Buying a Home Just Got Easier with HomeRover
June 17, 2020
Courtesy of Michael Worthington of HomeRover
RALEIGH, NC - Looking for a new home to buy or rent is an exciting time in a person’s life. It’s the perfect way to unveil a new beginning and the best time to find exactly what you want and need to live comfortably. Generally, house hunting is a process filled with interesting homes, funny anecdotes and the occasional inconvenience. But, it’s not always that simple.
House hunters face a host of obstacles that can get in the way of them finding their perfect home quickly and effectively. These areas of turbulence in the process are exactly why our team developed HomeRover. With HomeRover, house hunters are able to participate remotely in live, real-time house tours directly from their smartphones. That way, they can stay organized, gather feedback and verify your interest in a property.
HomeRover is a great tool for any house hunter to use, no matter what circumstances they find themselves in. This includes house hunters who are:
When house hunters are tasked to relocate, they often have to look for and purchase homes without stepping foot inside of them. Typically, relocators have to put their trust in both the online persona of the listings they are interested in and the family, friends and real estate agents that are lending a helping hand. In a perfect world, that would be enough, but oftentimes, relocation can have a lot of unforeseen hiccups along the way.
HomeRover helps to alleviate a lot of these roadblocks by giving the remote house hunter a complete look at a property from top to bottom, albeit virtually. It allows remote buyers and renters to inquire about the conditions of a listing that its online persona simply can’t convey, including the sounds, smells and overall atmosphere of the home. Along with that, it allows them to preview homes in order to shorten their list of potential properties so, once they do visit their new city, they can focus only on the ones they’ll love. This not only instills more confidence in the properties they like, but it can help cement their buying decision much more quickly.
People with Disabilities
Having a disability can make looking for homes difficult, especially if the houses they are interested in aren’t built to be accessible. Before, people with disabilities would have to rely on generic video apps or staged tours, which we’ve found to be a less efficient method of touring homes. So, even if a home looks like it could work for a disability from afar or even over video, they can never be entirely sure until it’s potentially too late.
Now, with HomeRover, they will be able to look for specific features and functions of a home that could work for them. The app is designed to show all of the ins and outs of a home, and that includes areas that will make life more equitable for people with disabilities. This way, they can take a more active role in their house-hunting journey and make decisions on their terms.
Gauging Interest Before Touring in Person
House hunters will tour an average of 10 homes before finding their perfect property. This doesn’t sound like a lot, but there are a lot of hidden figures involved in that one number. House hunters often conduct hours of research finding homes in their budgets. When that number is added to the amount of time they spend driving to these properties and touring the homes, it can really add up.
You don’t have to waste your time going to a home that looks nothing like their online persona. HomeRover makes it so you can verify a home before you go and physically tour it so you can reserve your resources for homes that are real contenders.
Interested in a Modern House Hunter Process
Many house hunters, and particularly Millennials, are looking for better, more convenient ways to look for properties they may want to tour. This has led to a huge influx of tech-savvy people searching for homes online and turning to their mobile devices to make the house-hunting process move faster.
It’s estimated that 73% of house hunters are already using their phones and mobile devices to verify interest in a property, so we wanted to create HomeRover to meet these house hunters where they are to help them save time. A lot of the functionality that’s built into HomeRover will meet the needs of modern house hunters, like MLS integration, in-app scheduling and preparation tools, handy checklists and more.
With HomeRover, house hunters can go beyond the listing to find a home that works for them without devoting a lot of time, effort and resources to homes that don’t. This allows them to find the best home for them much more quickly and easily. And what house hunter wouldn’t want that?
HomeRover is available now for download through both the Apple App Store and Google Play. It’s free to download and is available to use anywhere in the U.S so you can plan and perform HomeRover home tours. To learn more about how HomeRover can help you find your dream home, please visit our House Hunters page!