In real estate, there is always a separation between the physical and digital media used to sell homes. New companies are emerging to encourage better data exchange and information for all parties involved.
Real estate used to be fairly simple. Homes would sell regionally. There would be slow transactions, and listing exposure was low. Even communicative systems were not designed well.
Today, technology is a more thorough part of the real-estate process, but it has been a slow adoption. Now, the industry is taking note of consumers and their wishes to see more online, which is quickening the adoption of more technology than before.
The primary issue with technology in real estate is how none of the systems really connect to one another. There are thousands of firm websites, MLS listings and CRM systems that all work independently. Since they're not compatible, it's harder for individuals to use them effectively.
Standardization would help. Deciding on one system would allow for the freedom to be distributed freely. Standardization builds trust among consumers and agents since they know they're seeing what others see as well.
Keep in mind that systems are not all the same, especially if you plan to work with an agent to find a home. You may want to check the various MLS listings and with different companies to find the right home or business location for you. Your attorney can also help you when you're ready to review and sign a contract, so you can sign with confidence that you're doing the right thing for your financial health and future.