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Why Stop at One? What You Need to Know About Multi-Home Tours

By UTour Digital Media Team on Oct 11, 2021 11:52:42 AM

If you’ve been utilizing our self-guided home tours at your communities for a while now, you know that UTour is constantly working to innovate and improve the experience for both homebuilders and home shoppers. Our newest feature continues to do just that. Now, visitors can schedule a self-guided tour reservation that lets them explore multiple homes while using a single entry access code. Here are some of the biggest benefits you’ll see when you launch this feature in your communities:

Topics: self-guided tours proptech
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Tour Times Matter: How New Self-Tour Duration Options Can Make an Difference

By UTour Digital Media Team on Aug 17, 2021 12:17:33 PM

UTour’s builder partners know that the 60-minute self-guided tour has been our standard offering since launching. But just because something is tried and true doesn’t mean we’re going to stop innovating. 

Recently, we’ve been seeing more and more builders supplementing their model home staffing with self-guided tours — enabling UTour for safe, self-guided tour availability after normal sales center hours. While going fully self-service is not for everyone, it’s been a successful evolution for many homebuilders in a variety of markets. So successful in fact, that builders want to offer a greater number of tour availability each day in order to reach more home shoppers. 

So we’re introducing a new, shorter tour time that will let you maximize every minute. We just launched our 30-minute self-tour duration option. Here’s what you need to know about the new feature: 

Topics: self-guided tours proptech
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Industry Problems, Solved: Trying to Get More Foot Traffic?

By UTour Digital Media Team on Jul 20, 2021 9:54:49 AM

Home shoppers seek an immersive experience, and builders must provide more active involvement than any other industry requires. This translates to consistent outreach and deliberate, meaningful touchpoints with the home shopper every step of the way. Even still, there are some friction points throughout the process. It’s the responsibility of the builder to overcome these for a seamless sales experience.

Topics: self-guided tours proptech new home marketing
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Industry Problems, Solved: Still Catering to COVID-Conscious Shoppers?

By UTour Digital Media Team on Jul 14, 2021 9:25:04 AM

New homes already have a lengthy sales funnel. Couple this with the unique expectations of each home shopper and you get a dynamic where potential issues can easily arise if not careful. While hurdles in the sales process are common, they are also avoidable. By implementing additional protocol ahead of time, you can ensure a more positive overall experience — both for your home shoppers and your sales team.

Topics: self-guided tours proptech new home marketing
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Industry Problems, Solved: Struggling to Staff Your Model Home?

By UTour Digital Media Team on Jul 9, 2021 12:46:52 PM

From start to finish, selling a new home is a very involved process. Home shoppers expect guidance and reassurance, but most importantly they want it to be on their terms. This can be difficult to navigate and there are several common pitfalls over the course of a new home journey. But if you know the problem ahead of time and implement a scalable, repeatable solution then you can avoid these potential conflicts.

Topics: self-guided tours proptech new home marketing
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Industry Problems, Solved: Feeling Overwhelmed by Today’s Hot Market?

By UTour Digital Media Team on Jul 7, 2021 9:39:38 AM

There are few sales cycles more arduous than that of new homes. Due to the nature of such a large-scale investment, purchasing a new home requires an extensive courting process. Over the course of this journey, there are inevitably bumps along the road. Luckily, there are tools at your disposal to help overcome these obstacles and give your home shoppers the experience they crave.

Topics: self-guided tours proptech new home marketing
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Smart Homes & Self-Guided Tours: Are They the Best Investment for Builders?

By UTour Digital Media Team on Jun 17, 2021 1:42:15 PM

Technological innovations are always on the rise, and they continue to grow in popularity through the years. What once were features used exclusively on the most advanced homes are becoming more accessible to the masses today. This shift indicates that while these features were historically considered luxury upgrades, they are now becoming expectations for modern home shoppers. But is it worth it for you to build smart homes? Yes — and not just to keep your homebuyers happy — the technology can help you manage the historic lead volumes during the sales process. Here’s how.

Topics: self-guided tours proptech smart homes
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UTour Earns Two New Awards of Excellence

By UTour Digital Media Team on May 24, 2021 2:21:47 PM

On the heels of noted achievements at The Nationals earlier this year, UTour continues its win streak at the Maryland Building Industry Association’s 2020 MAX Awards. The Maryland Awards of Excellence program recognizes outstanding accomplishments within the homebuilding industry. In competition with some of the best and brightest, UTour pulled away to take home two top awards in the Marketing category.

Topics: self-guided tours awards
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Using Self-Guided Tours to Manage Increasing Demand from Potential Buyers

By UTour Digital Media Team on May 17, 2021 12:22:17 PM

The current new home buying process is outdated and full of friction points that cause many potential home buyers to abandon their new home search or purchase a resale home. Driven by COVID-19’s lasting impact on consumer behavior, the importance of a “self-service” and “no-contact” experience makes self-guided home tours a critical sales tool for home builders.

Topics: self-guided tours tourrtx UTour Voice
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Transitioning to Self-Guided Tours: How to Get Your OSC Team Up to Speed

By UTour Digital Media Team on Apr 21, 2021 12:21:33 PM

After taking note of changing consumer behavior and having to adapt to the added pressure of selling new homes safely during a pandemic, your company might be one of many that have invested in self-guided home tours this past year. Congratulations! But now, like many, you might find yourself responsible for incorporating this self-service option into your sales funnel. Stress not — UTour is here to help.  

Topics: new home marketing osc