SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/
-- Choosing a home is a big decision, and no one should have
to go it alone. In fact, 70% of first-time homebuyers are couples
buying together. To help ease this process, Realtor.com®
today released new features that streamline and simplify the
process of finding the perfect home together. Online shopping, wish
lists and shared shopping carts have simplified the process of
buying nearly everything in our lives. And now there is a better
home search process that doesn't involve having to keep track of
various texts and emails or trying to remember all the details. New
features on Realtor.com® let people work together with a
partner and ask for input from friends and family, all while
keeping track of the details in one place. Finally, an easier way
to work together to narrow down choices and find a home that's
perfect for everyone.
"If you've ever looked for a new home with a partner or
roommate, then you understand the struggle of keeping track of all
the listings. There are endless texts and emails and trying to
remember who liked which home and why -- the process was difficult
and ripe for innovation," said Brett
Collinson, vice president of product,
Realtor.com®. "Realtor.com®'s new features
make it easy to organize and simplify a joint home search, keep
track of everyone's opinion in a central location, and work
together to find the perfect home."
Realtor.com® now empowers home shoppers to bring
those they trust into their search process -- and while partner
Paul might get to veto a property, Aunt Mabel only gets to leave a
rating and comment. Realtor.com®'s new collaboration
feature lets shoppers work with a partner or roommate who has full
access to saved listings. The new sharing feature sends one-off
requests for input to extended friends and family for a second,
third or even fourth opinion. And because privacy is important,
comments are never posted publicly and can only be viewed by the
requestor and their shopping partner.
A recent survey from Realtor.com® and HarrisX found
that 79% of people home shop with someone else and 44% text or
email listings back and forth. In addition, 85% of home shoppers
think that it's important to get a second opinion on homes they are
considering and 35% found it difficult to keep track of all the
listing details they shared with a partner.
Users can invite a co-buyer or renter from the "buyer profile"
tab in their Realtor.com® account or by clicking the
"collaborate" button on any saved home. No co-buyer? No problem. To
request one-off input from friends, family, and even your real
estate agent, simply click "share" on a listing and enter the email
addresses, phone numbers or social media handles.
New collaboration and sharing features are now available on
Realtor.com® across web, mobile web, iOS and Android. To
learn more, visit: https://www.realtor.com/collaborate/
To help users better understand the benefits of these new
features, Realtor.com® also unveiled a new campaign,
featuring a certain star-crossed couple you may have heard of.
Realtor.com®. To each their home.
makes buying, selling, renting and living in homes easier and more
rewarding for everyone. Realtor.com® pioneered the world
of digital real estate more than 20 years ago, and today through
its website and mobile apps is a trusted source for the
information, tools and professional expertise that help people move
confidently through every step of their home journey. Using
proprietary data science and machine learning technology,
Realtor.com® pairs buyers and sellers with local agents
in their market, helping take the guesswork out of buying and
selling a home. For professionals, Realtor.com® is a
trusted provider of consumer connections and branding solutions
that help them succeed in today's on-demand world.
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