Latest innovation gives agents an edge
Forget about the paper work, a Matamata property agency has a tool to literally find listings via the touch of a screen.
Matamata Real Estate and Farmlands Real Estate is the first Waikato agency to have touch screen listing technology.
The new responsive window display has been installed into the window at Matamata Real Estate on Arawa Street.
Agency principal Joanne Morgan is excited to be the first in the Waikato to have the technology and says it certainly sets them apart from other property agents.
‘‘It’s the latest innovation, it’s simplistic and lots of people have made use of it.
‘‘It’s quite exciting to be the first in the Waikato and it definitely gives our vendors an advantage.
‘‘It’s the way the world is going and you can either keep up with it, or miss out,’’ she said.
She says the tool enables people to scroll through properties listed, select one and see the full range of photos and description as well as its physical location on Google maps complete with directions.
It also offers an email link for the agent, or forwarding option to the vendor’s personal email where they can have a better look at their leisure.
Morgan says it also means people can get all the property information they need without having to go inside and speak with an agent directly.
She says most of the emails
‘‘It's quite exciting to be the first in the Waikato and it definitely gives our vendors an advantage.’’
they receive arrive over the weekends, when visitors are in town looking at real estate prospects meaning both the agents and vendors never miss out on an opportunity simply because the agency is closed.
The technology comes from Labryinth Solutions, which began developing the interactive software last year for Auckland real estate companies.
‘‘Our interactive touch window is transforming the real estate front office experience for potential buyers and adds an innovative platform for the vendors,’’ says Labyrinth Solutions managing director Vaughan Reed.
‘‘It’s refreshing to see the level of commitment Matamata Real Estate and Farmlands Real Estate have to their vendors by investing in customer focused technology to showcase their properties and deliver a superior experience.
‘‘This is definitely keeping them ahead of the technology curve.’’
Matamata Real Estate principal Joanne Morgan and agent Stuart Brizzle with the responsive window display.