Technology I Use to Help You Sell Your Home

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

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.

 

I spend money to help you make money by selling your homeObviously 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 for 403 Bay Meadows Way in Solana BeachQR 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 logoDropbox – 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.

 

 

Couple Docusigning documents for their real estate transactionDocusign – 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.

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Kristal Wilson
Strategic Sales and Marketing - Chino Hills, CA
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Jeff ~ technology is making it easier for all involved. I just took a Tech training class and the Dropbox app was one the instructor strongly encouraged. Now I understand the QR codes and plan to implement immediately.

Aug 29, 2012 09:22 AM #1
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Jeff,

Amen..Amen.. love individual websites, QR codes, drop Box. Sugar Sync, Docusign..we are on the same wave length!!

Aug 29, 2012 09:29 AM #2
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Kristal

Good for you! There is a ton of stuff we can use. I find that I often have to educate sellers about some of the technology and how it can work for them, but I sure won't force it on them. Ihave had a couple that do not use email at all so the traditional stuff still works.

Jeff

Aug 29, 2012 09:32 AM #3
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Dan Mincher, CCIM
The Vollman Company, Inc. - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Commercial Real Estate

Jeff;

You're right.  I can't absorb the advancments quick enough.  Check out dotloop.com for a new and very slick integrated use of technology.  I'm in commercial and we seem to be lagging behind on the use of technology 'in the transaction'.  I'm finding easy ways to enlarge my footprint as an agent in a small form, in a pond fullof big fish.

Aug 29, 2012 09:46 AM #4
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Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Hi Jeff, I use most of these tools, just have not embraced the QR codes yet.

Aug 29, 2012 09:53 AM #5
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Dorie - there is so much we can use and more and more all the time. Whatever makes life easier and faster, right? As long as our clients are comfortable or we can make them feel comfortable.

Dan - hey, thanks for that tip, I will check it out.

Jeff

Aug 29, 2012 09:53 AM #6
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Kathy - well I think you have to be careful HOW you use them and that they send people to the right spot. I think they can be overdone, and just may not work as well in all makret segments.

Jeff

Aug 29, 2012 09:54 AM #7
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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

This is a good exercise. I should put into writing all of the technology that we use in order to faciliate a home sale. Dropbox---my new love ;-)

Aug 29, 2012 10:43 AM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff hard to believe it was not that long ago when we had to do everything by hand and there was not Technology like today, one of the benefits of the Internet!

Aug 29, 2012 11:49 AM #9
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Jeff -- the technology is a great tool.  I think both buyers and sellers benefit. My question is how do you protect the seller if you have a qr code that has virtual tour that may be used by those who want rob the home. I have had some sellers very nervous about this!

Aug 29, 2012 12:21 PM #10
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Melissa - I agree. And why not use that info in a marketing piece to sellers?

Endre - so true. Things are changing so fast it's hard to keep up. And some tech things really are NOT necessary

Good question, Joan. But anyone who wants can go onto Realtor.com, as just one example, and find the addresses of homes and see tours, as well as homes that are vacant or appear to be. It there is a sign in the yard chances are the home is listed on Realtor.com and not any diffferent from a QR code. Or am I missing something?

Jeff

Aug 29, 2012 12:35 PM #11
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Technology is not everything, but in this day and age it is the major tool for reaching the most people and managing the process of buying and selling a home smoothly.  You certainly area well armed, Jeff.

Aug 30, 2012 05:46 AM #12
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Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Jeff - you set yourself apart from the rest!  You definitely work smarter and not harder for your sellers!

Aug 30, 2012 10:19 AM #13
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