Buying and selling a house is a lot different than what it was in the 1980s or the 1990’s. This was the pre-internet era when property ads were posted on newspapers. You did not have the luxury of watching videos of the places you’d chosen – you had to visit every single house to inspect it and rely on a miracle for everything to turn alright. Fast forward to the current scenario where almost 92% of home purchases are made through the internet. In fact, some real estate investors refuse to list your house unless you have uploaded images and provide a virtual tour of the property. If you are looking for some help in the technology aspect, here’s how technology can help to sell your house:
With real estate commissions becoming unaffordable, people are now beginning to list their house on property websites. You have to login to your account to know about the people who’ve visited the page, the people who’d like to schedule a visit, etc. Homeowners don’t have to pay agent commission when prospective buyers choose to buy your property.
Most real estate agents refuse to list homes without professional photographs. You don’t have to spend a ton on professional photographers; a good camera will do the trick. And for added effect, record a video of your house and upload it on YouTube. Send the link to the estate agent, or upload it to social media to share it with friends. A friend or family member can help you sell the house by sharing it on their profile.
How about uploading your property on Google Maps? This allows prospective buyers search what’s around the property and look for facilities they require.
Most brokers now allow people to view and sign online documents. You can either sign in to your account or view it through a phone app. Buyers and sellers no longer sit across the table discussing the documents they require for the next meet. You just have to open an app on your phone and get this done.
You don’t have to list your house on multiple listings. A single website that syndicates multiple listings will do the trick. For example, log on to Zillow, Trulia, or Realtor to allow multiple sites to be populated with images.
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