Doing It Better with Tech: Searching for Lake Tahoe Real Estate Online
Technology – we love it, we cringe sometimes, and then we fall in love all over again. With today’s technology, the most up-to-date real estate information is at both the Realtor’s & the consumers’ fingertips at just about the same time. No longer does the consumer have to drag themselves out of the comfort of their homes or squeeze one more hour into their hectic schedules, to see homes that have absolutely no interest to them. Nor does the Realtor spend his time hovering over a telephone or hoping for a “walk-in.” Online previews (although today’s photographic technology can do wonders and present a “better than reality” image) can save hours of precious time.
On that note, we are eager to share with you some of the “real estate tips” that could make life a whole lot simpler.
DID YOU KNOW that folks interested in staying in touch with the Lake Tahoe real estate market (or just about anywhere they desire,) have the ability to sign up to be notified as soon as a new listing appears on the market. For example, if a potential buyer is interested in knowing about all homes listed under $500,000 with at least three bedrooms and two baths AND located within 2 miles of Lake Tahoe beaches, they could sign up with only an email address, punch in their wishes, and wait for the information to arrive.
They can even take this process one step further. That same potential buyer (or simply curious individual) can set up a portfolio, save the properties that caught their eye within that portfolio and watch the status of those same properties progress.
AND NOW FOR THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCE: this same person can now easily distinguish between newly matched listings and listings that have had a price or status change. An improved auto-prospecting e-mail format now informs them which listing numbers in their client portal have changed, and includes hyperlinks to the public view of each changed listing.
This program is done through a system called IDX which is a direct feed from the South Tahoe Association of Realtors Mulitple Listing Services. In our website, access is provides through the “New Listing Email Alerts.” Check it out or contact us if you have any questions on setting up this program.
Makes you just wonder what is next. Bring it on!