Prior to the internet becoming the norm for business life was a person to person business in which direct contacts were the main method of securing business. Since the inception of the internet the masses can now be reached with the press of a button. Prior to the internet a person could get away with bad practices without much damage to their career or business. Since the reach of the internet there is no longer avoidance of a bad review in which the multitudes can learn of a persons bad behavior. Prior to the internet a person looking to buy or sell a home was dependent upon the information given by their Realtor. Times have changed drastically since the internet. Now every buyer and seller can search for active listings and also see the value of their home. The biggest change that has benefited both a Realtor and their clients is the speed of communication. Smart Phones that connect us through the internet send emails and text messages instantaneously. A Realtor is exposed quickly if they are unresponsive in a timely manner.
Another positive change that exists today that is a revolutionary change is the inception of ESignatures. Now documents can be shared by a Realtor or Representative to the principle or client. The amount of time it takes to fulfill a contract has been dramatically reduced ever since this new tool has been introduced to the marketplace. Most recently even the ESignature process has been enhanced with the ability to not only sign documents but also to be able to fill out forms and answer questions through the online signing process.
Times have really changed when it comes to seeing homes for a buyer due to the internet. There used to be pictures that could be seen on a flyer or in a magazine. Now a days the internet does more justice to these pictures with more efficient and professional as well as inexpensive photographer. Not only are the picture better and more easily share but they are usually spliced together to give a buyer a Virtual Tour in which they can visually walk through the house.
The benefits to a home owner due to the internet when it comes to selling their home at the top dollar in the shortest time with the least inconvenience are immense. Their home's beauty and advantages can instantly be shared to millions of people through the internet. There are hundreds of websites that will post information about their home. These websites reach people in every city, county, state and country throughout the world. The upgrades and updates as well as details of the location and neighborhood are instantly available.
There is no going backwards possible any longer. Business today due to the internet is most beneficial to all parties. The list of benefits outweighs the negative by one hundred to one. My feeling is that the biggest downfall of the internet is the lack of having personal contact as often as it was a one time. It is all of our job to make sure that these personal contacts do continue throughout the transaction and beyond the closing of the deal.
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