Technology is an incredibly important part of the real estate business. I just got back from a three-day seminar in New York called ME Connect. They cover the latest technology in the real estate industry, and here are the top three trends that I learned about:
1. Drones. Everyone knows about drones and drone photography. I already use drones with my listings. Drones can provide aerial footage of your house, giving buyers a better idea of how big the yard is, where the house is in relationship to the town, and other special features. Drone videos and photography give people a real sense of the community.
2. 360° cameras. I certainly plan to implement 360° cameras this year. This camera takes a 360° view of your house to create a virtual tour. Buyers looking at homes online can see every aspect of every room. They can really get a sense of what it would be like to live in the house without leaving the comfort of their own.
3. Virtual reality. Like the 360° camera, virtual reality masks allow buyers to get a full view of your home. They will feel like they are really there, even if they might be looking at your home from their apartment or office.
If you are a buyer who would like to get a virtual tour of a listing before you actually go out to see it, let me know. I can ask the listing agent if I can put together some 360° images for you.
If you have any other questions about the latest real estate technology or about the home buying or selling process, give me a call. I would be happy to help you!