Springfield Real Estate News

Is Your Realtor Tech Savy?

By Team Thomas Realtors, Randy & Jenny Thomas

Flyers. For sale signs. Dialup internet. What do all of these things have in common?

They are are tools of the realtor of the past. But modern real estate requires a bit more than the traditional methods of selling a home. It requires someone who understands the internet revolution and how it affects real estate. Modern real estate is weeding out those unable to adjust the changing market. And whether you are buying or selling, you want to make sure you are working with a modern, tech-savvy realtor. How can you tell if your Realtor fits the bill? It’s easy. Just look for these factors I’ve listed below and you’ll be able to determine whether or not you’re working with a tech-savvy realtor.

  1. A good website. This may sound obvious, but believe it or not there are still plenty of realtors out there who have a poorly built website and some have yet to build a website at all. Modern day buyers and sellers want to be able to do most things online and real estate is no exception. Make sure from the beginning that your realtor has a good website that will draw in other clients.
  2. The website should have an abundance of contact information. High-speed internet is all about communication. Communicating thoughts, ideas and information faster than ever. But if you aren’t able to get a hold of your agent, then what good does that high speed internet do you? Make sure your agent has some combination of an available email address, contact form, phone number and physical address on their website.
  3. Social media activity. As more and more people engage in online social media, so too has the tech savvy agent. Although social media presence is important, a realtor doesn’t need to post or tweet something daily. Their presence on social media alone shows that they are plugged into the online social-sphere.
  4. Finally and most importantly of all is an online home search. The average homebuyer and seller wants to be able to search homes quickly from a realtor’s website. And with more than 90% of all home sales now starting with an online search there is nothing more critical for a tech-savvy agent to have than a home search on their website.

Be sure to check for all of these when determining just how tech savvy your agent is. Remember, buyers and sellers alike want to be able to search for homes online. So no matter where you are in the real estate process, be sure your realtor caters to the needs of all potential clients. If you’re ready to start working with a tech-savvy agent today, then contact Team Thomas Realtors. Give Jenny and Randy Thomas a call 417-575-1291.


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