Brian Ferdinand: Technology is a Game Changer in the Real Estate Industry


It’s no secret that technology has taken over the world. With everything readily available with a single click, and all things accessible from a portable communications gadget like a smartphone or tablet, it’s no wonder why people these days rely heavily on technology. Hello, everyone. This is Brian Ferdinand. I invite you to read on to learn more about how technology is shaping the future of real estate.

Buyers rely on the Internet for research and information

These days, when someone is looking to buy property, they don’t normally turn to a real estate agent anymore—at least not initially. What they do instead is to turn to the Internet for properties that are available at the location of their choice. This is where property finder Web apps come into play. These apps do not merely give you full addresses of the property. They give you detailed information about the property; from neighborhood pricing (including pricing trends in the last five years or so as well as price indicators and predictions) to the community itself.

Do you have school age kids? The property finder can also tell you where the nearest schools, shops, restaurants, clinics, and parks are.

Now, if you are buying property as an investment, there are also Web apps that can provide you with an estimated value of the property after a year or two have passed.

Cloud Technology

Cloud sharing technology is also seen as a tech trend that will be on the upswing in 2016 or at least in the next year. Cloud technology is nothing new, but in terms of real estate buying and selling, it can streamline information sharing between the agent and the buyer or seller. In other words, shared cloud for clients and real estate agents is predicted to take shape in the very near future.

With this technology, data sharing will be quicker and easier than, say, sharing through email.

Other tech trends predicted to come out for the real estate industry in the very near future include 3D printed keys. IT trends in real estate are likely to take advantage of mobile computing as well.

More tech trends in real estate will be posted by Brian Ferdinand as information becomes available.