Mobile technology has been a part of our lives for some time now and it has gradually started to become more of a prominent feature in most professional industries as well. One of the more recent sectors to embrace the use of mobile technology is property. So, how are real estate agents beginning to use mobile technology to improve the services they offer clients?
The gambling sector is one that really utilises the ability to communicate with customers through mobile messaging and push notifications. They use this feature because there are different deals and offers put forward by gambling websites every day in order to encourage client acquisition and retention.
Helpfully, there are sites available such as BonusFinder that provide information on sites like Betfred, PlayOJO and MrQ, which offer free spins no wagering promotions among others. Not only that, but online casinos will also send messages to clients either through email or push notifications in order to keep them updated on these deals.
The same tactic has been implemented by the property sector which has led to increased viewings of properties. Essentially, customers will input what they are looking for in a home onto a website (number of bedrooms, cost, location etc) and rather than checking that website every day, the real estate agents will send messages updating clients on what new homes that fulfil their criteria have become available.
It’s now possible for transactions worth up to millions to be carried out without the buyer ever even having to leave their home. With mobile technology and encrypted banking software, websites are able to effectively carry out large transactions without any risk. This means people buying from overseas will find the process a lot more straightforward as they will be able to pay for their property without actually having to travel to its location until the day of moving.
If a real estate agent has been sent to view a property in an area they are not familiar with, they no longer have to visit the actual area in order to get an idea of what it’s like. Thanks to the technology provided by Google Maps, it’s easy to navigate an area remotely and work out what the neighbourhood has to offer.
As such, agents are going to know how they should list a property and who they should be marketing it to. Not to mention, because of the new reliance on reviews as well, you can count on the reliable voice of locals when informing clients how much there is to do, safety, schools etc.
It seems that almost every industry in the world at this point embraces mobile technology in some form or another. One of the most recent to truly see its potential is the property sector as real estate agents all over the country have begun using push notifications to inform customers about houses, carrying out remote transactions and doing neighbourhood research.
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