Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives in recent years. With just a few taps on our smartphones, we can order food, a cab, and groceries, and even book a flight and accommodation within a few minutes. Technology is now so entrenched in our society that it will only inevitably influence huge industries, including real estate.
Developers have slowly been rolling out certain features that let prospective buyers shop for property online, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns have sped up this digital transformation. There are even websites and mobile apps now dedicated to online real estate shopping.
Real Estate Websites and Apps
You can now house hunt without leaving your home, thanks to these e-commerce sites and apps for real estate.
Lamudi is a leading online marketplace where sellers can post real estate listings for rent or sale. Buyers and renters can easily find what they’re looking for by going on the site or using the Lamudi mobile app, where there are over 700,000 listings ranging from condominiums and apartments to houses and vacation homes.
Carousell merged with Property 24 earlier this year, resulting in an even larger database of properties for its users. The online marketplace launched its property vertical in 2017 and has since been providing a reliable platform for property sellers, buyers, and renters.
Carousell’s Property Home Screen boasts better and easier browsing of real estate listings according to your needs, whether you’re on the app or the website. Under the Property category, you can choose between the For Sale and For Rent categories, and it will take you to a new page where you can explore the listings by property type or your preferred area.
Buying Properties Online with Suntrust Properties
Even before the pandemic, Suntrust has made it easy for customers to buy properties online with digital features that allow you to do so from the comforts of your home.
Our website shows every Suntrust property in all our locations and all the information you might need to choose your new home. You can view starting prices, property highlights, and community amenities on the dedicated page for each property. Once you’ve made a decision, or if you still need help deciding, you can easily get in touch with us through our contact page.
Virtual Home Tour
Would you like to explore the property you’re eyeing without getting off your couch? You can do that with Suntrust’s online home tours, which are available on our YouTube channel. You can tour Shanata, Washington Place, and more virtually.
If you need assistance with choosing the right property for you, you can speak with one of our real estate sales agents via Zoom. This is a great option for customers who can’t take time out of their busy day to meet in person, or those who are not yet comfortable with non-essential travel.
Suntrust offers different payment channels, including online. Now, you can reserve and pay your mortgage through mobile bank transfer (BDO, BPI, or UnionBank) or using e-wallets (HelloMoney).
Suntrust has made real estate shopping more convenient and accessible through these digital services.