Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Thanksgiving is an occasion to lift our spirits -- some emotional, some in rocks glasses. Not to cast aspersions upon the holiday's most underrated side dish, but there a lot of things to be thankful for other than a good green bean casserole recipe. For example, this year in real estate technology, we witnessed the rise of the on-demand agent. Using tools like AgentPair and CurbCall, prospective buyers can roll up to a house, text a proverbial Bat signal to any nearby agents subscribed to the service and sit tight for showing help to arrive. Avenue, as does AgentPair's PairBot, uses text-messaging to create a concierge service for aspiring buyers and sellers. Consumers just send a question into the dark matter of the market to initiate discussion with a local agent expert. An agency agreement may or not transpire. Fan or not, the innovation behind...
- On demand services are quickly rising in real estate, as they are industry-wide.
- Some of the best real estate technology solutions are those that simple make an old way of doing things new again.
- Look for more tools in tech that make agents more collaborative and the industry more transparent