GPS has become a useful tool in the real estate industry. GPS has become the go to method for mobile phone users and others as a searching device. Through advances in network infrastructure and on-device positioning technology, improvements in digital mapping content and improvements in user experience, GPS has evolved into the broad and useful tool it is today.
One downfall of GPS is t5hat not all phones are equipt with the hardware. Unless you are developing a downloadable application for specific operating systems your mobile provider must be able to provide device detection within your mobile solution, allowing them to provide GPS searches for customers on more advanced devices only. Another downfall of GPS, is that you must be located in the area in which you wish to search. If you are trying to look for an available listing for your next home, You must be in the area in which you wish to search.
On the more positive side of the technology, Smart GPS is a service that provides real estate consumers the ability to search in and around a particular area based on their initial search. This program can show you a number of available listings in the area and can even act as a great referral network.
GPS and LBS ( Location Based Search/Service)mean big business and is a fantastic way to search for things, but it’s not the only business to be had. When creating your mobile solution, imagine how your clients and prospects will be using it on a day-to-day basis. Make sure you utilize all tactics to market and advertise your available listings, such as social network sides, online blogs, and media sites. Technology is great, but only if people can use it to get what they want. Put your client first and cool technology second.
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