Consider Using These Austin-Based Services for Your Real Estate Business
Thanks to a diverse business-friendly environment, access to one of the best talent pools in the country, and a culture that values “keeping Austin weird,” Austin has established itself as the Lone Star State’s cradle of creativity. Not surprisingly, then, entrepreneurs in Austin have realized the potential of the real estate industry and, as evidenced by these Austin-based companies, have been challenging the status quo in real estate tech.
RentHub is a must-have if your client is an investor looking to generate rental income. Formerly known as Kwelia, this Austin-based online renter’s guide provides users with real-time rent data including prices, hot spots, and a general view of the overall health of the renter’s market.
Founded in 2015, Opcity is a lead-gen platform designed to help perform much of the upfront work associated with finding clients who are ready to buy. They use their own algorithms to find clients who are ready to speak to an agent and then send them your way. The cool part though? The higher your performance score, the higher-quality leads you’ll be sent.
Real HQ (owned by AgentProto) is a free online service that helps potential home buyers and sellers connect with local agents. The service asks its users to answer several questions then it matches them with agents whose knowledge of an area, experience, and even personality best fit their needs.
In today’s world, having a website (or at least an online presence) is a must, and RealSavvy makes having a website a reality for agents. What’s more, the company also builds in a CRM and drip marketing capabilities to better manage your lead flow.
As the name suggests, Renovate Simply connects homeowners with trusted contractors who have been vetted and certified. They even analyze pricing data and can help estimate the cost of certain projects. This can be especially helpful if a client is from out of town and is looking for a bit of a fixer-upper to make their own.
Virtual Staging Solutions
According to a 2019 study performed by the National Association of REALTORS® Research Group: “Eighty-three percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.” However, staging a home can be a laborious and costly venture. Instead, why not try and help clients visualize the space by doing it virtually through Virtual Staging Solutions?
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