The Ellis Team is introducing our virtual listing appointment program to safely list and sell your home. People still need to buy and sell property, but in today’s social distancing environment meeting people isn’t always a good idea.
For years we’ve used various technologies to bring a consumer experience to the buyer. We’ve adapted to bring this same experience to the seller, with a few new twists. Our website can be found at www.Virtual-Listing-Appointment.com
How the Virtual Listing Appointment Program Works
The first step is a virtual listing consultation with Brett or Sande. We’ll discuss your situation, what you’re trying to accomplish, where you’re going, and what your ideal timeframe is. We can do all of this with an online video conference we’ll setup for you.
Next, we can do a virtual walkthrough with you. On your phone you can show us the house using our video conferencing application. If you don’t have internet at the home, we can do this through photos and other methods. Brett and Sande can discuss comparables and market conditions with you on the video conference just as if we were meeting in your home or at our office.
Once you feel comfortable and make the decision to place your home on the market, all listing documents can be signed electronically by e-signature. We have the software to do that as well.
3D Virtual Tours
The Ellis Team then springs into action. We hire a professional photographer to photograph your home and do a 3D virtual tour of your home. This allows us to setup online showings via our websites and 3D tour solutions for buyers. Our team has sold several homes over the years sight unseen online. We can do the same for your home.
Some buyers will purchase via virtual tools, and some will not. At the very least, we can eliminate a lot of shoppers. Most all buyers love the technology and can narrow down their choices online. In this way we’re helping sell our listings and reducing the foot traffic in the home. It doesn’t do a lot of good having 100 showings to find one buyer. Now we create the online showings and still find the buyer. If we can cut the actual showings down significantly and still sell the home, we’ve made the selling process safer for buyers and sellers in the process.
Virtual Open Houses
Our team holds virtual open houses. This is another way we can cut down on people entering your home and potentially spreading the Coronavirus, the flu, or any other germs.
Ellis Team buyer agents can also do virtual showings with buyers. Let’s say the virtual tour or online photos don’t address all the buyer’s questions. Instead of setting up showings and bringing buyers through your home, our agents can go to your home a do a video walk-through guided by the buyer. The buyer sees exactly what they want to see and gets all their questions asked, and the seller doesn’t have a large group of people going through their home.
Sellers also appreciate that with less showings, the home doesn’t have to be stage ready at a minute’s notice every day. By having the home show ready on day of photos, it takes a lot of pressure off keeping home show-ready every single day.
Once we list a home, we can continue to host virtual meetings with our sellers. We can provide listing updates, walk through the MLS together, and present sales contracts. Our technology brings us closer together than ever before.
The Future of Real Estate
And who knows, this may become the Future of Real Estate. A crisis like this forces us to adapt, and by thinking out of the box we may have created a better way to communicate with our sellers on a consistent basis. Now we can have scheduled virtual meetings anytime, just as if we’re sitting together in your living room. Put the virtual listing appointment program to work for you.
If you’re thinking about selling, Always Call Brett or Sande Ellis 239-489-4042 Ext 4 or visit www.Virtual-Listing-Appointment.com
See last week’s article “Coronavirus Changing Real Estate Transactions“