Like virtually everyone else on the planet, Iâ€™ve finally succumbed to tablet-mania and become an owner â€¦ of an iPad. I coupled it with a totally cool Zagg Folio leather case/keyboard combo. Although itâ€™s an incredibly useful tool in so many ways, Iâ€™m particularly excited about how it can totally transform the home buying process.
Not knowing where to start in the search for a great local Realtor, a potential homebuyer from Fremont, California grabs their iPad during their lunch break and loads the Google app. They type in â€śfind a realtor in Fremont, CAâ€ť and, at the top of the list, they see â€śFind Local RealtorsÂ® – Research & Compare Realtors Online.â€ť A tap on the link takes them to HomeGain.comâ€™s homepage where they can enter their criteria and then search for a top-notch area Realtor – anonymously. As proposals start to come in from Fremont Realtors, they select a few profiles they like, click through to email the agents and ask for interviews with their top three choices. A quick tap on their Starbucks app allows them to share the address of their favorite location with the Realtors and appointments are quickly set up.