Monday, April 25, 2011

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Scenario 1
You are house hunting on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and you ride up to a house that could be a perfect fit. You reach into the brochure box to find that it is empty. Uggh! You stop to think before you call the phone number on the yard sign (because you haven’t started working with a Realtor yet) and wonder if you should just avoid the call so you don’t get a sales pitch. You call anyway because you want the price and you want to see the inside. You get the agent’s voicemail. This leaves you with no brochure and no info from the agent.  You see the listing company’s website and try to find some info on your Smart Phone, just to get lost in the distortion between html and text. So you leave this great house without info, put your car in drive and check others out in the neighborhood on your way out.

Okay. Reality check.  If you were the buyer, would you be satisfied and likely to move forward with interest in this home or become frustrated and get distracted by other houses on your way home?  If you were the seller, what would you be thinking right about now? If you were the seller’s agent, would you be feeling the missed opportunity - for the seller, buyer and yourself?

Scenario 2
You are house hunting on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and you ride up to a house that could be a perfect fit. You reach into the brochure box to find that it is empty. Uggh! You call your Coldwell Banker Triad Realtor and she picks up the phone telling you she is with a client at the moment but she promises to get back with you after the showings. But for immediate info at your fingertips, she prompts you to visit on your Smart Phone to do a search for the property. She explains the difference with this ‘mini’ site versus most other websites, is it is designed to be viewed on Smart Phones for easy navigation instead of fighting through each disproportional screen and all the white space. And no App is needed. Your agent tells you to text her if you want to see it and she will schedule an appointment to meet you out there after her showings that day. You excitedly hang up to go to where you find not only the house but price,  interior photos, and just about all the details you would find in the full site,  You definitely find all the info you wanted to know to make your decision to text your CB Triad Realtor to say, yes, let’s meet at the house in 2 hours! We may be writing an offer!

In this scenario, the buyer doesn’t have to go home to look online or wait on the agent to search it.  They just type in right there at the property where they can search by the street address to find the one home out of 12,000+ homes listed on the site.  If the buyer wants to look up info on another listing up the street, they can search that as well or enter search criteria such as MLS number, price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, zip code as well as city. It even allows the consumer to view houses that are open the upcoming weekend.  Plus, the home in both the scenarios above wasn’t even listed with Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors. Yes, provides info on all homes listed in two MLS systems- not just our listings.

Whether you are the buyer, seller, or either of the agents, which scenario do you prefer? makes a buyer’s life as they are house-hunting much easier when “on the go” and lets sellers and agents rest assured opportunities like this are rarely missed.  Test it out today! And next time you head out without your Realtor to house hunt, be sure to set your screen to!

Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors strives to continue to provide the best tools and technology to its customers, clients and agents while providing the same great service. 

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