How is Virtual Reality Transforming the Real Estate Industry



Technology has changed the people’s perception of the world by either generating a new environment for them to cross or by providing them with a tunnel to all corners of the world they would never otherwise got a chance to visit in their lifetime. Virtual reality, briefly defined as a computer-simulated environment, has transcended social […]

Technology Can Get You Through the Home Buying Process Despite the Pandemic



While the COVID-19 pandemic may make for a less-than-traditional home-buying experience, it doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams of homeownership on hold.  The technology available to deliver a contactless home-buying transaction, from search to close, is not new, but its adoption has certainly spiked with the pandemic as more sellers and buyers seek […]

DocuSign CEO Dan Springer says no slowdown in real estate



Real estate agents might not be able to meet face to face with clients and show them around homes in-person any more, but that doesn’t mean that home buying activity has been completely curtailed. On the contrary, DocuSign CEO Dan Springer says his company hasn’t seen any decline in real estate activity on the company’s […]

Redfin reports rise in offers from virtual tours only



With most buyers resorting to virtual tours as the only way to actually see inside a listed home during the coronavirus outbreak, one might be forgiven for thinking that home buying activity is all but dead. But in actual fact, many real estate brokerages are still doing business, with Redfin reporting that some 12% of […]

LEADER’S EDGE TRAINING WILL PROVIDE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WITH FREE ACCESS TO ITS AGENT SUCCESS APP



Leader’s Edge Training, which has helped more than 50,000 real estate professionals over the last three decades, is now offering its Agent Success App to all brokerages and agents for free. “As the impact of the coronavirus spreads, we wanted to do something to bolster the industry,” said Chris Leader, founder of Leader’s Edge Training. […]

The U.S. shuts down, but home selling goes on



Even as COVID-19 forces mass closures across the United States, home selling is still happening. That’s according to Redfin, which says real estate professionals have quickly adapted to working from home. Redfin said it saw a 494% increase in requests for agent-led video tours last week, following an 80% increase the week before. Most of […]

Virtual tours catch on as Coronavirus outbreak spreads



Real estate professionals are increasingly opting for virtual tours to show off their listings as the coronavirus outbreak continues to cause fear in the U.S. The move comes as Leonard Steinberg, chief evangelist and corporate broker at Compass, called for a two-week moratorium on in-person home showings. Meanwhile, Redfin’s CEO Glenn Kelman has said his […]

RE/MAX Platinum Realty Launches the RE/MAX Real Estate Search App



 RE/MAX Platinum Realty is one of the first RE/MAX franchises to employ the newly launched RE/MAX Real Estate Search App, which provides house hunters on the go with advanced home search tools.     RE/MAX Platinum Realty agents can invite customers to download the RE/MAX Real Estate Search App that is personally branded to the agent’s profile, […]

Realtor.com adds home price estimates to its listings



Realtor.com says it will display estimated property values from three different sources on listings at its website. The idea is to show a better range of estimated values, rather than just one number that may be inaccurate. The company is planning to use estimates from both data providers and insurance firms to put a value […]

Realtor.com launches noise indicator to help home buyers



Price, schools, commute times, crime rates and noise levels are the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new home, according to surveys of consumers by realtor.com. The first four are easy enough to determine from reports, but when it comes to noise levels, it’s tough for the average buyer to get any […]