With the advent and astronomical growth of the internet, most business processes have changed. Players in the real estate market have however mostly clung to the traditional way of doing business. In recent years, however, there has emerged a small but growing clique of online estate agents who are disrupting the way of conducting business is done in this line of work. Why are online estate marketers so popular?
1. They Help You Save Money
Online agents tend to operate through websites which act as their office as well as property showroom. It goes without saying that running an online business is cheaper compared to operating in conventional physical office locations. Online agents therefore have more cash outlay that they usually invest in other business platforms and ideas to the benefit of clients.
2. They Charge Fixed Fees
Today, if you carry in-depth research, you will find that most online agents offer their services at a fixed fee as opposed to other agents who offer services at varying rates. Theoretically speaking, no matter the number of prospective buyers who view properties showcased on a website by an online agents, the cost will always be same. The fact that prospective home buyers only contact agents when they are truly interested in purchasing a property means that these professionals can offer services at heavily reduced rates.
3. You Can View Property Listings Virtually
Real estate sales were revolutionized when property agents were able to offer prospective buyers property viewings through recorded videos. Today, viewing houses has been made especially easy by the advent of technology such as drones and 3D models that can make you feel as if you are actually viewing a house in person though you are miles away. When dealing with an online agents, it means that you only arrange a physical viewing when you have already made up your mind that you like the property. This is because you can explore how a property looks, facts surrounding the property and rates online. Essentially, with these professionals, a physical viewing is essentially a confirmation that you want to buy the house in questions.
4. The Choices Are Numerous
The fact that house in any part of the world can be listed online means that online agents tend to offer more choice to prospective buyers. Further, they also have a bigger reach compared to real estate agents who are housed in traditional offices. On spending more on advertising, online agents tend to attract more viewership of their listings which in turn translates to more sales.
5. More Convenience
Given that most people have busy schedules and cannot to set aside time to view all listings available in their chosen neighborhood, online agents offer more convenience to prospective home buyers since they can learn all they want about the home that they want to purchase while still undertaking their day to day duties.
6. They Offer Real Time Advice
Though traditional property agents can still answer the queries that you have about a property listing, their means of communication are limited compared to online agents. With online agents, you can ask all the queries that you have about a listing that you like and get the answers that you want in real time. Some of the popular platforms typically used to answer FAQs by online real estate agents include phone calls, chatbots and online communication platforms like Skype, Twitter and Facebook.