Introverts rejoice! While extroverts across the country might be going mad by now, there is one camp that might not be bummed by the new normal. And let’s face it, even before social distancing, it is sometimes nice to be alone when you’re shopping, especially touring homes and take things at your own pace. New ways of conducting business could prove fruitful even once we can all get back to the social dance. We’ve been following this technology for a while, but felt like there is no better time than now to take a deep dive into companies like UTour who provide unassisted tours to home shoppers across the country. Utour allows home shoppers to visit a model home any time without having to meet with a sales person—a great solution for current conditions and always great for people who want a little more control over their own experience.
In a 2019 BDX National Home Shopper study we asked home shoppers if they preferred being walked through a home by the sales person or if they preferred to walk it alone. 50% reported that they preferred to walk the home alone. Today, we don’t have much choice, but perhaps it’s a good thing if we were alienating half of home shoppers.
“I want to be greeted when I enter – not sold to. I want to feel welcome, them to understand what I need in a home – not tell me what I need. I want to work with the Sales agent for an outcome that works for both sides. They get a home sale, I get a new home that’s right for me. ”
Home Shopper, Austin TX—2019 BDX National Home Shopper Study
Utour does more than allow a buyer to walk the model on their own time. It provides a completely interactive experience that engages home shoppers and provides you with valuable data to follow up on.
Here’s How It Works:
The interested home shopper visits your website or views your listing and finds a home that they want to tour via your Utour.
They select the date and time that works with their schedule and then schedule the tour, right from their phone or computer.
They create an account, giving you valuable lead information and validate their identity.
The home shopper receives an email with tour and home details and a code to unlock the door at their selected time.
The code unlocks the door and gives the home shoppers an hour to tour the home for their appointment.
Home shoppers are able to tour the home and interact with Alexa, allowing them to ask questions. Alexa is pre-loaded with hundreds of questions.
It’s that easy and Utour gives buyers the perfect sales pitch every time covering things like home details and options while launching informative videos to highlight smart home features and more. Each tour can be customized for the home. In the end, the builder is provided with complete details and analytics from the tour making follow up a breeze. The home buyer experience is seamless with UTour, click here to view details on the full home shopper experience and while you are there, check out how easy the process is to get started. Interested in learning more about Utour and other ways to connect with virtual home shoppers? Visit the UTour website or fill out the form below and we will have someone get in touch with you.
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