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A new housing community is using virtual Realtors to help buyers

Posted: 5:29 AM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 07:19:34-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In the city on the rise, the housing market is booming. That means future home-buyers could soon have a new experience as they are looking for a new place to call home.

You likely haven’t been greeted by an innovative sales consultant like Molly at your traditional Open House.

Instead of being there in person, She is video chatting with buyers to tour this model home.

Amber Davis with Goodall homes says the initial reaction from people is priceless.

"There’s a little bit of a shock," said Amber Davis. "As soon as we introduce ourselves we explain to them we are local we are alive we really are with them we work for the company. So we are here to answer the questions for them."

Agents like Molly can roll this device around the first level of the home to show you the property.

The idea is to make the home buying process more accommodating for buyers.

"A lot of time customers work they have varying schedules so it allows us to meet them at a time that is convenient for them," said Davis.

That includes meetings after business hours.

These virtual Realtors are in 13 of the 30 communities Goodall Homes have to offer.

They not only show you around, and answer questions, but they can also show other models so you don’t have to drive all over town.

"We can show them our floor plans with pictures or virtual tours. I think that’s been a really nice feature of it," said Davis.

Davis says as technology continues to evolve the housing market has to grow with it.