It’s no surprise that technology continues to become more and more fundamental in all aspects of our lives, and it’s quickly seeping into the real estate industry as well. Technology is rapidly changing real estate, including the way we buy, sell and invest at auction. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, it’s essential to keep up with the ever-evolving landscape. Here are the latest tools and resources that can assist you in finding and securing the right investments.
There’s An App for That
Most consumers are conducting business on the go whether it’s on the subway or in between meetings—mostly using apps on their phones. According to a 2019 report from eMarketer, smartphone usage increased with 90% of smartphone time being on mobile apps, and we’ll likely see the number continue to increase in 2020. To meet investors where they are, we have adopted a mobile-first strategy by introducing a user-friendly, interactive mobile app.
Through the Hubzu app, real estate investors can browse for new properties, bid on the ones they’re interested in and participate in auctions all through their smartphones. Plus, they can stay up-to-date with real-time information and notifications regarding the properties they’re interested in. All of the information you need is right at your fingertips.
Taking mobile apps a step further, we have also introduced bid-by-text functionality for our users. Investors can now opt in to receive real-time notifications informing them of outbids, auction end times, foreclosure alerts, bid prices, new properties and more via text message. Additionally, users can place a bid simply by sending a text message. We aim to make the process of buying through auction as simple as possible, and this functionality does just that. So whether you’re stuck in meetings or on vacation, you no longer have to miss out on a property because of it—just text us, and we’ll handle the rest. In a fast-paced industry where you can be outbid in a second, there is nothing more valuable than having the ability to take action whenever and wherever you are.
Knowledge is Power
While technology has completely transformed the way we live and work, it can be argued that one of the most valuable advantages it has provided is easier access to information. Whether you have a question or are seeking advice from fellow investors, the answers are now just a few clicks away.
We recently revamped the Hubzu blog to offer relevant tools, tips, industry news and resources all in one place. Now, you can find insight from experts, get ahead of emerging trends, avoid common mistakes and simply expand your knowledge. With easy access to more resources than ever before, you can pursue new investment opportunities confidently.
We’re here to make sure you’re getting the most out of the technological advances, tools and resources available today. Ready to add another property to your portfolio? Start your search today!