Today we’d like to show you how virtual open houses sell homes in a virtual world. People may not realize that real estate is still selling. In fact, I just checked MLS and in the last 7 days 224 homes went pending and 247 homes closed. In fact, more homes went pending than actually came on the market in the last week, and Florida is under a stay at home order.
How is it that so many homes are selling? Top agents are adapting to market conditions. We know some buyers still need to purchase and some sellers still need to sell. The market didn’t go away, even though access and the way we show homes did.
This weekend the Ellis Team is hosting an online virtual Open House Extravaganza. We’ll have 7 virtual open houses this weekend. The neat thing is we can do this during the week too. Our Virtual Open Houses website www.Virtual-Open-Houses.com has links to times and locations of each open house. Each open house will be its own event and also streamed live. The beauty of this is customers can tune into the live stream, and the virtual open house can live on long after as a posted video. If you miss one of our open houses you can go back and watch a previous open house. Virtual open houses sell homes and the Ellis Team wants to be at the forefront of that process.
Who knows what you’re going to see? Because this is live and reality based, you might see some unexpected things. We’re not saying this will become as popular as the Tiger King, we’re just saying you never know. These live events will be streamed on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Ellisteam as a live event. Check it out or check out our virtual open house page mentioned earlier for a complete and changing schedule.
We’ve been getting hundreds of people attending live open houses. Not only do we get the live views, there are many more views later through shares. Who knows, this may set a new trend in how open houses are conducted.
Consumers also love it when we do a virtual open house from a gated community. They no longer must worry about getting through a gate. Consumers can see if the home and property interests them before deciding to give up time to go visit a gated community.
Our agents are getting better and better. Each home is unique, and the internet or cell phone access can vary greatly by location. They are stepping out of their comfort zone to bring you properties you can see. In addition to our listings we can bring you new developments and new construction homes as well, so stay tuned for all kinds of opportunities.
Perhaps you’ll find a listing you love. Perhaps you won’t. Our agents also show homes virtually through our www.Virtual-Showings.com program. The virtual showings program differs in that we have a virtual meeting with you and listen to what you’re looking for. We then select properties that match your criteria and show those homes to you versus a live stream virtual open house. The virtual showing is sort of like your custom virtual open house only we can do that live or through a 3D tour anytime day or night.
If all this is confusing to you, we’re still available to talk to. If you’d like to sell your home, you should call Brett or Sande Ellis 239-489-4042 Ext 4 and we can show you all the tools we’re using to sell homes today. Remember, 247 sellers closed this past week. It might as well be you.
If you’d like a Free online instant estimate of your home’s value, check out www.SWFLhomevalues.com It’s quick, free, and pretty darn accurate in most cases.
Our team is here to help. Hopefully we’re providing the tools you need wherever you are, in whatever situation you’re in. If you need to talk, we’re a quick phone call away.
Take care and stay safe. This will all be over soon. Maybe not soon enough, but hopefully soon.
See Last Week’s Article “Guided Virtual Showings Program Helps Buyers Tour Homes Safely”
Be sure to check out our video on virtual showings too
Sellers can take advantage of our Virtual Listing Appointment