The Tech Savvy World of Indianapolis Real EstatePosted by ICON Realty Team on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 8:13am.
Guest blog article by Andrew Hill @ www.austinhomelistings.com
Real estate is no longer the business it once was. Just a few short years ago, buyers and sellers could engage in real estate by simply looking for the “for sale” signs or calling a Realtor to tell them about the latest listings. But with the dawning of the internet era, real estate is an entirely different business altogether. Whether you are selling, buying or both, to succeed in this market, you need a tech savvy realtor on your side.
For Sellers- Having a Realtor who understands how the internet affects potential buyers is critical to getting your home sold quickly and for the best price possible. A tech savvy Realtor will employ a variety of methods to get your home the most internet exposure possible And with approximately 95% of all home sales beginning with an online search, the ability for others to search your home online is the most important part of the process. A tech-savvy agent will accomplish this through a powerful search option on their website. After all, when buyers arrive on a Realtor’s webpage, chances are they are not so concerned with which real estate team they are looking at, but are focused on finding a way to quickly look for homes in their area. To compete with other home sellers, a strong and easy to find home search is a must for the tech savvy realtor.
For Buyers- Your time and money are valuable, so why would you waste your resources on a Realtor who is unresponsive or one that can’t help you find the perfect home? A tech savvy Realtor will include both an easy way to contact them from their website as well as a search that can help you find your perfect home quickly and effectively. Another benefit of working with such an agent will be their social media presence. Whether they like to tweet, post, blog or a combination of social media activities, this lets you get to know who you’re working with and build a connection with them that will make the process much more enjoyable.
Clearly there are advantages to working with an agent who understands the internet. But how do you find such an agent? There are a few key elements you can look for.
- A good online search is a must. If you agent lacks this, you can be sure that you are not working with an agent who understand modern real estate
- Contact information- whether you are buying or selling, you want to be sure that others can easily contact your agent, otherwise potential deals could get lost or sent to another agent
- Social Media- a team that engages in social media shows that they are up to date with recent online trends
With this information, you should be well prepared to find the perfect agent for you. For those of you who are ready to start working with a truly tech-savvy agent today, be sure to contact the ICON Realty Team for all of your real estate needs!
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