Home Ownership

‘Tis the Season for Realtors to Take Pride in the Service They Provide

As families gather in their homes for the holidays, if you are a real estate professional, you’ve got to have some feeling of pride knowing you found the right home for many of these families.

Many times in our professional lives we get caught up in the numbers — how many sales, how many listings, the amount of the sale, the amount of the commission.

But now that the holidays are here, reflect for a moment on what you are selling and the ample benefits of home ownership — a place where families gather to celebrate, well, just being families.

So be proud of your role as a real estate professional in getting people into the right property. It truly is a beautiful thing.

We’ve been involved in the business long enough to know the real estate business is not an easy one. That’s why we create tools to make your jobs easier.

Providing a home in the right community for a family, where kids can play, one can mingle with their neighbors, good schools are nearby, and it’s pleasant to go downtown for a cup of coffee, should bring a sense of satisfaction to any broker or agent.

At a HUD hearing, former US Senator Elizabeth Dole once said: “The benefits of home ownership for families, communities and the nation are profound. When individuals and families own their home, they establish roots in their communities and have a great stake in the growth, safety and development of their towns and cities.”

She went on to add: “It is through initiatives to further grow home ownership that we empower individuals and families by helping them build wealth and improve their lives.”

So when you drive down the street these next few days and see all those homes filled with families enjoying  themselves, take a second to enjoy the part you played in making it all happen.

The staff at Home Junction would like to wish everybody a Happy (and fulfilling) Holiday Season!

Lifestyle Search Technologyg

Real Estate Broker Calls SpatialMatch His ‘Magic Map’

Everyone in business knows you don’t always get feedback from a satisfied customer. Many times they are just too busy.

But when one of your clients refers to your product as “magic,” well, you just gotta listen.

That’s what happened at Team X Real Estate in Los Angeles.

Broker Emmanuel Xuereb wrote in his blog that he has added the SpatialMatch IDX and lifestyle search engine to his website.

It is “the most incredible new technology for searching properties,” Emmanuel writes. “And we are the first in Los Angeles to implement it on our site.”

Now, we know LA is a hot market for real estate and with any hot market comes competition.

Team X is obviously going about the market in the right way by adding this enormous database of home listings combined with billions of bits of real estate data on local businesses, schools, community facilities and other amenities.

All this real estate data is crunched together into a user-friendly visual display on a map. So in essence, you can not only show a buyer information about a home, but at the same time you can show them places in the neighborhood that appeal to their lifestyle preferences. And in LA, we imagine customers are very particular about where they live.

“This is the same advancement as when the iPhone came out, changing phones forever,” Emmanuel said.

Comparing SpatialMatch to the iPhone? Sure, we’ll take a compliment like that any day of the week.

“You will not find a more accurate and extremely convenient and easy search for properties anywhere,” Emmanuel states. “No need to find the different web sites for all your searches any more. It’s all in one place now.”

Team X recently redesigned their website, and to add to the pizzazz of introducing a new site, they smartly added the new SpatialMatch IDX/lifestyle search technology.

Companies change sites all the time, but consumers want to know what’s in it for them. So adding a new feature is critical to any redesign.

The Team X site is sharp, with some incredible images of properties that can be expanded to fill the browser. In addition, they have tabs for “Culture” and “Surf Reports,” to keep them in tune with their local community.

Like Apple computers, Team X is anticipating the needs of their customers before most people even think about it.

You can check out their website here – www.teamXrealestate.com.

Here’s the full blog that Emmanuel wrote.