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Why technology in a real estate company matters to buyers..

Mastering the Real Estate Market: A Comprehensive Guide for Buyers

Chapter 1: The Critical Role of Accurate and Timely Information

In the high-speed world of real estate, where properties are sold in hours rather than weeks, the ability for buyers to quickly locate, identify, and preview homes is of paramount importance. Equally crucial is the accuracy of the listings they view online. Buyers must ensure that the properties they’re interested in are still actively for sale.

However, the rapid pace of the real estate market presents a unique set of challenges. The first hurdle is the sheer speed at which properties are bought and sold. This rapid turnover means that buyers must be ready to act quickly when they find a property they’re interested in. Delaying even a few hours can mean missing out on a potential dream home.

The second challenge is ensuring the accuracy of the information available. With so many properties being listed and sold every day, it’s easy for outdated or incorrect information to slip through the cracks. This can lead to wasted time and effort, as buyers pursue properties that are no longer available.

Chapter 2: The Downside of Popular Property Websites

When navigating the real estate market, many buyers turn to popular property websites like Zillow. However, these sites often provide outdated information. Many properties remain listed on the site long after they’ve been sold or have gone under contract. This is because these sites aren’t obligated to adhere to the same MLS rules that local broker sites must follow.

These websites profit from selling user information to real estate agents, so it’s beneficial for them to maintain a high number of “active listings”. This leads to more inquiries, generating more leads and sales for them. However, this practice can lead to confusion and frustration for potential buyers, who waste time and energy pursuing properties that are no longer available.

Chapter 3: The Power of Real-Time Property Alerts

To combat these issues, Orson Hill Realty offers real-time property alerts. As soon as a listing hits the MLS, buyers receive an email detailing the property, complete with a live link to set up a viewing appointment. This feature is particularly useful in high-demand markets, where the sooner a buyer views a home, the more likely they are to secure it.

Real-time property alerts offer several advantages. First, they ensure that buyers receive the most up-to-date information possible. This eliminates the risk of pursuing properties that have already been sold or are under contract. Second, these alerts allow buyers to act quickly when a new property is listed. In a fast-paced market, this can be the difference between securing a dream home and missing out.

Chapter 4: Tailoring Your Search with Advanced Features

In addition to real-time property alerts, Orson Hill Realty also boasts one of the most advanced search features in the area. This tool allows buyers to filter homes based on a wide range of parameters, ensuring that they only receive alerts about properties that meet their specific needs and preferences.

Whether you’re concerned about price, size, or other factors, our advanced search form can help you find your perfect home. This tool saves you time and effort by eliminating properties that don’t meet your criteria. Instead of wading through hundreds of irrelevant listings, you can focus your energy on properties that truly match your needs.

Chapter 5: The Importance of Digital Savvy in Real Estate Agents

One of the reasons I left my previous real estate company was due to the outdated attitudes towards technology. My former broker often dismissed websites as “digital business cards”, a viewpoint that severely underestimates the power and potential of online marketing.

In today’s digital age, a strong online presence is crucial for success in the real estate market. According to the National Association of Realtors, about 90% of all home buyers find their home online. Therefore, it’s essential for real estate agents to have a strong understanding of online marketing.

If you’re interviewing a real estate agent to list your home and they admit to knowing little about online marketing, it may be time to look for a new agent. In 2023 and beyond, digital savvy is not just a nice-to-have, but a must-have for any successful real estate agent.

Chapter 6: Debunking Real Estate Myths

During an online debate, I encountered a common misconception about the real estate market. A gentleman was upset because I told someone online that there were only a couple listings that matched their specific criteria. He questioned my abilities as a real estate agent, not understanding the realities of the market.

In this case, the individual was looking for a 4-bedroom, horse-friendly property on 10+ acres for under $500K. While such a property may have existed 20 years ago, it’s unlikely to be found in today’s market. The misconception here is that if a property isn’t found, it’s due to the agent’s lack of effort or ability. In reality, the property may simply not exist within the specified budget.

Understanding the realities of the real estate market is crucial for both buyers and sellers. With accurate information and a knowledgeable agent, you can navigate the market with confidence and secure the best possible outcome.

Dan Skelly Real Estate Agent

Listing your home and why technology matters

One of the reasons I left my old real estate company behind was because of the attitude of my previous employing broker in regards to technology.  Countless times he sit in meetings and say “websites are no big deal. They are basically digital business cards”. I owned many businesses in my life and I can tell you that websites have been more than that for over 16 years now. One of the businesses I owned was a printshop and a digital marketing company. This was back in 2005 in SW Florida. Even back then I understood the importance of a website for real estate professionals. I have taken all I learned from marketing their businesses and applied to my own. I am an expert in online and digital marketing and since NAR says about 90% of all home buyers find their home online, I get your home out there on the internet. 

Orson Hill Realty