As of April 19, 2020, the Center for Disease Control has reported that the total cases of COVID-19 positive patients in the country have now reached 720, 630 with total deaths reaching 37, 202 putting the United States at the top in world casualties for this pandemic. As states across the nations go on various versions of lockdown to lessen the spread of the virus, businesses are facing a new reality – there are less people going out and instead opting to stay safely in their homes to transact their respective commercial activities like shopping, banking, bills payment and more.
Since the real estate industry is one of the business sectors that have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown, home construction contractors need to embrace the new normal – going virtual. Home building contractors are facing many challenges and are now looking at online and digital options to showcase their services and finished products to potential buyers. In an article on Forbes, while virtual is nothing new, it makes the process of marketing homes and home building services transparent, seamless and easier for clients.
Here are some reasons why going virtual is the way to go during these times.
1. Bring your services directly to the clients through online showings.
Offer alternative ways that your clients can look at designs, model homes, color swatches, fixtures and fittings. Some options include video calling and virtual reality tours for 360-degree home walkthroughs. A typical scenario would be clients visiting multiple properties and sites before deciding to choose one. Not only is this time consuming, visiting multiple properties that are out of the way can be expensive. The power of virtual reality can help real estate agents grow their business, get more clients, and is perfectly aligned with social distancing rules during this pandemic.
2. Offer interactive and customizable options.
Allow your clients options where they can select rooms to view online and zoom in on particular sections and change features such as colors for walls, cabinets and even kitchen countertops.
3. Maximize your social media presence.
Make it easier for your clients to access your projects through social media pages that they are already using like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Give them the chance to share the photos of properties they like on their timelines and feed. In return this will increase your reach and engagement to your business’ page.
If you’re looking for reliable and dependable home building contractors, Freedom Homes has been committed to providing families with choices in future home construction since 1995. We give you the freedom to choose what you want, need and desire to create a safe, secure, and functional place for your family to live.
Contact us anytime and we will accommodate your needs and provide you with convenient and hassle-free options for our services including home construction, design and build, general contractor, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, exterior home renovation. Call us today and we will arrange for custom design viewing through various online means.