Technology has become an integral part of everyone’s business and personal life. If you are selling your home, utilize the latest technology that helps you prepare and market your home for a fast and profitable sale. Below, we have compiled a list of the best apps for people selling a house in Tampa Bay!
Zillow is the most widely used home finder app used in the country. Buyers can conduct nationwide searches. As a seller, you can download Zillow for free and get listed without paying a fee that is required by the MLS listing service used by realtors. Putting together a professional looking listing with great photos and description helps buyers find you. You can also do research to see what other homes in the area are priced at as you make your decisions on listing prices.
While many people think of Zillow as a buyers’ tool, sellers should utilize the resource for proper listing in one of the largest public databases you can find. Plus Zillow has a video creation tool that is pretty nifty, helping you create and upload a professional quality video so buyers can walk through your home before they physically walk through the door.
Like Zillow, Redfin is a huge database of properties across the country. It is free to download and use. One of the great things about the Redfin App is the speed of information. Adjustments to listings such as open house advertisements, new photos, updated descriptions or price changes are done quickly. Redfin updates the database every 15 minutes so buyers know exactly what is going on as the market and listings change. As long as you are updating, Redfin is a current, if not more, than other listing services that can take up to 48 hours to adjust.
Thinking of selling without a realtor? Take the middleman out of the equation and save on commissions with SQFT. This app is free to download. The way it works it you download the app and list your home for free. If you sell your home via the app, you pay a 1% listing fee plus a $500 transaction fee. This saves you nearly 5% in realtor commissions since realtors are able to charge up to 6% for the transaction.
While SQFT offers resources to help you list and market the property, keep in mind that you are responsible for all legal disclosures and contractual obligations. So while this is a great way to save money, it should be reserved for those who are experienced in the home sale process.
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s just an ordinary static picture that isn’t capturing the entire breadth of your home. This app allows you to take panoramic photos providing you with amazing photos to grab buyers’ attention online. This is especially useful if you have a large property with a picture-perfect landscape. A sunset panoramic photo can give potential buyers a stronger emotional connection to your property. While this app isn’t free and isn’t specifically designed for home sales, it is worth the $2 you’ll spend in the app store.
Ever drive by a home and wonder what the story was. Maybe you couldn’t stop at that moment but were really interested. That is where Homesnap comes in. Even though this app is designed for buyer’s to get information on a home, you as the seller can use it to do your research. Due diligence on homes in your area helps you understand how to price your own home. It provides home estimates in the area and a ton of neighborhood information. All you have to do is download the app and take a photo of the home. The app does the rest.
Every realtor is going to tell you to stage your home. Many might recommend doing renovations or remodeling before putting your home on the market. Houzz is the app to help you determine exactly what will work in your space. It allows you to remodel your home virtually to see the final product. You can try a few things and test the options with a small group before you budget and proceed with any work. This not only saves you money but helps you maximize remodeling dollars with a look that is best suited for your home and the Tampa Bay.