The search for missing Christchurch real estate agent Yanfei Bao is moving into new areas with a heightened police presence. Specialist teams are scouring rivers and lakes around the area.
A 52-year-old Bryndwr man has been charged with kidnapping and murdering Bao. He has pleaded not guilty and is due to appear in court on November 10. He has interim name suppression.
The Benefits of Video Tours
Virtual tours are a highly effective way to showcase properties. They allow buyers to experience the property in a way that is simply not possible with photos or even with an actual open house. They are also a convenient and time-saving option.
No need to worry about setting up multiple appointments with realtors, rescheduling due to conflicting schedules or driving long distances to check out homes. With real estate video Christchurch potential buyers can view a home from the comfort of their own home at any time of day. They can also take the tour as many times as they want without any scheduling hassles.
As the property market slowed down, it became increasingly important to increase sales. Video tours are a great way to showcase properties and build relationships with clients. This is why more and more agents are utilizing videography services to boost their business.
Martin Cooper is one of many new agents who joined the industry during the housing price boom. He started his real estate career just three weeks before Auckland’s 107-day lockdown and has already made two sales, bringing in around $18,000 in commission. But he’s also aware that if the market continues to slow, it will be difficult for people like him to make a living from it.
The Real Estate Authority estimates that after one year about 21 per cent of new licensees drop out and a third after two years. It also says that more people are getting their licenses than in the past, making it harder for those who’ve been in the business for a while to stay.
Despite this, Christchurch seems to be bucking the national trend, with home values subdued compared to Auckland and Wellington, according to Quotable Value (QV). QV’s latest house price index shows a decline in values for the first time since 2022. Ray White Ferrymead real estate agent Craig Prier says the city’s low number of new houses has helped it avoid a more severe fall.
Building Relationships with Clients
Besides using video to showcase properties, real estate agents can also use it to build relationships with clients and establish themselves as experts in the local market. Videos are a great way to provide information about the real estate process, including tips and tricks for home buyers. This helps build trust with potential clients and allows them to feel confident in choosing you as their agent.
Video marketing is one of the most effective ways to generate leads and build a strong brand presence online. Research shows that consumers prefer to see video content from brands, and most search engines prioritize websites with videos over other types of content. Real estate videos can be used to create listing tours, property highlight reels, and agent branding. They can also be used to promote events and community activities.
As a real estate agent, you should also promote your expertise through social media, podcasts, and cross-market Zoom panels. Keeping your audience updated with local housing market news, the best parks and hiking spots, and other information helps establish you as a trusted adviser in the real estate industry.
Finally, it is important to be available for your clients around the clock. This can be challenging if you work full-time, but with the help of technology, it is possible to stay connected to your clients even when you’re not in the office. For example, you can send out video messages to let your clients know that you’re working on a listing and will be back in touch when you’re done.
Real estate video tours are just one of the many tech trends that can help boost your real estate marketing efforts. However, it’s important to focus on developing a few key skills before jumping on every trend that comes along. For example, you should only offer virtual tours if you have the equipment to do so. It is also essential to take multiple photos at different exposures to create a high-dynamic range image. This can be done using a tripod and is a great way to show the natural light in a room.
Forensic investigators have begun combing the property where missing Harcourts real estate agent Yanfei Bao was due to show a buyer through last week. The modern three-bedroom home in Hornby was cordoned off on Tuesday and surrounded by police tents and spotlights. Police have already examined three Christchurch properties and an area near Lake Ellesmere in the search for the 44-year-old. A 52-year-old man from Bryndwr was charged with her kidnapping and appeared in court on Monday. He was granted interim name suppression and remanded in custody.