For tech-savvy real estate professionals, there are now a number of free or low-cost mapping products that can impress your clients. Applications such as Leaflet and BatchGeo allow you to create custom maps, highlighting local hotspots or comparable properties. Professionally, one company is creating virtual 3D tours of neighborhoods, while another is tapping into big data to predict how geographic areas will develop in the future. New mapping technology can also be used in the office to create immersive displays of properties. Whether you choose to dabble on your own or hire a professional company, making use of cutting edge mapping tech is smart business.
- Presently, mapping tools are aplenty due to the prevalence of open data and proprietary tools thereby real estate pros can share data about properties more easily.
- One can create custom maps of favorite places in a neighborhood, walking tours, or even comparable listings using tools like Leaflet and Google My Maps which are low cost.
- As long as one is tech savvy, one can create the tools they use and own. One doesn’t need any longer to be a master coder.
“They can bring in information about comps from an MLS and update data in real time. The maps they build can also easily be embedded on a brokerage’s website, which helps bring consumers back to your site.”