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By Lukas W Sheen • February 5, 2016

Can you trust your property with an agent you met on the internet?

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The residential real estate industry has undergone a tremendous change in the last 5 years. Increasingly, we’ve been witnessing how brokers and real estate agents have begun changing the way they operate their business; they’ve begun using the internet extensively and have made it a substantial part of their business models and thus, their incomes. For example, a decade or so ago, potential clients would have to go and visit every home personally to see how it looked, where it was, how the neighborhood was, its lighting, furniture, fixtures and what not.

But not today.


Today, you can easily view your future home (along with several dozen potential ones) in the comfort of your home or office, without having to do so much as getting up from your place of rest. Unlike a decade or so ago when people (and agents) had to rely on newspaper ads which provided limited information about various properties, today’s online listings now can tell people whatever they need to know about a home without even stepping their feet into the said properties. In fact, one of the most important reasons behind the boom of the real estate market via the internet is attributed largely to the increased ease with which home buyers and sellers can buy or sell properties with a few simple clicks on their keyboards.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious contender looking to buy property or a looky-lou who wants to have a peek at the neighbor’s house that has gone up for sale - online real estate viewing has become a pastime of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. Comscore, an American Internet analytics company which provides marketing data and analytics to many of the world's largest enterprises, agencies, and publishers, states that 100 million hits a month can easily be attributed to online real estate search sites. Seeing that America witnesses the sales of around about 400,000 properties every month, it’s safe to say that not everybody who visits these websites is a potential buyer.

And while real estate via the internet has been a boom for both agents and clients, it does come with its set of problems. Even today, despite all rules & regulations available, and the precautions that one can take, the real estate market is still a bit like the “Wild, Wild West”. There are so many scams out there, so many fakes that it’s hard to understand who’s going to give you your money’s worth and who’s going to run away with it. There are so many non-Realtor websites which are unregulated, and an equal number of websites put up FSBO (For Sale By Owner) ads even for properties they do not own. They mislead you into believing you’re getting in touch with the owner, when in reality, they’re nothing more than mid-level agents looking to make money off innocent clients.

A lot of other companies and agents play it dirty in a different way. They index various street names across an entire city or state, and no matter what address you search for, they pay Google for those very keywords so that their names appear on the top results (paid ads). They do this despite the fact that they may not own the property themselves, which again, is a wastage of the client’s time and energy. A few agents and brokers go a step ahead and provide you with video tours, but in reality, those ‘tours’ are nothing more than photos taken from 2-3 legitimate listings.

The world is getting smaller, thanks to technology, but how do you know which of the numerous real estate sites on the Internet are genuine and worth your energy and time?

Vamoove.com is one of the best options available on the internet right now. The organizational model includes a new generation of property search which caters to the requirement of people and organizations all over the globe, while also giving opportunities to overseas agents and investors to become a part of its ever-expanding family.

Vamoove the barrier between fake agents and potential buyers, as well as uninterested sellers and genuine realtors. Vamoove takes on board only registered buyers to view properties on the website. The details are extremely thorough, which includes proof of funds and a few documents about their lawyers. Only after they get the green light from the site are their details shown to the seller. This process has been explained in a video tutorial which you can watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_bRVouwRmY

If you’re looking at 100% privacy, vamoove can provide its buyers that option as well. So for example, if you’re a business woman who’s moving from England to Spain and are worried about who to contact, you don’t have to look beyond Vamoove. We’ll help you locate a trustworthy real estate agent with the proper credentials, who in turn will assist you in whatever manner you require them to, even helping you to set your property up before your arrival. To make your dealings transparent, we give you the option of communicating directly with the agent. If, on the other hand, you feel communicating with an agent consumes too much of your time, you can share your requirements with Vamoove and our team will happily communicate with an agent on your behalf.

The competition in real estate is simply going to grow in the years to come, and it’s going to become increasingly difficult to sort out the genuine from the fake agencies, seeing how easy it has become to buy and sell property off the internet. Since buying or selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions most people take in their entire lifetimes, it’s imperative that you place your trust in a name that has the proper reach, authority and credentials to give you what you want. Vamoove has created an international search website which has globalised property sales and rentals; our website is a global go-to for property and agents in local, national and international areas. Visit the website for more details http://www.vamoove.com/

 

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