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High Demand = Fast-Moving Real Estate Market

It’s summer, and in much of America, the real estate market is booming. Housing inventory can’t keep up with demand. Even so, today’s homebuyers are smarter than ever. Tech-savvy millennials are joining the ranks of first-time homebuyers in record numbers. They know what they want, they know they have to move quickly to get it, and they trust technology to help them do exactly that.

That’s why homebuilders and realtors use real estate kiosks to get up-to-date information in buyers’ hands ASAP. Our self-service kiosk technology empowers users to take it from there. Homebuyers can quickly sift through all the options to find locations, features and price points that work for them.

Home is Where the Kiosk Is

Van Metre Homes of Northern Virginia plans communities, designs and builds dream homes. It currently features 20 communities spread across two states and four counties. Van Metre offers single-family homes, townhomes, condos — custom-built or move-in ready. There are A LOT of choices.

Lobby Elite In Use Wayfinding

Van Metre Homes – Lobby Elite Wall Mounted Kiosk In Use

Van Metre chose our wall-mounted Lobby Elite Kiosks to help their clients work through all the options.  The eye-catching kiosks are installed in model homes to show prospective homeowners what each community and style of home looks like and has to offer. Van Metre sales managers and their associates use the interactive kiosks both for presentations and one-on-one showings.

Really, any of our interactive kiosk models could’ve done the job, but Van Metre selected the Lobby Elites because they look exactly like wall-mounted TVs that you would find hanging in stylish, modern homes across America. They naturally fit what customers expect to see in the space. According to web developer Edgar Hartanto, “They look really beautiful in our model homes.”

Remote Management Saves Time & Money

The Lobby Elite is a great choice for your real estate kiosk because it has a clean, sophisticated look that eliminates the paper clutter often plaguing realty offices. It has saved Van Metre space, time and money. Previously, they bought interactive display units piece by piece, touchscreen televisions with computers purchased separately. Advanced Kiosks’ all-in-one solution looks better, works better and is much less hassle to configure. In fact, with Zamok Cloud Solution, Van Metre’s IT staff can drop new programming into the kiosks remotely without having to travel all over Northern Virginia to update each one.

Not Just Another Pretty, Efficient Face

Real Estate Kiosks User

Pedestal Kiosk In Use (example image)

If you’re looking for a real estate lead generation kiosk, look no further. Van Metre’s kiosks don’t just look great and keep the operation running smoothly. They improve customer service and generate sales leads. If a sales manager is busy when new customers drop in (which happens a lot in this market at this time of year), buyers can use the Lobby Elites to browse around on their own and fill out a form requesting further contact. That form is automatically delivered to Van Metre’s online sales manager for follow-up. Hartanto estimated that each kiosk gets 25-50 visits per week, and the system generates about three leads per day.

Don’t Forget Our World Class Support

It’s right there in the Advanced Kiosks Advantage. Our kiosks help you work smarter, but our customer service makes your life easier. For Hartanto, that service may be the biggest perk of doing business with us. “Everything is perfect! The communication is great, and everyone is helpful, from the sales people to the president, Mr. Horn,” he gushed. “We haven’t had any problems at all!”

What Are You Waiting For?

The market is booming, and first-time homebuyers are clamoring for the immediate info and access real estate kiosks provide. It just makes sense to add them to your realtors’ toolkit.

The Lobby Elites worked best for Van Metre’s model home operation, but if that doesn’t fit your business model, you might want to check out our colossal standalone Monolith Kiosk, guaranteed to grab attention in even the busiest public places. Or the sleek Pedestal Kiosk, perfect for perusing floor plans. Have an outdoor space in the heart of your planned community or office/apartment complex? We have a line of kiosks designed for the great outdoors.

Give us a call today. We’ll help you find the best real estate kiosk to lead your clients home!

 

Written by Amy Robison, contributing author

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