Many industries, businesses and markets in recent times have been disrupted by technology, and the rate at which the disruptions are made is rapidly increasing and the current pandemic has played a huge role in.
A clear example is the widespread adoption of work-from-home technologies to allow and encourage remote work. This possibility gave room for cost saving and convenient working.
Technology is quickly emerging and shaping the future of real estate, and our coping with the pandemic is fueling the mass adoption of many new technologies. Awareness and forward-thinking will be vital in strategy and the approach to certain aspects of the ever-evolving real estate environment.
Whether you are in the position of Buying or renting a home or property for business or you’re a realtor trying to sell one, obtaining options have been made easier through technology enabled means these days. However, this is just a little of the extent to which technology has impacted the real estate industry.
The following are a few ways in which technology has affected the real estate industry globally:
Online catalogue: Those interested in buying or renting a property may easily view listings on websites and social media platforms to select from a catalogue of available properties. These listed properties include photos and very well detailed descriptions of them like features, neighborhood information, price, legal papers, etc.
Virtual Tours: one of the latest technology innovations in real estate is the use of softwares that allow buyers to virtually inspect a property while giving 3-D views without having to physically be at its location
Smart home technology: another major way in which technology is disrupting the real estate industry is through the prevalence of smart home technology. Smart home technology is a broad term that can be used to describe essentially any form of home automation.
Home automation and smart home technology can be used to improve comfort and energy efficiency, security, and general convenience. Many property developers today utilize this trend to improve the value of their property and boost sales price.