Let’s face it, everyone and their grandmother has a cell phone these days.
Aside from the fact that teenagers can’t hold a conversation that includes eye contact, they are great things.
They are so amazing that 90% of Americans send text messages. This is a staggering number! I wonder if they count the “ppl wh txt w/o vwls”?
Another increasing trend is the number of Americans using smartphones! Over 34% of Americans use a smartphone in their daily life and that number is only increasing.
So what does this have to do with you? Well, if you are selling a house, there are new ways to give buyers instant access to information about a home! The number of people using apps, text messages, and a new thing called Quick Response code, or QR for short, are on the rise.
This is what I am most interested in when it comes to using this new technology as an advantage.
Remember last week’s blog post about how short sales are an increasing share of the Central Phoenix market? Unfortunately, this is the new reality for at least the next few years. But if you need to short sell your home, don’t worry! Using tools such as text messages and QR codes, I can help your home get seen above the other homes on the market. (See also my post from yesterday on other Short Sale Resources I’ve developed.)
Want to know how it works? It’s so simple and you can try it yourself!
Text the special 6-digit code on the flag to the number and you will receive information on this house.
Or, if you have a smartphone and a barcode scanner app on your phone, scan the special code and you will be directed to a special website with information on the house.
HOW COOL IS THAT?!?
Using this technology is a great idea and can really help increase the number of people that view the home. Using the old-fashioned flyer box is fine; the problem with those is the fact that you will have to continuously check and replace the flyers otherwise there might be a missed buyer.
Smartphones are amazing pieces of technology and having the ability to quickly access information can make buying or selling a home much easier.