With the overwhelming popularity of smart phones and other mobile devices these days people are starting to use their mobile devices to do online searches much more than their old desktop computers. Home shoppers looking to buy a home in Orlando especially prefer to use mobile devices for the sheer convenience of it.
As a matter of fact, data from our own real estate clients at ORC indicate that the use of smart phones and mobile devices have more than tripled over the past year while desktops have showed less and less usage.
It’s All About Convenience
When people are searching for their own piece of real estate in Orlando, they’re more than likely on the go, driving through their dream neighborhoods. Think about it…you can actually search for homes online and physically simultaneously without ever missing a beat.
This also means that you can potentially take advantage of being the first buyer on the seen as soon as a new listing hits the market. In a hot sellers market, this can be a huge advantage!
Although potential buyers may not be getting rid of their desktops all together, our findings show that weekend home shoppers use their mobile devices, smart phones in particular, a total of 70% of the time with only 30% using their home computers for finding Orlando homes on the MLS.
Orlando Realty Consultants Mobile Website
In order to provide our clients with top level customer service, we’re constantly upgrading, updating and improving on our mobile friendly website http://orlandorealtyconsultants.com/. Equipped with the latest in IDX mobile search technology, our site provides up-to-date, real time information on the newest listings in Orlando as they hit the market as opposed to using Trulia or Zillow where listings can take several hours and even days to up date.
Online Home Search Tools Never Sleep
One of the major advantages to using online search tools is that websites don’t sleep. If you’ve ever experienced the excitement of searching for a new house to live in, you can probably relate to losing a bit of sleep over the excitement of finding a new home. Except now instead of tossing and turning or watching TV until you get sleepy, you can use that time to be pro active and continue the search.
Are Orlando Real Estate Agents Becoming Obsolete?
Real estate professionals in Orlando as well as throughout the country can rest easy knowing that they still play a vital role in finding homes for home-shoppers. As a matter of fact, I believe giving consumers the power and freedom to do some searching on their own should be looked at as an advantage, especially for buyers agents.
A home shopper can get a very good feel for an area and what kind of homes they would like to see by spending some time searching on their own. The buyer can then forward their findings to their Orlando realtor so they can schedule some showings. Online search should be looked at as a win, win situation for both agent and client.