it sounds great....there are times when I shoot 2-700 pictures in a day...yes, i shoot a bit of everything everywhere...depending on what I'm doing...so this sounds really neat!

Posted by Sonja Adams (Samson Proprties) about 10 years ago

That is really neat!  I haven't heard of this before!

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) about 10 years ago

That might just work for me.  I will be going on line to check it out.

Posted by Scott Guay, Associate Broker. Ocean City and Ocean Pines MD (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty) about 10 years ago

Gotta love technology....

Posted by Dennis Puckett (Adams,Cameron & Co.) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the tip. It sounds like a real time saver. I'm off to check it out.

Posted by Kathie Burby, REALTOR, SFR, Tuolumne County Real Estate Guide (Coldwell Banker Mother Lode Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the recommendation. It sounds like a useful gadget.

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) about 10 years ago

Jeannette,

I was going through my friends list and noticed you haven't posted in forever, is everything alright? Hurricane didn't get you did it?

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

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