WILTON, Conn. -- Technology has changed the face of nearly every industry, and perhaps none more so than real estate. Agents, homebuyers and sellers all have benefited from the adaptation of mobile technology, and can now add and browse listings with just the touch of a button.
This easily accessible information is especially useful for first-time buyers, who make up a large portion of the real estate market. The information found online can help buyers who have never invested in real estate or who may be unfamiliar with a new town or city. While first-time buyers greatly benefit from having access to thousands of listings online, finding the right real estate agent is still very important.
Social media and other technology can help facilitate developing the relationship between an agent and a client, but personal contact is still a vital process. Speaking with the right real estate agent that understands the neighborhood and the community can go a long way when deciding on a home for the future. "Technology has come a long way in the real estate world," said Peg Koellmer, Owner/Broker for Realty Seven. "While it helps both agents and buyers, face to face meetings are still a great way of growing a relationship."
While person to person business is always beneficial for agents, technology can play a factor in helping potential clients narrow their home search. Homebuyers can come to real estate websites and narrow down the properties that interest them using a variety of criteria. Then, once a shorter list is available, agents are able to better help them and spend less time spent figuring out what customers are looking for.
As more real estate firms adapt to utilizing technology to upload and advertise their listings, homebuyers will benefit from the simplicity of finding exactly the home they're looking for. "Right now is a great time for real estate," said Koellmer. "Technology is great for our industry and has revolutionized the way we do business."
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