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    The New Standard in Exterior Renderings

    Front DoorWe recently released our new rendering processes to meet home buyer demand for higher quality images.

    Here’s a look at the data behind the need for sharper exterior renderings…

    Sharpness Sells

    Analysis from Redfin shows that homes with the sharpest 10% of images sold at or above list price 44% of the time, while listings with average sharpness sold at or above list only 13% of the time.

    Additional Analysis by Redfin indicates that getting the sharpest images for your property may result in the following advantages:

    • Receive an average of 61% more views than their peers across all price tiers.
    • Have a 47% higher asking price per square foot.
    • Have an increased likelihood of selling homes priced above $300,000.
    • Stay on the market an average of 10 days less.

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    14 Reasons Why Homebuilders Must Invest in Mobile [Infographic]

    14 Reasons Homebuilders Must Invest In MobileWe already know home buyers have gone mobile, but we also know the amount of time people are spending on mobile devices is increasing. This means homebuilders must have a mobile strategy in place to provide the information new home buyers are looking for.

    A recent joint study conducted by Google and the National Association of Realtors uncovered the following eye-opening facts about today’s new home buyers:

    • 89% use a mobile search engine
    • 68% use mobile applications
    • 51% read general home information
    • 48% get directions to visit a home
    • 44% compare prices

    Plus, with Millenials having the highest smartphone penetration rates, homebuilders looking to attract these future home buyers need to pay attention.

    Creating the Best Mobile Experience for Home Buyers

    To establish a competitive edge, your mobile site needs to be:

    • Mobile-friendly
    • App-friendly
    • Easy to navigate – especially for mobile users searching for important info like directions and new home prices

    See why homebuilders must invest in mobile…

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    It’s Official: Home Buyers Have Gone Mobile [Infographic]

    Mobile Phones and the Home Buying ExperienceZillow.com, the leading real estate information marketplace, recently announced record numbers of homes being viewed by mobile devices, and smartphone sales have overtaken PC sales. Interestingly enough, recent studies also show that mobile users may be more aggressive decision makers, three times more likely than desktop users to contact a real estate professional following their mobile search. Can you imagine tripling your call volume?

    It all begins with an evaluation of your website and digital content:

    • How does your site look to mobile users?
    • Is it optimized in HTML5? Or are your visitors hit with blank screens due to Flash?
    • Can all mobile users view your site, regardless of platform?
    • How does it engage home buyers?
    • Is it easy to share video and photos of the communities that pique their interest?

    Now that the mobile “trend” has clearly become a pattern, it’s important to implement the types of features and apps buyers have begun to expect. As printed materials and static presentations become passé, you’ll need to offer newer, interactive, mobile-friendly content in order to keep home buyers engaged.

    See why mobile matters for homebuilders and real estate professionals…

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