Technology I Use to Help You Sell Your Home
Technology tools are a big part of my real estate business and there is abundant technology I use to help you sell your home in Carlsbad and surrounding areas, from start to finish.
Obviously there are many other components besides using technology for marketing, finding buyers, and getting through the transaction. And some technology tools are more a convenience that speed up and simplify the process rather than a requirement. But why not use those tools that make your life simpler and hassle-free?
Of course these do not take the place of face-to-face contact, phone calls and the like...we can be a high-tech or not as you prefer.
AN IMPORTANT CAVEAT: NO amount of technology wll sell a home that is not priced appropriately. If pricing is wrong, then technology only serves to pass that message along to more people.
Here are a few of these tools:
Marketing Your Home and Finding Buyers
Digital Photography and Video to capture the beauty and lifestyle of your home, neighborhood and overall community, and create on-line slideshows and virtual tours
Numerous Internet websites including a single property website to expose your home to as many potential buyers as possible, and to agents working with buyers. 90% of buyers use the Internet when searching for a home and your FIRST open house is on-line the day we go live on the MLS. I also post articls about your home and the communitiy on my blog
Electronic flyers emailed to local agents to advertise your home
QR codes – these funny looking images on signage, when scanned on a Smartphone or iPhone, link buyers directly to a single property website where they can get all the information and phones about your house while sitting out in the street or driving by. Contact information is sent to my phone by text message when someone uses the QR code for your listing
Text Message Signage – buyers can send a text message to the system phone number and get a return text message in seconds with all the information they need about your home. I get a text message with contact information whenever a buyer does this. Try it out – TEXT SD507 to 1-760-547-7747 to get info on one of my listings.
Dropbox – we can share documents, photos and video so you can access them anytime you wish by installing this application on your laptop, smartphone and/or laptop
During The Transaction
Dropbox – if you wish, we’ll continue to share all documents anytime you want throughout the transaction. I can always just email them to you for downloading.
Docusign – most documents can be electronically signed and submitted back and forth through email, eliminating the need to print then scan or snail mail. This can work especially well if you are an absentee owner. It’s fast and it’s secure. As long as you have access to email this will work. Know that some lenders will not accept electronic signatures so certain items, like an offer, that go to the buyer’s lender may need to be “wet” signatures. Some disclosures need to be completed by hand
CD of all of your documents will be provided to you once the transaction is closed. You can also download and save them however you wish from the Dropbox if you are using it. Copies of all documents, emails and text messages will be kept on an external hard drive and a back-up cd.
Want to know more? Give me a call and I’ll answer all your questions.