With the beginning of the advanced era brought on by the revolutionary tablet computers, the real estate industry is bound to undergo a major change in its business transactions. The latest devices have made it easier to present real estate to clients, helping them visualize the venues.
In a recent research carried out by California Association of Realtors, it has been concluded that of all the home buyers and sellers who use the Internet (almost 80% of buyers and 60% of sellers), responsiveness is the foremost aspect in selecting a realtor and in bringing the most satisfaction to buyers after a transaction.
There are several ways these tablets are helping realtors in their business transactions. One of these ways is that now realtors can show the layout of a room without depending on laptops or personal computers. This means that in reality one can show square footage and measurements of every room. Most people rely on images and visual aids to completely understand the dynamics of a room and the amenities that are provided. This is why lots of creative real estate associates have started using the rear camera which is built in many of the Android tablets, to take a 360 view of the room. This has taken the real estate one step further by showing actual visuals rather than simple lines of floor plans.
Another important factor which has brought much ease to the users is the portability. These tablets are much lighter in weight and easy to carry around while walking or travelling. This factor has proved to be an asset for realtors as people can check the MLS website to see the latest listed properties while they are outside the office. Buyers and clients can also use tablets to sign paperwork and send the details right into the realtor’s office via their wireless connection.
Furthermore, lots of realtors have also acknowledged the fact that sending and receiving emails through a tablet is much more efficient than using the smartphone. One real estate agent commented: “I met with a client recently and was able to engage her in the discussion as never before. I pulled up a map on my tablet, handed her the electronic pen and let her highlight exactly where she wanted to live. There is a tremendous ‘wow’ factor attached to the Tablet PC and it offers functionality that isn’t available with my Mac. Clients’ eyes light up when I bring it out.”
The last important factor for using a tablet is concealed within the apps. For instance, if clients raise questions about mortgages and such pricing details, Karl’s Mortgage Calculator is an efficient app to give prompt response. Similar apps like Google Earth and Google View have proved to be very efficient in showing clients the details of neighborhoods and to inform them about nearby stores and important buildings. A number of transit apps are also available; apps that help clients understand the transportation routes close to their future homes.
It was a matter of time until the tablet reached into diverse industries, other than digital book reading. It is a small, cute, helpful little thing that comes in handy in so many circumstances.