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Boston real estate agents today are tasked with guiding their clients through both Boston apartment rentals and the Boston condo market made more complicated by the pandemic. A new imperative has emerged, urging agents to offer their clients speed and ease across all aspects of the Boston condo-buying, and apartment rental process.
Please Boston Real Estate Brokers
Each day, or at least once a week, I receive a request from an internet lead to view a Boston property via a virtual tour. It amazes me how many Boston downtown agents don’t post their listing in MLS with a virtual tour or at least on YouTube.
This past 12 months, as downtown Boston socially distanced to slow the spread of Covid, the real estate industry in most cases pivoted to digital-first. Suddenly, open houses became virtual events and many home lenders adjusted measures around home appraisals to support drive-by or video tours in lieu of walkthroughs. Surprisingly, consumers responded enthusiastically to these changes. According to a May 2020 study from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 41% of buyers said they could envision buying a home during the pandemic without ever physically stepping inside. In that same study, a whopping 70% of buyers and 67% of sellers said they were comfortable with conducting all business on a computer (such as reviewing and signing documents electronically). In this kind of environment, NAR reported, 62% of buyers believe it is essential that an agent/broker be knowledgeable about ways to electronically sign some or all closing documents.