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Will we shop for homes on our television someday?

This post caught my eye because I am pondering using an appLe tv gadget on the road to showcase a listing presentation or to displaylisting marketing pieces I have created. I have not quite figured out whether I want to give it a try. Note this post makes you wonder about a similar large screen concept.

I just got a new LG 3D smart television with the Android operating system.  This TV is simply amazing.  It's like a oversized all-in-one computer.  One of the many features is that you can install apps and use them just as you would with a tablet.  Now, what's interesting is that the Zillow app is one of the many home related apps I could install.  It occured to me that on such a large screen, shopping for homes could take on a whole new perspective.


Home Shopping in 60inch 3D Glory!

Imagine looking at a virtual tour and video walk-through of a home in 3D on a 60 inch flat screen.  How cool would that be?  Of course, such a thing would not replace actually visiting the home but you'd have an amazing perspective.  I think such browsing would save huge numbers of hours driving around.  Preview the home on your TV and when it looks good enough to see in person, then you drive.  No 3D?  I'll bet such tours would be just as valuable in traditional 2D.


Neighborhood Tours on the Big Screen

Let's take the concept of home shopping one step further.  How about the burgeoning field of neighborhood tours?  Would taking a virtual drive through a neighborhood on a big screen give a better feel of the place than your laptop?  I'll bet it would.  Could such a thing save time and make the search for the ideal neighborhood faster and easier than driving around in a car?  Yes, I believe so.

With the quality of HDTV, a home buyer could preview miles of neighborhoods in minutes without ever having to watch traffic, wait at lights, or worry about pulling over.  They'd see it all in a matter of minutes from their sofa.  As with touring homes, if a place catches your eye and looks worthwhile - you still need to see it in person. 


It's All About Saving Time

What I'm describing here is a means of cutting down on the "discovery process" in home buying.  Buyers and agents waste a massive amount of time learning about various areas.  Is home shopping on TV coming?  Good question.  I'll look into it.


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Comment balloon 0 commentsCheryl Ritchie • June 27 2013 07:54PM