In wake of the coronavirus precautions, Homepal bets on virtual tours

March 4, 2020
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The Coronavirus (Convid-19) and its effects have been recognized in all sectors and markets.

The measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus has led companies to continue innovation in unique ways despite the quarantine, especially in Italy.

Homepal, one of the first online real estate agencies in Italy and one of the leading professional technology operators, following the inconvenience caused by the spread of the coronavirus in Italy and the related precautionary measures taken to limit infections, has decided to give to customers the opportunity to carry out visits to the apartments remotely. This is thanks to an advanced professional videoconferencing tool that will allow you to receive quality and extremely defined videos.

Despite the fear and health measures, the need to continue with the plans is vital to cope with this type of situation until it is controlled. The purchase of a home is something that is difficult to postpone. The search for a home is a process in where visits are a fundamental part of the search. Making a virtual visit allows a home hunter to advance the criteria of the home they are looking for and avoid unnecessary transfers, especially during a time like this.

Homepal sends a link leading to the calendar filled with available virtual tours to select from. Called VideoVisits, and assisted by a Homepal real estate agent remotely, the owner will show the house to the prospective buyer from their phone, sharing all of the merits, history and useful information needed for a first encounter.

Despite the virtuality, Homepal takes into account the human and personalized treatment, during the visit the buyer contacts the owner directly, an aspect appreciated by 87% of Milan's professional technology customers, who have now made more than 4,000 appointments per month throughout Italy.

Fabio Marra, Founder and Commercial Director of Homepal.it , said:

"Our clients have told us that a first live impression of the property is enough to fall in love with it or immediately understand that the house is not for them. Often, traditional tools (photos and the classic virtual tour) are not enough so that the client has a precise idea."

The reality is imposing. Adapting to changes is part of the challenges that most companies face at the moment. Relying on technology is undoubtedly the best option, according to Homepal.

March 4, 2020
Victoria has been writing about property portals and marketplace sites for Online Marketplaces for over 3 years. She is also our resident artist and is responsible for all of the infographic content on the site.

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