About Amin Delawalla
has been in the Real Estate business, first as an investor and then as a Realtor for over 10 years.
moved to the Emerald Coast of Florida in 2005 from Atlanta, Ga. After 20+ years of managing multiple restaurants he
opted to move to the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida to enjoy the beautiful beaches he
always visited but was sad when it was time to leave and go home.
With him, Amin
unique style of doing business with a "Hands On, Customer First" attitude and his
business skills of negotiating a deal, work ethic and Integrity.
This style of treating every customer as a "Priority" and his "Dedicated Work Ethic" has enabled Amin to become the "Top Agent" in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and 2010.
Amin is also a very active member of the local community and serves on the Board of Directors for Children's Volunteer Health Network and The Walton Education Foundation.
Please read what Amin's previous customers have said about him under the Testimonials link of this website.
Now, with his
desire to be mobile and more efficient, Delawalla
is transforming the way business is done, using his
iPad and its wireless 3G connection while on the go.
Having bought the iPad specifically for work, he
told The Log, â€œI love the mobility and the freedom it allows me to have.â€
Delawalla, a sales associate at Pelican Real Estate and Development Co., said he bought his first Mac
said that while on the job, he
uses mostly the mortgage calculator, tax estimator and property evaluator, which allows him to evaluate a propertyâ€™s potential expenses and cash flow.
When asked whether he
thought the iPad would change the way real estate professionals operate, Delawalla
replied, â€œabsolutely.â€ â€œI think they are talking about some new apps in the future that would allow people to review contracts on the screen and even sign them,â€ he
added. â€œIdeally, I would like to see something that not only allows us to access things online, but allows us to do things even more efficiently, and to have storage capacity.â€
Not only does his
iPad help him on the run; he
even spends time in the office using it.
Itâ€™s not uncommon to see Delawalla
giving a personal demonstration to one of his
doesnâ€™t mind the attention the iPad draws from peers and clients, he
said it wonâ€™t be long before â€œthe savvyâ€ agents head to the store and buy their own.
Although the iPad has allowed Delawalla
to become more mobile and shave a couple of hoursâ€™ worth of additional office time out of his
continues to work just as hard â€" if not harder.
â€œI just find more things to do with the time I have saved during the day,â€ he
said jokingly. â€œI am probably working more now.â€
was featured in the Technology Section in the
The two biggest reasons Amin Delawalla, a sales associate with Pelican Real Estate and Development Co., Inc. in Destin, uses his iPad in his real estate business are its 3G connection and the screen size. â€œWith the 3G connection, you donâ€™t need a wireless connection in order to get on the Internet, and the screen size of the iPad allows me to show buyers bigger photos of listings while weâ€™re on the go,â€ says Delawalla.
If Iâ€™m out with buyers, I can pull up the homes on the MLS
, map them and show buyers what else is available in the area that might meet their criteria,â€ says Delawalla
, who does this all on the go.
says itâ€™s also handy when showing out-of-the-area buyers where shopping and restaurants are in relation to the properties that they are interested in.
4. Calculate costs.
Using downloads to his
uses a mortgage calculator, tax estimator and other financial apps. â€œIf the buyer is close to making a decision, I can pull up tax information from the Internet and figure out mortgage costs immediately.
If they love a house, you donâ€™t have to wait to go to the office,â€ he
says. â€œI use an app [SETCO] that helps me calculate all the closing fees for a customer â€" doc stamps, mortgage, intangibles tax, title cost and more.â€
also uses Property Evaluator, an app that allows users to evaluate a propertyâ€™s potential expenses and cash flow. â€œThis is very useful for buyers who want to purchase properties to rent,â€ he
5. Access forms.
While heâ€™s not able to access the forms via Safari, he
does have them saved in PDF format on his
iPad. â€œI use Google Docs, which I can access through my Internet browser,â€ he
says. â€œI have a printer app [PrintCentral] that allows me to print the forms on a wireless mobile printer.â€
A true Apple lover, Delawalla
has an iPhone, a MacBook Pro laptop and an iPad, which he
syncs instantly using MobileMe ($99/year). â€œMy assistant can enter an appointment on her
computer, and it automatically goes to my phone, laptop and iPad.â€
The drawback is that itâ€™s pricey. â€œYou can buy an iPad cheaper without a 3G connection but thatâ€™s not efficient.
So, expect to spend about $800 for the iPad, a case and all the apps you may need.â€ In addition, users pay between $15 and $30 per month for a data package, similar to what youâ€™d get with a smart-phone.
finds the biggest benefit to be that it â€œallows me to sync contacts, e-mails and appointments among all of my electronics, and it allows my assistant to access that information as well.