Today, technology is continually advancing and offering tons of new solutions for businesses across every industry, including the real estate industry. Technology can be integrated into the real estate process to a variety of purposes, from making the home process easier to helping solve core business needs. Continue reading for just a few of the tech trends that real estate agents should take advantage of today.
Virtual Staging Software
Listing photos that are poor quality usually just don’t cut it today. Luckily there are apps for enhancing your photos and virtually staging a home to entice prospects. These types of programs are a great tool for creating dream spaces that prospective home buyers will love. The program, BoxBrownie, among many others, offers virtual staging and photo enhancing capabilities, so you’ll always have great listing photos.
Document Signing Applications
Meeting with clients to sign documents is sometimes an inconvenient and time-consuming process. Luckily, today there are online document signing applications that make it much easier. Applications like DocuSign and HelloSign prevent you from having to coordinate busy schedules with your clients. Instead, clients are able to easily sign and send important documents from wherever they are. Just like with VR technology, these apps are especially useful for clients who live far away.
One of the biggest technology trends taking over the real estate industry today is virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. They are becoming a popular method of showing homes to clients without physically needing to be inside the house. The application, Matterport, offers the ability to create immersive 3D virtual walkthroughs. This is a great tool particularly for attracting clients who live far away and are unable to view a home in person.
Automated Customer Service
Live chat technology, such as the software FreshChat, provide customer support through the help of artificial intelligence technology. It prompts your website visitors with a live chat option for any of their questions. When visitors ask questions, the chatbots can send automated responses for routine questions or forward the questions to you. Customer service tools like this one, make for a more streamlined customer service system and also entice prospective clients to engage with you.
Taking advantage of just a few of these technology trends can improve your overall business process and help you stay relevant even with today’s changing technology. Don’t forget to stay on the lookout for even tech programs and apps to use in 2019!