The Tech Advantage For Connecting With Out-of-Town New Home Buyers



Search, Evaluate, and Design Your Home – All Online

Today’s builders are using technologies to simplify and accelerate the home buying process for buyers who are relocating from another city. Now at every stage of the process, technology is key for shoppers to search, evaluate, and design their new dream home.[Tweet This]


Buyers start by exploring new homes and communities online with resources like NewHomeSource

Going online to search for new homes is especially convenient for relocating buyers who want to do as much research as possible before visiting their soon-to-be new home town. Portal sites like NewHomeSource provide all of the tools you will need to showcase your new homes and communities and catch the attention of these out-of-town buyers.

From hundreds or even thousands of miles away, buyers can punch in their desired zip code and search criteria, including square feet and number of bedrooms. Your communities and homes are displayed for them, giving you a great chance to make a first impression and connect. You can include photos, renderings, and floor plans, as well as home, community, and school details with your listing to give these buyers the complete picture as they are creating their shortlist.

So now that you’ve captured their attention, it’s time to wow potential buyers with media assets that allow them to feel truly immersed in your homes.


Let buyers virtually tour your homes with 3D Matterport Tours

A growing number of top builders are now using BDX 3D Matterport Tours which enable remote home buyers to virtually experience the complete model home by exploring room-by-room. Buyers can see what a home looks and feels like by taking a self-directed tour of each available model, exploring every room and interacting with the spaces just as you would in person.

In fact, BDX Matterport Home Tours offer several advantages over in-person model home tours. When buyers visit a typical community in person, they are only able to see two or three models. In any model home, you see only the options built into that model. With BDX’s technology, shoppers can see all of the models, multiple views of a home, and a variety of available elevations, fixtures, and finishes. In short, this technology can take buyers that much closer to touring the exact home you desire. [Tweet This]

But let’s not stop with just touring the home, what if buyers could start designing their home and selecting options online?


Envision the home of your dreams

In addition to product visualizers and interactive floor plans, many are taking things to the next level with Envision, the home building industry’s leading online design center platform. Builders that use Envision on their sites enable home buyers to customize their dream homes online, choosing options from more than 200 manufacturers. This tool is available to home shoppers 24/7, from the comfort of their home or office.

From this online design center, buyers can explore photos and descriptions of everything from bathroom fixtures to exterior elevations. They can select upgrades to make their home unique, and see the design option prices and the impact on mortgage payments.

Without ever leaving their living room, home shoppers can research new homes, tour them, and start picking out fixtures, appliances, and finishes. Technology has given buyers more access and information than ever before – they are used to dynamic and visual experiences when shopping online. Are you living up to their expectations?

For more information about connecting with and engaging today’s new home buyers, contact BDX at

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