Showcasing expert use of available technology, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has been offering a fully virtual home buying and selling experience using FaceTimeâ„˘, Appleâ€™s video chat service.
â€śOur team understands how challenging it can be to bring everyone together for a real estate transaction,â€ť says Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. â€śWith FaceTimeâ„˘, our real estate professionals can show a home with their smartphone. It is exciting to see how technology is helping to simplify and accomplish this part of the home buying and selling process.â€ť
FaceTimeâ„˘ has proven success connecting friends and families around the world. Businesses like Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are also making the most of FaceTimeâ„˘ and other technology applications for the benefit of its customers.
REALTORSÂ® Sarah Leuthold and Linda Maxwell of the companyâ€™s Avondale/San Marco office recently sold two homes with the support of technology. They used FaceTimeâ„˘ to show a home to a couple who were relocating to Northeast Florida from Arizona. Even though the couple had never visited Jacksonville, they put a contract on the home following the FaceTimeâ„˘ showing.
The seller of the home was represented by REALTORSÂ® Josh Nugent and Dee Burnett, also of the Avondale/San Marco office. Buyers and sellers often select Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices because the company provides technology with the most effective tools and services.
â€śOur seller was thrilled with the end result,â€ť Nugent says. â€śOur companyâ€™s advanced technology gives us an edge. We have sold many of our listings using professional photography or video.â€ť
As technology continues to transform the ways in which buyers search for homes and real estate professionals communicate with their clients, the companyâ€™s technology development group remains on the forefront of new advancements.
â€śTechnology is helping us make the home buying and selling process as convenient for our clients as possible,â€ť says Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. â€śOur company is the market leader and we are constantly challenging ourselves to use technology and applications to streamline the process and successfully achieve our clientsâ€™ goals.â€ť
And while the company embraces the use of technology, leaders recognize that some clients choose to communicate in different ways.
â€śWe recognize that some clients have hesitations about technology and prefer face-to-face interaction,â€ť Budnick says. â€śWhile technology plays an important role, it all comes down to people and relationships. Exceptional customer service remains the core of our business.â€ť
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