Real estate technology does more these days than simply list a home for sale on a realtor’s website. Now, homeowners can take part in the fun too!
The following five websites offer great little sales tools, geared towards both home buyers and sellers:
A fantastic resource for homeowners searching for their next (or first) “dream house”. Information on schools (retrieved from the website Greatschools.com), crime statistics, market conditions, local amenities and even connections to local brokers is available on this comprehensive website.
Using augmented reality technology (think Star Wars’ holograms - sort of)via the user’s iPhone, a home buyer can hold up his device, pointing the camera at the street or house he wants information for, such as its status as a foreclosure, or as a recent sale, the information will be displayed on the screen, giving details which are part of the public records.
As our population continues to age, the desire for technology like this will become even more pronounced. Individuals who want to continue to live alone, despite the fears of their family members, can now do so, with the aid of this technology. Using wireless technology, an individual’s activities are monitored for signs of life and health. For example, a report will include information such as the last time the individual ate, went to the bathroom, etc.
Using a survey which asks questions like “Moving means I would have to let go of my family and friendships”, this website helps individuals who are considering a move to an age-restricted community decide if it is the right move for them.
And for some peace in the household once everyone has moved in - an app for your Android phone which will allow you to rearrange the furniture - virtually! Of course it can’t move the furniture for you once you decide where you want everything, but that’s why you borrowed your son’s “gym rats”, right?
Great article Anita. These sites can be helpful for agents, consumers and real estate investors.
Thanks Donna. I especially like applications for smart phones because everyone is really on the go a lot these days.