The Technology and Trends Committee is dedicated to helping all members and affiliates achieve their technology goals through cutting edge platforms focusing on efficiency, customer service and marketing. We will provide educational training that will help ease the transition to digital age technology for both the realtor and the consumer. Overall, the Tech and Trends Committee is dedicated to vetting new technologies and ensuring that the technology that is provided is productive and an asset to end users.
ARE YOU NOMOPHOBIC?
“If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about our world? The answer? I possess a device, in my pocket that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in to arguments with strangers.” This was an excerpt from the online forum Reddit demonstrating the significance of mobile technology. In 90% of American adults hands/pockets/purses lies this device with virtually unlimited capabilities. You can watch live TV with subscription streaming services. You can check on a live camera feed or close your garage door from across the world with home automation. You can swipe right in hopes to find true love. You can even search and find your next house on the internet. Oh, and you can actually make calls with these things too. But like Spiderman’s great Uncle Ben said “with great power comes great responsibility”.
Using 3-D scans in Real Estate
A trend here to stay?
Local business publications are providing numerous articles on utilizing 3-D Scans for a more realistic tour of real estate. Will this technology replace the current picture based advertising we now commonly see? Is the new-tech cost prohibitive for agents without a large budget to promote their listings? What is this new technology, and what does it offer to the Realtor, and more importantly, buyers?
In 2013 a company called Matterport, located in Sunnyvale, California introduced the equipment to help real estate agents in cities like Houston, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois, provide realistic walk-throughs.