We are living in an increasingly digital world, and searching for a home is no different. Buyers now have easy access to apps that let them search by location and neighborhoods. Online searching maximizes the ability to compare and contrast homes on the market by selected features, and many times this is done before a potential homebuyer connects with a real estate agent.
In its Real Estate in a Digital Age report, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) examines how real estate professionals utilize technology in their everyday business practices. Check out the infographic below for highlights from the report, or read additional statistics from the full report.
A version of this article originally appeared in the ListHub newsletter.
See the full 2017 Digital Age Report from National Association of REALTORS® >
Join us every Wednesday at 2:00 pm EST for Webinar Wednesday and learn more about the resources available with your membership.
May 3, 2017
Tune in as we discuss the Georgia MLS public portal (GeorgiaMLS.com), Find, ListTrac, and ListHub. We’ll show you how these sites can help you with your listing exposure.
May 10, 2017
Listen in as we talk with Rob Springer about RatePlug and learn how this invaluable tool helps homebuyers find the mortgage program that best fits their homebuying scenario.
May 17, 2017
Whether you are a new member or a seasoned veteran, participation in this webinar will help you get the most out of your Georgia MLS membership.
May 24, 2017
Georgia State University Guest Speaker
Jonathan A. Wiley, Ph.D. will be joining us to talk about the impact of commercial development on surrounding residential property values. The topic is explored utilizing an innovative approach that combines multiple data sources for the Atlanta metropolitan area.
May 31, 2017
Join us as we discuss R.E. Forms with Vanessa Goggans, Attorney and Chair of the Residential Real Estate Practice of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. R.E. Forms are an alternative to those who prefer not to purchase the GAR Forms.
No Pre-registration required. Just login at GAMLS.com a few minutes before 2:00 pm. The link to join the webinar will be available in the Announcements section. Limited to the first 100 participants.
Be sure to utilize Georgia MLS as part of your daily business routine so you don’t miss out on available listings! In the current real estate marketplace the trend across the state is low inventory. Currently GAMLS has over 48,000+ listings. GAMLS is the service with the greatest amount of listings available to our members and the largest available possibilities for your clients!
Here is a comparison of GAMLS vs. the next largest MLS >
Read more articles in the Spring Edition of The GAMLS Connection newsletter >
Just like our clocks this weekend, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” To some, losing that extra hour of sleep makes a huge difference. For others, gaining the extra daylight more than makes up for the hour of lost sleep. An hour makes a big difference in the real estate world too. This infographic takes a look at what happens every hour in the housing market!
Many potential buyers and sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Buyer demand usually falls off in the winter months, especially in areas that are impacted by extreme cold temperatures and conditions.
As the housing market picks up momentum, so do the opportunities for the real estate professional. Be sure to take advantage of all the resources available to you as a member of Georgia MLS. Just login to gamls.com to access the many products and services that can help you succeed as a broker or agent. Need help in a particular area? Watch our webinars on our YouTube channel that focus on specific topics.
Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of our quarterly newsletter, The GAMLS Connection! Each quarter, we’ll update you on what you may have missed, what to expect in the coming months, new features and more!
2016 in Review
2016 was a significant year for real estate in Georgia and a busy year for Georgia MLS. We expanded our membership with significant growth across the state. Having started the year at just over 29,000 members, we ended the year with over 32,300 members!
Georgia MLS has also positioned our members to stay ahead of the technology curve by enhancing . . .
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Happy Holidays from all of us at Georgia MLS! Wishing you warmest greetings of the holiday season and a New Year filled with prosperity and success!
Click the image below to watch ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Real Estate Version)’.
Inman News says that Homesnap has ‘irresistible qualities every real agent agent wants”. That’s a pretty good indication that you need this tool in your life!
Homesnap is the top-rated real estate app built for agents and loved by homebuyers. A few note-worthy mentions include:
Agent-Only Profiles: tap any agent or view an expanded profile
Hook New Leads Instantly with Unlimited Rapid CMA Reports: Create timely, accurate Comparative Market Analysis reports in less than 5 minutes to print and share with your clients as PDFs.
Stay Safe at Showings: Set a safety timer and Homesnap will automatically notify your emergency contacts if the time expires
Boosted Exposure: You’ll be automatically designated as the default agent to contact on all of your listings
Read what Inman News had to say about Homesnap >
Get the app to see why millions of people are switching to Homesnap. Access Homesnap from any device, whether it’s iPhone, iPad, Android, or web.
Join us every Wednesday at 2:00 pm for Webinar Wednesday and gain insight into the new Transaction Desk interface. Try it out! Just login to gamls.com and click on Transaction Desk. You can easily toggle back and forth until we transition over in December.
October 5, 2016
An Overview of the New Transaction Desk
Join us as we explore the new features, including a simplified wizard, better integration with Authentisign, a new templates feature that replaces quick-start groups, and a customizable dashboard. Now with a cleaner look and more mobile-friendly, Transaction Desk is easier to use on-the-go.
October 12, 2016
Creating a Transaction
We’ll walk you through how to create a transaction using the new Transaction Desk interface.
October 19, 2016
Save time and learn the most efficient way to create a transaction using templates in Transaction Desk. Quick- start groups have now been merged into Transaction Templates. Any quick-start groups created in the old system are now in the new system as templates.
October 26, 2016
We’ll talk about the new improved integration with Authentisign. Complete with tamper proof security technology to prevent document modification, Authentisign seamlessly integrates with the popular cloud services Dropbox, Google drive and OneDrive.
No Pre-registration required. Just login at GAMLS.com a few minutes before 2:00 pm. The link to join the webinar will be available in the Announcements section.
Limited to the first 100 participants.
Atlanta Agent Magazine reports that inventory remains very low across the Metro Atlanta housing market. According to the latest numbers from ARA, inventory in May was just a 3.6-month supply for the 11-county area. The inventory problem is particularly pronounced in several Atlanta counties, as noted by Georgia MLS Market Statistics.
Get the details here >
Send a CMA to a client or prospect right from your phone in under a minute using Homesnap Pro!
You know when a prospective clients calls out of the blue telling you that they’re planning to sell, and they want an idea of what their house could sell for? Homesnap Pro makes it simple to send a quick substantive response that shows how responsive you are.
Homesnap Pro’s Rapid CMA, allows you to quickly pull together a CMA and get it to a prospect in under 1 minute!
On every property in Homesnap, you’ll see a ‘Send a Rapid CMA’ button, which will take you through the 4-step process for creating a Rapid CMA.
Get the Homesnap Pro App >