Roy Kelley (Retired)

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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

My vote - if it "ain't " broke don't fix it!

Apr 25, 2016 12:16 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm a firm believer in "if it works, don't mess with it".... but what do I know!!!

Apr 25, 2016 12:12 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm using Windows 10 with Office 2010 -- upgraded a couple of years ago from 2007. But I haven't thought about going to Office 2016 and probably won't until I have no excuse.

Apr 25, 2016 01:13 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I would keep it. There isn't much difference in the upgrade I think.

Apr 24, 2016 11:59 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Roy Kelley I'm using Microsoft Office 2010 with Windows 10. I don't see a need to upgrade to Office 2016.

Apr 24, 2016 11:50 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

In the past, when I've upgraded Office, I've found that there are bugs that haven't been worked out yet. So my advice would be not to rush to update, unless there's a feature in 2016 that you've just gotta have.

Apr 24, 2016 11:44 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I usually don't upgrade if everything is working okay.

Apr 24, 2016 11:44 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't know of any features in 2016 that I would even use.

Apr 24, 2016 11:33 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have a apple computer don't have to worry about windows 10.

Apr 24, 2016 11:26 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I still use an older version of Office too, I believe it's 2010. The only program I update every 2 years is Quickbooks. There's an extra step in opening newer docs from newer Office versions, but it all works for me so far.

Apr 24, 2016 11:02 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I have Office 2016 and do not know the true answer; have found Google offers for free very similar products and have been using them with no problem.

Apr 24, 2016 10:58 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have Windows 10 on my laptop, and prefer 2007.

Apr 27, 2016 12:22 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not upgraded to Windows 10

Apr 25, 2016 09:48 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Stay with your current version until you have problems with it. 

Apr 25, 2016 07:34 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Roy. We have Windows 10 on our laptops, the are both less than 6 months old. Our old ones had Windows 7, which was easy to use and would have changed if we didn't buy new computers.

Apr 25, 2016 06:37 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

When I bought the new laptop with Win 10 preinstalled, I was running Office 2010 which was fine for me but did the free trial of Office 365. I liked the fact that it can be accessed from a PC, tablet or phone plus some features so went with the $99.99/year subscription for 5 users.   

Here's a link from Microsoft to a comparison of plans and features.

https://products.office.com/en-us/compare-microsoft-office-products-b

If you like '07 and it fits your needs, stay with it. If you're not sure, you can do the free trial of Office 365 and decide for yourself.

 

 

Apr 25, 2016 02:41 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roy Kelley - well, every new version comes with some extra features - and some bugs, too.

Apr 25, 2016 01:23 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If Office is still working for you then i wouldn't change. If you are having problems with it intergrating then a change may be in order.

Apr 25, 2016 12:25 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Microsoft.com might be able to tell you why you should give them more money.

Apr 25, 2016 10:25 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm with Jennifer on this!  If it ain't broke... break it!  I mean don't fix it!

Apr 25, 2016 08:55 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I can't suggest what you should do Roy, but I'm not upgrading...

Apr 25, 2016 08:25 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As long as 07 is still working stick with it.

Apr 25, 2016 08:08 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I did not upgrade to a new one as well and probably will stay with an older version since it is quite enough for my needs. 

Apr 25, 2016 06:42 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

We still have Office 2007 and Office 2013 on Windows 10 pro, 7 pro, and xp pro.  Not really different unless your a hard core user on things like Excel or Access.  For us, it's mainly light Word or Publisher use with some basic Excel spreadsheets.  I've used Office 365 too, which is pretty nice.  Not really a Google Docs lover.  Not sure I like how Google makes money by going through your data to sell it off to "trusted third parties" for advertisng.  Yes, I read their 'terms of use' in its entirety.  Seems a little dangerous when dealing with our customer personal information.

Apr 25, 2016 06:35 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I'm with Jennifer Mackay on this answer, but you know at some point those greedy bastards at MS will stop supporting Office 2007 by making it no longer compatable with your OS

Apr 25, 2016 04:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If it's working well, no reason to update.

Apr 25, 2016 03:58 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I was wondering the same thing

Apr 25, 2016 01:39 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I agree with other answers that if it works, keep it!

Apr 25, 2016 01:16 AM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

x2 for "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

If you do want to upgrade, though, you might also want to weigh some of the pros/cons of moving to Office 365 vs. Office 2016

Apr 25, 2016 01:02 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy,

Apple here.  A

Apr 24, 2016 11:56 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For my purposes...2007 works just fine.

Apr 24, 2016 11:40 PM
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Denise Amara
FlyerCo - Coral Springs, FL
Driven by helping others achieve success!

Hi Roy,

Couple initial questions for you.

1) How large is your staff?

2) How has the adoption of Windows 10 been going for you far?

The reason for the first question, is that with Office 365, as it is called, with one purchase, it allows you to install the Office product on upto 5 computers.

It also provides for 1TB of online cloud storage, which if used right, can be a great tool to share documents online, and provide access to them from any smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer.

The reason for the second question, is that if your staff has had no issues changing to Windows 10, then the new interface that comes with Office 365 would be of no issue.

Feel free to aask any follow up questions.

Sincerely,

Denise

 

 

Apr 24, 2016 11:39 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I use Mac!

Apr 24, 2016 11:38 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have not yet changed to Wndows 10.  

Apr 24, 2016 11:25 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think the biggest thing is the bility to open something written in the new format. I know some forms i have sent to clients, they coudl not open as they had teh older version without any updates. 

Apr 24, 2016 10:49 PM