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These days, everything is digital and instant. From grabbing food, booking a ride or applying for a job—this era has made it a point to make everything paperless.
This is why it isn’t surprising that even in a high-demand industry such as real estate, the internet has created a platform that makes buying and selling swifter and hassle-free. With it comes the convenience of online portals, where private sellers, buyers, and real estate professionals can organize and simplify the process of selling and purchasing a property. If you’re still not convinced, we listed down a couple of benefits that may convince you that going digital is the way to go for property selling.
Online portals have a wider reach
When you go online, it’s easier to reach out to the right market. Filipinos are some of the most avid internet users so it will be easy to find them this way. Gone are the days where real estate professionals must solely depend on newspaper ads, poster ads, word-of-mouth appeal when online portals have access to a wider net leads that could potentially be converted into sales.
Online portals such as Lamudi also make it a point to expand outside of the country, reaching overseas markets who may be interested in investing in a property in the Philippines, where almost millions are
It targets the right audience
Traditionally, the process of finding a buyer for a property takes a long while. Everything will be done from scratch without enough background to start off. Online portals have taken targeting to another level. With the help of filters, keywords, and search engine optimization, an interested buyer can instantly find a listing more relevant to what they’re looking for. This simplified process alone makes it less of a hassle for both the buyer and the seller because the right property and buyer can easily be matched or recommended.
It allows instant reaction and communication
Before buying a property, it’s important for buyers or interested property seekers to see this firsthand, and, even possibly meet the seller. But this whole process can take weeks or months on end. From working out schedules to sudden cancellations, the time spent on this can easily be wasted.
Online portals don’t just give an instant impression to property seekers, they also open up instant communication. Simple questions potential buyers may have that needs not a lengthy call or face-to-face meeting can be done through instant messaging. So even interested property seekers who live abroad or OFWs have the opportunity to communicate with brokers or sellers of property and have their questions answered directly.
It is established on credibility and trust
Established online portals such as Lamudi have dedicated years of establishing their credibility. They allot much of their resources to ensure their platforms’ security and a streamlined, easy-to-use system for their users. This guarantees sellers and buyers are legitimate. It also attracts property seekers to use these platforms to search for property listings because they are assured that they are bound to find a property that would match their interest without compromising their personal information.
At the time of incredibly paced change, the benefits of online portals cannot be understated. They already changed real estate as we know it and only those who are quick to adapt to the change will reap their wealth of benefits.