Generate More Sales With Cutting Edge Services

Written by Posted On Thursday, 08 July 2021 00:00

Clearly, agents need to be on top of the latest innovations to help their clients, so here’s a quick rundown of two new tech tools that will add more profitability to your toolkit. It’s hard enough to keep up with the demands of buyers and sellers, but when we add new technologies into the mix in the form of apps, platforms, and services, it can be overwhelming!

Here’s a few tips on what’s available to you to help buyers buy and seller’s sell: 

No agent on site? No problem!

What if you could show a property without being there? You may be thinking, ”virtual tours have been around for years,” what’s so novel about that? 

I’m not talking about virtual tours at all! There is a new innovation in the showing game, called Occupi (www.getoccupi.com/).  This app was developed when an agent kept complaining to her tech-head boyfriend that a showing got cancelled after she drove an hour to let the prospects in, or worse a “no-show” after battling New York traffic for hours.

Anthony Esper is the genius behind this app that allows a buyer to walk through a property without the agent.  The pre-screening is intense, including background checks, facial recognition, identify verification, and more.  Timing while in the property is also defined, and an intricate code system changes the lockbox access after every showing.

This is a real convenience in areas where parking is at a premium and nearly impossible for a buyer, listing, and a selling agent to find a spot.  This service conveniently provides access to apartment rentals, vacant properties, commercial locations, and foreclosures. It alleviates the issues that come with tardy agents and their buyers or building superintendents that are “off premise”. The result? The listing agent saves time and reduces stress!   

Next level up for second home purchases: 

People are on the move!  There is a noticeable upswing in buyers looking for second homes, but the owner has to manage and pay for that property while it sits unused for months at a time.  Enter Pacaso, the new way to own a second home!

This great innovation comes from Austin Allison, founder of DotLoop and other real estate portals. This latest launch involves real home ownership for multiple parties in one piece of real estate. Simply put, Pacaso (www.pacaso.com) offers co-ownership, where the company will manage the home, and you own it, or your percentage of a home with a handful of like-minded owners. Unlike the old “time-share” concept, Pacaso specializes in top second-home destinations with all the management done for you.  Recent reports show that families want more flexibility with their second homes and don’t want to be locked into specific future dates. Pacaso has created an easy scheduling system to allow booking time in a second home “anywhere from two days to two years in advance”.  

For all those sellers who are pleasantly enjoying more home equity, this part-time solution may be the right move for their needs.  Selling is an option as you work with a real estate agent who markets the home just like a regular real estate listing. 

There are a lot of shiny objects to chase in real estate, but smart agents do their research and find the solutions to best serve their clientele. Check out Occupi and Pacaso and see how these services can elevate your value proposition!

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Terri Murphy

Terri Murphy, Communication engagement specialist, author, speaker, consultant, and Master Coach with Workman Success.  She is the author of 5 books, TedTalk speaker and co-radio host on KWAMtheVoice.com. Contact: TerriMurphy.com or Email: Terri@TerriMurphy.com

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