Real estate has been the centre of great interest for all businessman since long back.This is because it requires less input and offers greater output. Second reason for the hike in this arena is due to greater demand. With the changing time, the process and ways to do this business has also changed very much, which could be pointed out easily.
Lately, a lot has changed in the way business is done in real estate. Let’s take a look at the comparisons between the old ways and the new ways of doing business in real estate:
Differences in the way of searching-
- In old times, buyers would look in the real estate section of the newspaper in the specific areas to sell or buy any property. They would identify the homes of interest and then either go to the open house or call their agent to make an appointment.
- Today, of course, the vast majority of buyers (90%) look online first, and agents send daily updates to their buyers updates. It is a better option as it is a huge time saver. Excellent photography, video clips, Google maps together make the search easier.
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A waterfront living is a lifelong dream for many because of the beautiful view that it offers. How do you resist a lakefront rustic cottage with charming simple furnishings and an unassuming appearance on the outside?
Let’s take a look at other benefits of owning waterfront properties –
Stunning Views from Your Own Backyard:
- During your delightful vacations, your long summer days can be spent lazing by the lakefront, swimming in the lake. Indeed, a relaxing, idyllic time.
- In recent past , streamside residency were built as summer houses for wealthy city dwellers, and they were majestic and expensively outfitted.
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Gone are the days of putting up “For Sale” signpost outside your home and waiting for prospects to walk in anytime. With the advancement of technology, getting market information is now on your fingertips. Whether you looking to sell your house or are searching for a home, your legwork has been reduced sufficiently by the smartphone apps that are specialized in property sale, purchase or renting.
The apps ranges from a single app that gives you the complete know-how on the sale-purchase-rent fields or an app that are dedicated to just one of these three fields. There are also other apps that helps you dig into your tenants before renting out.
Take a look at the 11 best useful tools that will help you find what you are looking for:
- Want to make your home-buying process easier?
Check out the Zillow Real Estate & Rentals app where you can look for a new home, save the searches and get push notifications every time a new home within your criteria gets in the market. They provide listing for every type of property where you can filter your search by price, beds, baths and property type.The perk of Zillow app is that it will show you the estimated mortgages through its “Affordability Calculator” after you enter your income, down payment, monthly debts etc..
- Direct-deal by owners?
Look no further, ForSaleByOwner.com Search is the app that you need! Straightforward and easy to use, you can easily search by your current location or enter area by location in the homepage itself.In this app, you can easily choose the open houses, check the photo and contact the seller via phone or email, after selecting your listing.
- View your Future on your Fingertips.
Stay on top of your home search wherever you are with Tulia’sReal Estate & Home by Tulia. You can view high resolution slideshows of homes, townhome, condos, apartments and more. With built-in GPS, you can view home for sales right from your homescreen, get notified for any new home opening in the market.
Search filters with mortgage calculations, sizes of home etc is available, For Agents, they have the special Trulia Agent App as well, you can download it here
- Looking for good reliable content with updated listing every 15 minutes?
Looking for apartments or homes for rent has been made tad easier by the Realtor.com. With updated listing that are done directly from the source every 15 minutes, Apartment & Rental Home Search by Realtor.com has become an apt tool in real estate.You can call or email the property manager right from the app, draw your own custom area on the map, or even quickly swipe to properties that pleases your eyes in their provided photos of the apartment or home.
- Looking for Apartment Specialized App?
Check the listing of apartments around you in just one click, detailed by neighborhood with search results that shows “for-rent” within your area, Padmapper is definitely the one-stop for apartment hunters. The app for download is available on iTunes.
A top-down Google map, you can quickly jump between a location’s Street view, Walkscore and photos without leaving the site. USed by landlords and big companies to list spare bedrooms, you can find whatever you need in padmapper.
- Do you need to preview and floor plan before you decide?
To save your time and energy, Apartments by Apartment Guide is the right app to do so. The app enables you to send your renter card to apartments a nd lets you stand out from the rest.
One of the best app for previewing property photos and the floor plans, it is an easy way to narrow your search into what you really want. This app also enables you to set up your visits to the properties after a proper preview.