As members of the real estate market, it is our passion to serve the Kansas City community. Over the last three months, we have seen our market get more and more unique as we adapt to all-time low interest rates, market variances, and public health concerns. As real estate agents and industry leaders in Kansas City, we tasked ourselves with continuing to provide the same degree of service to our customers, while keeping current with developing guidelines from government leaders. To do this, we have introduced and implemented new technology to complement our plans for the future and continue to perform our essential services to our community.
Evolving our existing digital services while using these new technologies became our mission and as a company, we have accomplished this together. Utilizing our website, mobile app, social media, and expansions of our existing services, we are bringing cutting edge tech tools to our clients to assist them in their home search or in selling their home.
Our Kansas City Homes website hosts a robust suite of tools and features for you to search homes throughout Kansas City. An industry leading lifestyle search tool lets you choose all the factors you need in your new home from proximity to coffee shops, daycares, and nightlife to the character of the home in terms of neighborhood quietness and/or vibrancy of the community. Another search feature available to you is our map search, where you are able to find homes in specific areas and communities to your choosing. If you are looking for a home in the Northland, close to a retail area and highly rated schools with a dog park nearby, our search tools will lead you to all the homes that match that exact criteria. Our database is home to all listings in the area, even those that are not under the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate name.
For each individual listing, you will have several avenues to explore your potential new home. As you scroll down the listing page, you will first see the main photo gallery that will show you the entire home from top to bottom. For the majority of listings, the option to take a virtual tour will also now be available, which we will expand on more below. Continuing to scroll down the page, you will see essential information to the home as well as the listing map. This listing map is a new feature that allows you to see what is in the community and your proximity to parks, retail shops, restaurants, and schools. Also included here is the commute time feature, which is a new addition to the listing map. The commute time add-on does what the name suggests, it accurately tracks your commute time from work, school, or a loved one, to the house you are viewing.
While there are many more features that would make this blog about forty pages long, the final website feature we will discuss is our cutting edge Home Compare tool. When you are preparing to sell your home, the Home Compare feature allows you to fill in the information on your home and see what similar listings have sold for recently in the Kansas City area. This will give you first-hand knowledge on the market and what our agents will use to help you agree on a price to list your home. Explore more of our website to find many more features and helpful guides on navigating the home market.
Adapting to the increased digital traffic, we have been advocating educational opportunities to better serve the community as a whole. This has culminated in the pursuit of 3D and live tours by our agents to show homes to our audience without asking them to physically take a tour. We have partnered with a local photography agency who are at work making 3D tours available for the majority of our listings. Their services are completely sanitary and safe and allows you to see the home from the comfort of yours. Our agents are ready to help you with Facetime and Facebook Messenger video chats if you want as close to an in-person tour as you can.
Emphasizing our existing technology has been an imperative for us. We have reinforced our Kansas City Homes mobile application to allow you the same search capabilities as our website on your mobile device. Navigate to your app store and search Kansas City Homes to find the app, download, and begin your search to your forever home, wherever you are.
Finding your new home or selling your existing home is a major decision. Helping you make the decision and providing you the guidance you need on doing it right is still our mission. With the lifting of the stay-at-home orders and everyone returning to the “new normal,” Kansas City Homes will continue to utilize our technology resources to offer the same degree of service you have come to expect from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes.