Google glass for real estate . . .


I don’t think you’ll see me sporting these high-tech glasses anytime soon but I recently read a report on how google glass can aid realtors in conducting their business. Some fascinating tidbits and maybe I’ll hop onboard the bandwagon after seeing someone else wearing these while touring homes with clients.

But interestingly, here are 10 ways to use them which was recently written about on a real estate website,

1. Realtor or home inspector can stream a virtual tour of a home to a remote client via a hangout. The client and agent or home inspector can interact live together, discussing what is being viewed.

2. Homebuyers would be able to drive around neighborhoods, locate homes for sale, open houses, review listing information and watch a video of the interior spaces. The Trulia Glass app is one such a tool.

3. While on a tour of a home, Realtors can receive discreet messages from other clients and business associates.

4. Facial recognition technology makes identifying people easy. This can be a great tool for security when an agent meets a new client for the first time on a home tour. Furthermore, Google Glass can send a photograph of the person(s) being met to a remote location, such as your office.

5. Real estate professionals can discuss documents remotely with clients.

6. QR codes on home appliances can quickly provide specs, model numbers, replacement costs, availability, etc.

7. Clients and agents can run virtual home staging apps to get a feel for a home’s potential.

8. You will be able to draw a floor plan by just scanning an area with Google Glass.

9. You will be able to talk to your client about the neighbors, by just looking at their homes. You can have the neighbor’s name, details on their home and city assessment information.

10. You can capture hands free images of a home or any documents during site visits.

Admittedly, this is some pretty impressive technology but also comes with some dangers and privacy issues. Call me “old school” but I think it will be awhile before you see me wearing these pricey spectacles. But who knows, if the frames come in the right color and style . . .

PS – A sad footnote to the previous post. My niece’s team (UCONN) lost to Georgetown in the semifinals last week. There’s always next year Lauren!


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