Online real estate platform - the future of real estate

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Online real estate platform - the future of real estate

We are aware of the fact that we live in a digital era where many businesses face the problem of automation. We adopted internet technology, smartphones and a lifestyle dictated by the technology revolution, but in many areas, we are still far behind. If the way we work, earn, spend and live had changed, does it mean that the way we buy our homes needs to change too?

Better than a traditional real estate agency

Today apartment hunting starts online. Real estate agencies advertise apartments and houses on online portals, and users go through online ads to find a new home. Once users find an apartment, they like they will call an agent and schedule a viewing. A real estate agent will show the property, and they finally see the complete image.

For these services, all agents charge commission. The standard rate of real estate commission is 2% or 3% of the total value of the property but can be 6% if the agency charges double commission.

But when you think about it, the internet is available to everyone. Looking for an apartment online is not something an agency exclusively does. It's something you can do from the comfort of your home or on the go via your smartphone. That’s why we wanted to do something that other portals and traditional real estate agencies don’t do. We wanted to create a real estate platform that will have excellent property presentation and all information at one place, available to everyone, everywhere.

The future of real estate is online

So, instead of keeping information about properties private, here at Zwelo we introduced online property hunting. The majority of traditional real estate agencies refuse to embrace this change, and they stubbornly cling to the old methods. So, they keep information about good properties for sale in secret.

However, homebuyers don't have time to wait for the agencies to share their secret info. Today, all internet users can find an apartment or a house online. They don't need an agency for that. They need a real estate platform, like Zwelo, to create a solid base of the property offers that will have customized search options and all information transparently displayed on the website. They need support during the process and someone who knows the local market.

Zwelo online real estate platform

All we need now is published online. Information, photos, videos, maps, location, and a lot more is now available anytime and anywhere. Online viewings save a lot of time as it's much easier for buyers only to visit the apartments that they really like, instead of visiting different flats for weeks, even months, and to find out that they don't suit them at all.

To help property owners sell their apartments quickly, we invest in advertising and have their property seen by thousands of users each day.

Because we post all information online, only genuinely interested buyers will schedule viewings, because they know how the property looks like and what they like about it.

In the same way that e-banking eliminated queueing in banks, online viewings replaced property viewings with the real estate agent. Here at Zwelo, we have years of professional experience in traditional real estate market in Ljubljana, and we know the goods and the bads of property sale in a traditional way. That’s why we embraced new technology and created a cost-effective model that allows us to charge no commission to property owners. We also charge only 1.9% + VAT to our buyers to help them save money for moving, renovation and new furniture.

User-oriented real estate service

A successful and contemporary real estate platform has to display all important information to all their users upfront. It has to eliminate the unnecessary steps like property viewings with the real estate agent. Property owners will be present at the location anyway so they can most competently show the property to interested buyers and tenants. Buyers and property owners can schedule the date and time of the viewing together, and after meeting in person, they can work directly and transparently to seal the deal.

We still need real estate experts, but the traditional way of dealing with properties is of no use to us. Driven by the idea that technological evolution is happening, we realized that our intention to become an online real estate platform that uses advanced technology is the future of real estate. So now, all you have to do is step into the future and find your new home with Zwelo.