A full suite of virtual tools that enable buyers and sellers to move forward in a changing world.
In the past few weeks, “home” has taken on new meaning. For many, our homes have become temporary offices, classrooms, and places of refuge, stability and comfort. As a company built on helping our clients buy and sell homes, the need to adapt has become of the utmost importance.
In light of that, we wanted to share with you the innovative tools and resources we are providing clients and agents right now. Through these unprecedented and challenging times, 8z remains committed to supporting and guiding our clients, and staying connected to their needs. We have expanded our ability to meet those needs in this new virtual environment, and will continue to build upon our signature blend of exceptional service, technology, and marketing.
Here’s a message from 8z President Ryan Carter:
Listings with virtual tours see 8x the online engagement as those without. Our interactive 3D tours allow buyers to explore every corner of a house at their own pace – the closest thing to actually being there! These include “dollhouse” views and floor plans, providing an easy way to visualize the full layout of a home.
Homes that look good, sell quickly. Through the magic of virtual staging, we are able to add digital furniture, decorations, landscaping and more to listing photos, so that every home looks its best. This enhancement serves to spark the imagination of buyers who might otherwise overlook the potential of a home.
Our premier photography packages include professional video walkthroughs, taking a viewer through each room of a home and highlighting all the top features. Through a compelling visual journey of motion and sound, potential buyers are able to fully experience each home’s story and space.
With virtual showings, 8z agents can connect with clients through video chats, walking them through a home in real time and answering questions along the way. In addition, our listing search sites have added a Tour via Video Chat feature that allows buyers to request virtual showings on demand.
Virtual open houses are a powerful tool that allow interested buyers to attend from the comfort and safety of their own home. During these live video events, agents provide a showcase for the home and interact with virtual attendees. This allows us to truly engage serious buyers – without them ever setting foot in our client’s home.
Digital advertising campaigns are launched for every 8z listing. These location-based ads appear on highly trafficked websites, mobile, and social media. Using behavioral data to target the most likely potential buyers, our digital listing ads reach the right audience at the right time.
Our unique preview program starts marketing listings before they are even on the MLS, through social media, Zillow, e-alerts, and prominent placement on our website. This builds awareness and interest so that the day the listing hits the MLS, it will already be in demand and more likely to sell quickly.
Through our partner 8z Title, we are now offering non-contact curbside closings at many of our office locations. When the time comes to sign the final documents for a transaction, we provide everything needed to the client, and they remain in their vehicle throughout the process. Closing has never been easier!