Tampa, Florida (November 8th, 2017) — A Joint Study from The National Association of REALTORS® and Google revealed 9 in 10 home buyers rely on the internet as a primary research source. Tampa-based Ideal Agent real estate tech company plans to capitalize on those stats and make the home buying and selling process more efficient for their clients. Now, when you list your home through the Ideal Agent network of top local agents, they will include a Matterport 3D Tour & Floorplan, Aerial Photography and High Definition Photos at no additional cost, a package that can reach over $500 for an average home in the Tampa Bay market. Ideal Agent has partnered with a professional photography company that specializes in residential real estate 3D virtual tour technology and aerial drone videography. They use a special Matterport 3D camera with nine lenses that scans each room floor to ceiling and produces a stunning 3D walkthrough of the home along with a 3D dollhouse and floorplan.
“Sellers and buyers absolutely love this technology!” says Steve Johnston, Founder & CEO of Ideal Agent. “This technology increases showings by serious buyers making the process easier on home sellers by reducing the amount of unnecessary showings.” Innovation has made searching for homes fun and more efficient for buyers as well. The 3D tours are showcased directly on Realtor.com listings, which is the most up-to-date real estate listing portal in the country. To launch this new 3D offering, Johnston just wrapped up filming a new tv commercial showcasing the 3D virtual reality and floorplan technology.
Until now, 3D virtual tours and aerial photography we’re typically reserved for higher-end homes. Ideal Agent intends on bringing the technology more mainstream with their marketing of top agents for as little as 2% commissions. Florida home sellers anticipated paying a 6 to 7 percent typical sales commission. Tampa’s Ideal Agent is disrupting the marketplace by offering as little as 2 percent commissions for sellers or a 25 percent rebate on the buyer’s agent commission via a free referral service at www.idealagent.com.
While the concept of “discount brokerages” is not new to the real estate industry, Ideal Agent’s approach is. It’s a free service connecting home sellers and buyers in the Tampa Bay real estate marketplace with Top Performing Full-Service Realtors® from well-known, local, and national brands. “Our agent did a great job! Sold in two weeks!” said Shelley M. of Tampa, one of Ideal Agent’s first sellers.
According to Ideal Agent’s Founder and CEO, Steve Johnston, “Through the unique Ideal Agent service, sellers secure a top agent at a fair commission. Our average agent has 17 years of experience, closed 33 transactions within the last year, and has a 5-star industry rating. Blending expertise and excellent service with fairer deals for Tampa Bay’s home buyers and sellers, is a winning proposition for our local area, as a whole. We can match you with a top agent whether the home is $100,000 or a million dollar listing in any area in the country.”
Steve Johnston is no stranger to helping sellers and buyers save money in their real estate transactions. In the early 2000’s he founded and lead Home Discovery, a successful 2 percent commission real estate company. That experience confirmed the overwhelming market demand for lower real estate commissions. Through this first successful venture, clients saved tens of millions of dollars in commissions while receiving full-service real estate services. Recognized for his achievements and innovation, Steve received many accolades including Florida’s Governor’s Award for Innovation, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award Finalist, Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders, and Real Trends Top Team Professional Sales Volume in the Country selling over $250 Million in homes in one year. Unfortunately, the Great Recession of 2006 devastated the real estate market and cut short his beneficial mission at Home Discovery. Ideal Agent is the official rebirth of this in-demand real estate industry solution. “As the Tampa area’s growth trends point to an 11 percent year-over-year rise in median sales price, more and more sellers, and therefore buyers, will look to Ideal Agent to provide increased savings and experience,” explains Steve, “and it is our mission to do just this.”
Media Inquiries: Contact Founder and CEO, Steve Johnston at Steve@IdealAgent.com or at (813) 918-4851.
To learn more about Ideal Agent and see an example of the Matterport 3D technology in action, visit www.idealagent.com and to view TV commercials, visit https://youtu.be/xNPT9FiOmrY.
About Ideal Agent: Ideal Agent is a real estate technology company and licensed brokerage matching sellers and buyers to a network of Top Realtors® from leading brokerages. They analyze performance data to carefully select top performing agents and then interview them to ensure they are a good fit for the network. Sellers and buyers can visit www.IdealAgent.com or call 1-844-904-3325 to be connected to one of the 100+ network of agents in the Tampa Bay market serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Hernando, and Citrus Counties. Ideal Agent is reaching Bay Area’s home sellers and buyers through an aggressive mass media campaign utilizing television, radio, billboards, and digital media in an effort to offer reduced commissions for sellers or a 25 percent rebate on the buyer’s agent commission via a free, online buying and selling experience. To learn more about Ideal Agent, visit www.idealagent.com and https://youtu.be/xNPT9FiOmrY to view TV commercials, or call 1-844-90-IDEAL or 1-844-904-3325 toll-free.