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Modern technology plays a big part in real estate industry

Posted by:  Chip Poli
2014-02-04 07:24:50

Whether you're looking to sell or purchase a home, you have likely logged online at some point to further your efforts. The Internet is a great resource for those looking to get involved in their local housing market, but there are also a number of other technologies being utilized by buyers and sellers that separates them from their competitors. With mortgage rates still well below their historical norms, and residential activity expected to continue ticking up across the East Coast this year, any available advantage could prove to be valuable. 

If you're hoping to get the upper hand in an upcoming transaction, you may want to consider incorporating the use of the following high-tech devices and cutting-edge applications, as they can provide you with information and abilities that average consumers do not have access to. 

Virtual walkthroughs
In addition to posting well-lit, attractive photographs of your property, providing a virtual walkthrough could give potential homeowners a better idea of your home's layout and interior design, according to MSN Real Estate. Holding a video camera and traveling through your house - while mentioning its most relevant and compelling attributes - is one of the more popular ways to advertise a listed residence, and one of the most effective ways to attract interested parties. By adding in some fancy editing and an engaging soundtrack, those who view the video could see your home in a more alluring light. Further, posting the finished product on community websites and promoting it through social media could yield a substantial amount of offers.

Real estate drones
While photos and handheld videos are still largely the most widely used visual materials on multiple listing service websites, those home sellers who offer prospective buyers a different perspective may garner heightened interest. Increasingly, individuals and professional real estate agents have been using remote-controlled electronic aircrafts outfitted with a high-definition camera to provide images of the property that are not easily seen otherwise - namely, aerial views, The New York Times reported. If your home boasts a new roof and modern windows, or has carefully manicured landscaping, footage captured from above could appeal to a large swath of local buyers. 

Home search applications
If you're looking to purchase a residential property, there are a number of mobile applications you can leverage to conduct research on your area's housing market. Major real estate analytics and information providers such as Zillow and Trulia have launched apps that allow users to view available homes in their immediate area, or across the country - all without leaving their couch. This technology can give you an advantage in the home search process, as you can learn of a house's age, square footage and price all before arriving at a tour. Having as much knowledge as possible can help you to avoid common pitfalls, as well as make the best decision for both your lifestyle and savings.

Residential lending applications
Not only can mobile applications help you to find a new house, but some can also assist you in securing and affordable mortgage with low rates. Although the process of obtaining residential lending can be confusing for some, apps from trusted firms like Poli Mortgage Group can facilitate - and simplify -  the process. The organization recently launched the Poli Mortgage Mobile App, which enables users to access the latest updates on their loan's progress and communicate with each key party involved, as well as research loan rates and local realtor partners. 

Those individuals planning to purchase a home in the coming months can also benefit by contacting Poli Mortgage Group directly and speaking with an experienced Loan Officer. The firm is licensed to originate home loans in 17 states along the Eastern Seaboard. To get started, call 866-353-7654 today.

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