After a year of planning, we are pleased to announce that Kelleher Real Estate is one of the first agencies on Martha’s Vineyard to create a mobile website. Finding a vendor that could actually create a “true” mobile site (as it turns out) was not an easy task. Having such a small MLS database (ie LINK) with only a little over a hundred subscribers did not represent a lucrative enough financial windfall for most companies; however, after 10 months of researching we did find one and are very pleased with the platform they have created for our site. What Does This Mean To You as a Buyer or Seller?
As A Buyer – when off-island it means that if you wish to browse the database for prospective homes in the area you don’t have to be tied to your laptop or desktop any longer. You can access this information now in a user-friendly and easy to read format whether on your Ipad/Iphone or Android phone. While not all the background information, blogs, etc., is accessible in a mobile format you can easily move on to the full site should you wish to review this information as your search progresses. The mobile site offers a pared down version of the full site but retains the important features such as doing user defined home searches. In terms of the actual listing pages, the user will be presented with all of the data currently available on a full site with a few added bonuses to include using an extensive mapping system and the ability to store favorite listings and send them along for others to view so that you can build a custom database of the homes you most like. When on the island, it means that while on the road if you are in a new area you are not familiar with but like, you can do a search for listings in that particular neighborhood. This will pull up the listings, prices and descriptions of homes in the area and using the “favorite” feature you can store these listings for future reference. In addition, there is an extensive GPS mapping component so that you can get actual directions to the property should you wish to do a casual drive by the home to see if it might be something you want to see. We do ask however as a courtesy to home sellers and their guests/tenants that you do not approach the home in anyway but rather call our office. We will then make arrangements for you to view the home at a time that is convenient to both parties. Contacting our office couldn’t be easy with the call or text feature which will put you in direct contact with an agent representative in a matter of minutes.
As a Seller – This new way of searching for real estate will offer your home added exposure which is especially important in this very competitive marketplace. It will put your listing at the fingertips of your potential buyer in a user friendly format using media that is never more than a arm’s length away. This is especially important for a market that requires consumers to go to great lengths in terms of personal time and expense to get here to look for property. With the upcoming summer season ahead of us and most potential buyers here visiting it is the perfect time to launch this new marketing tool.
We hope you will take a moment to visit our new site and we welcome any questions or comments you might have upon review. While we hope we have included all of the features our clients hope to see we are always willing to respond to the evolving needs of our clients and technology. Enjoy!