Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 Upgrades for Your Car, Office, Marketing
Technology companies are focusing on making your business run faster and reducing distractions while you’re out with clients.
January 24, 2018
From automating smart offices to hiring robots to conduct home showings, the biggest technology advancements to emerge from CES 2018, the largest consumer electronics trade show in the country, have plenty of practical applications for your real estate business.
The latest in virtual reality was among the top-of-the-line items at the Las Vegas show, and that matters to real estate professionals, since 62 percent of consumers say they’d prefer to work with an agent who offers VR home tours as a marketing service, according to a recent Coldwell Banker survey. Other technologies to make a splash at CES 2018 included advancements in augmented reality, voice control, and mobile charging capabilities.
One way to improve your efficiency is to operate on the upcoming 5G network, the fifth-generation wireless technology that is expected to be 100 times faster and five times more responsive than 4G and 4G LTE systems when it’s available. AT&T and Verizon say they will be rolling out 5G networks in about a dozen cities by the end of the year, starting in Sacramento, Calif. “5G’s promise of greater speed and overall network performance brings huge opportunities not only for video but in the internet of things, 4K video, augmented and virtual reality, smart homes and cities, and autonomous vehicles,” says John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president of technology and operations at AT&T.
REALTOR® Magazine was at CES 2018, and we captured a few products you should keep your eye on that intend to help you run your business more efficiently.
For Your Car
For Your Office
For Your Marketing