Portals across all markets are turning to technology to answer the issues arising from stay-at-home orders disrupting workflow. The main solution: virtual tours. But that isn’t the only option for portals. Redfin has utilized something else to allow consumers to view listings.
Called Direct Access, this program offers buyers the opportunity to self-tour a vacant Redfin listed home on their own time, without the need of an agent present.
Through the Redfin app, home hunters can unlock doors and tour these homes in person, in support of social distancing, keeping both agents and consumers safe.
Direct Access is now live in the following markets:
Redfin has a number of other solutions ready to keep both employees, agents, and consumers safe:
Redfin is showing big moves to counteract the obstacles flying at them from the coronavirus pandemic. These solutions are spreading throughout the industry. Are they going to stay in place after things return to ‘normal’? Is this the new face of the property portal sector? Signs are pointing to ‘yes’.