Florida Realtors Leslie C. Stone mentioned 3 Digital Tools That Revolutionize Global Real Estate she said Traveling to foreign countries and working with global buyers and investors has been a highlight of Carlos Alleyne’s real estate career. He was among a select group of representatives from the Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors, Florida Realtors and National Association of Realtors (NAR) who took trade missions to 10 countries in 2019—and he had visited two more nations before the travel ban last spring.
Pre-pandemic, his overseas clients hailed from China, Russia, Canada, Germany, Brazil, France, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. “I was doing business everywhere and meeting with lots of foreign clients,” says the luxury agent with RE/MAX Advantage Plus in Boca Raton and Florida Realtors’ 2021 Global Business Committee vice-chairperson.
Alleyne knew he had to adapt quickly once the pandemic hit. So, he created a Zoom account for video conferencing. “Anything that couldn’t happen in person became the thing to do over a Zoom call,” he says, adding that some sellers, fearful of the virus, would only allow him to enter their property once. To make the most of the restrictions, he held showings via Zoom with up to 10 investors at a time.
Here’s how Realtors are using digital tools to assist global buyers.
1. Virtual tours
2. Virtual live open houses
3. Educational webinars
4. Listing videos