Like virtually everyone else on the planet, I‚Äôve finally succumbed to tablet-mania and become an owner ‚Ä¶ of an iPad. I coupled it with a totally cool Zagg Folio leather case/keyboard combo. Although it‚Äôs an incredibly useful tool in so many ways, I‚Äôm 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 ‚Äúfind a realtor in Fremont, CA‚ÄĚ and, at the top of the list, they see ‚ÄúFind Local Realtors¬ģ – Research & Compare Realtors Online.‚ÄĚ A tap on the link takes them to HomeGain.com‚Äôs 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.