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Technology Meets Real Estate

Today’s real estate marketplace is different from five years ago. Technology has changed both how people shop for properties and how Realtors market properties.

Buyers have an entire host of new online tools and applications helping in their efforts. Gone are the days where you jumped into your realtor’s car to tour a select number of homes in a community that they felt best met your needs. Today, thanks in large part to the Internet, homebuyers using a variety of websites and apps can now conduct an exhaustive search of any area that best meets their individual criteria in just a matter of minutes. From the comfort of their home, they research areas, find houses with the specific features they want, and pick which properties they want to see. The buyers pick, not the Real Estate Agent.

The buyers know of competing houses for sale, and with a simple click, they compare the square footage, the lake view, or pictures of the master bedroom. Properties that show well online get shown more. It’s as simple as that. When we say “show well online,” we mean they stand out from the competition. They have fabulous pictures, a virtual tour, and video. The information is complete and factual. It’s not enough to rely on just the MLS anymore. Technology has changed all of that.

But those online listings, awesome photos, virtual tours, text message instant info, mobile websites, and email feeds don’t come easy, or cheap, or sometimes at all. It’s a lot of work. It’s a lot of technology. Realtors who are embracing technology, like our Crye Leike Realtors, are truly separating themselves from the pack. We have an arsenal of technologies that we use to do the best work for our clients. Technology has transformed every part of the business. The MLS has become incredibly powerful. Of course, marketing your home includes using the MLS, but it now also includes social media, a YouTube channel, Facebook, mobile websites, text message info systems, Zillow, Trulia, and other websites, especially if they have a mobile navigation app.

Our Crye Leike team of realtors use smartphones to communicate with other real estate professionals, clients, and even to open the lock box. We get email notifications the instant every new property gets listed in Tellico Village. Showings are set up with a service that confirms the showing agent is licensed, and feedback after the showing is electronic. All documents needed for a transaction can be filled out electronically. The title, loan, inspections, home warranty – each and every document of the transaction is electronically stored in a database.

We here at Crye Leike Realtors always strive to provide the best quality, every time. Whether it’s keeping up with the market, being knowledgeable about the area or keeping up with the times when it comes to technology and how it’s changing real estate, we’re here to provide the best possible experience for you as you find your new home!

If you’re thinking of buying a home in East Tennessee or better yet, the best place to retire in TN, Tellico Village, then call one of our Crye Leike Realtors today!

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