It is becoming clearly evident that the Virtual Office such as an iREALTY office is the way of the future of real estate and highly desirable for agents. The question is, why would your clients want a
There are a variety of reasons clients will be choosing Virtual real agents over traditional agents:
- Agents come to clients, clients do not have to go to the office.
Real Estate is no longer a sales industry, but is a service industry. Mobile agents can provide far more service to their clients, starting with offering the convenience of saving the clients the time and hassle of driving to the agent’s office. iREALTY agents are equipped to efficiently do business in the field, at their client’s homes, work, or local coffee shop.
- Client’s documents, contracts etc. are accessible to them online, 24/7.
In traditional real estate, clients are handed numerous pages of paper at several different stages of a transaction. Clients of Mobile Agents are very appreciative of eliminating the need to keep track of 30, 50 or even more pieces of loose paper, and instead, having all of their documents available to them online, in one place, at their convenience.
- Client’s documents are more secure. (Can’t be misplaced, damaged or stolen by Identity thieves)
Though we rarely think about it, paper is fragile and constantly at risk. Contracts are always in jeopardy of being unexpectedly misplaced, misfiled, accidentally viewed by the wrong individuals, damaged by fire, flood, sprinklers, smoke damage, earthquake, tornado, or other natural disaster, or outright stolen by Identity thieves. In an iREATLY office, clients can be confident that their contracts and other documents are stored securely on off site professional servers, designed to protect against such events as those above. Though digital document storage seems very modern and new now, it is likely that traditional paper storage in real estate will not only be out of date in the future, but possibly even prohibited due to such high risk factors.
- Digital paper trail created as time and date is recorded of each document added or altered. Useful in contract disputes or litigation.
Like the security of documents, this is another item that clients may not be aware of immediately, however should be made aware of. In the event of a contract dispute or litigation, a secure and undeniable digital record of how and when the contract progressed, provides valuable documentation for the client.
- All information in one place. Clients receive their own digital copy of all documents at end of transaction.
Clients will not have to search for numerous loose and often lost pieces of paper for their next real estate transaction, for tax purposes or for lawyer’s records. All documents are stored together on one CD for client’s convenience.
6. iAgents are knowledgeable about current online and real estate technology. Best able to market homes in the most up-to-date and highly effective manners.
The real estate market has migrated almost entirely online, though many agents have yet to catch up. While traditional agents still focus on newspaper advertising, mail outs and paper newsletters, iAgents understand marketing in real-time where the buyers are looking. On the web. The Mobile Agent is familiar with blogging, social networking, and the various methods of online communications that best exposes client’s listings to the public.