How to Take Your Listings to the Next Level in 2019
If you are going to be competitive in 2019, you need to know the digital marketing trends! Things have already moved online to appease two huge markets, Millennials: Gen Y.1 and Gen Y.2. No generation has been online as much as them and now they are buying homes. In fact, these two demographics combined are going to make up 50% of home buyers sooner rather than later! They aren’t going to spend time driving from house to house looking for that magic dream home, the average young home buyer is going to be looking on their phone or laptop from the comfort of their couch. Zillow, Google, and Instagram are some of the first places they will look, making them the best ways to tap into the market. 59% of them are on Instagram, making it their favorite social media platform. The Millennial market is growing and is one that will be exploding in 2019.
With 2018 in the books, it is time to look to the changes in the real estate market! Sites such as Zillow and Realtor.com are gaining popularity and the old methods of marketing listings are quickly becoming left in the past. If you want to meet and tap into this new wealth of potential buyers you are going to have to go where they are, online. This is why it is so important that you have a virtual office ready for the new influx of home buyers. Not only does this give you exactly what you need to reach the Millennial market, but it gives you the edge over the vast majority of real estate agents who are still behind the online curve.
Zillow has become the go-to place to look for real estate listings, receiving millions of views every month according to Statista. Having your listings available on social media and through websites is critical for success.
The real estate market is always changing with new innovations. These changes will bring new opportunities for success and you need to be ready to strike.
Drones are already simplifying hundreds of tasks in the real estate market! They can take aerial video and photography of properties, giving a complete view you can’t get any other way. Soon they will provide live videos of construction and even the renovation process! For those looking to build and quickly flip a home, tracking progress is essential. Being able to pop in anytime virtually on a drone to monitor progress and ask questions is going to revolutionize renovation and construction.
For the past few years, we have had the privilege of offering drone photography and videography and we look forward to doing so in the future in order to benefit our incredible customers!
Virtual Reality (VR) and the Virtual Tour
VR is a very new field to real estate, but it is one that can potentially change how home buying is done. As VR grows more advanced, life-like, and easier to access it will become more linked to many industries. Potential buyers will be able to explore a home from the comfort of their couch, getting a virtual tour from a real estate agent before they decide to see the property in person. One of the most amazing features this technology offers is the ability to see the home in different styles. Potentially buyers can add furniture, change the colors in rooms, add new countertops and tiles to the kitchen. In the not so distant future spending an entire day looking at homes will be a thing of the past. Buyers can receive a virtual tour of a home with a realtor as if they were physically there!
As VR becomes more important to the real estate agency, we have grown with it to ensure that we provide the best service possible to our clients. Our online tours are the best in the business and the amazing floor planning options that we offer let interested parties change the look and layout of any room. This allows users to see a room in a variety of styles and how the house can look when they move in.
If you are not already online, we are telling you that you need to be in 2019. The market is only going to grow bigger with Millennials looking for their homes, and it is imperative that you don’t miss out. That’s why it’s so important that you have an online office and virtual tour ready. On top of these, you need high-quality pictures and videos to capture a home’s amazing features. Our twisters are incredibly passionate and are the best in their field when it comes to showing off just how fantastic your property is, whether it’s an aerial shot from a drone or a breathtaking photo of your spotless kitchen. Don’t wait, 2019 is here and we are ready to make sure that you get the most out it.
At Twist Tours, we are continually evolving with the real estate market to make sure we are ready for the newest trends. We offer some of the latest and greatest ways to showcase your listings including virtual tours, aerial photography, and fantastic 3D models with 2D and 3D floorplans. Our options are our pride and joy, which means we give nothing less than the best to all our customers. Our amazing twisters do their best on every job, no exceptions. We love the chance to show off how amazing your home is and capture its beauty online.