The current Coronavirus pandemic has sent many of our ‘normal’ events into a tailspin, and traditional real estate practices like open houses have been halted. But there is a silver lining: interest rates are at a historical low, and while many of us are stuck inside, technology is helping combat social distancing, especially for real estate. The real estate industry remains in motion, and our websites offer a number of features that support both buyers and sellers – and all of them can be accessed from the comfort of your home!
Find Your New Home Right Now
For many real estate markets across the US inventory is low, meaning those looking to buy need to be ready to make an offer. Our websites make it easy to search your desired area from your desktop or mobile device; whether you’re looking at a specific city, zip code, neighborhood, school district, know the specific address or just looking to do a general map search, our websites’ search can search it all. Mobile search is also supported – if you’re driving around your desired area, the search can use your current location to pinpoint nearby properties for sale.
It’s important for buyers to know they’re getting the most up-to-date information for their preferred real estate market – our sites are a reliable source for the newest listings and property price changes because of the completeness of the MLS data. Our listing display pages have all the information you could want for every property. From information about price and specific details about beds, bathrooms, square feet and more, there’s also demographic information like school and community data. You also have an easy way to request information, schedule a showing, view a virtual tour or print a property flyer right from the listing.
As a buyer, you want to be at the forefront of real estate news for your desired area. Our websites allow you to register for a free account where you can save searches, favorite properties, get automated market information reports for a chosen area; you can email your agent and even sign up for notifications for new properties and properties that have been updated with new photos or price changes. You also have the ability to choose how often you’d like to receive email updates on the latest information.
Selling Is Easy Too
Most websites are created with the buyer in mind, but my website and technology offers advanced advantages to the seller. Sellers can use our websites to share a vast amount of information about their homes. For those serious sellers wanting a quick sale, each listing can support a virtual tour or virtual open house, allowing buyers a way to experience your home virtually.
If you list with an agent on our platform, your agent can also offer an online seller report, which provides useful information on how a property has performed on his/her site. The report includes search results views, listing map preview counts, listing detail views, how many times the property was saved to favorites and how many times it was included in listing emails. Pair this with the valuable market watch report – which provides you with details on a specific area (number of homes for sale, average list price, number of new properties on the market, number of listings off market, number of sold homes, the average sale price and median sale price), and as a seller, you will have access to an immense amount of information that can help get your property sold.
Communication Is Key
Communication is an important part of the real estate industry and communicating with your agent via his/her website is quick and easy. There are multiple points of contact on each website, and because the site is mobile friendly, any time you access it via a phone or tablet and click on a phone number, it will automatically call your agent.
You can also reach your agent directly through individual listings and on the map search itself. If you sign up for a free account, you can also send direct messages to your agent through the client dashboard. Your agent is always readily available!
While many of us have had to put certain aspects of our lives on hold, the real estate industry is still going strong. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new home or are looking to sell, you can still do so! Take advantage of all our sites have to offer, and don’t forget your agent is there to help you through every step of the way.