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What Purpose does GIS Serve in the Real Estate Sector?

Enterprise Technology Review | Monday, September 07, 2020

Realtors and customers looking for properties are now taking advantage of GIS to have better views through apps.

FREMONT, CA: Geographic information system (GIS) has a vast number of everyday applications. The applications can vary from searching for directions to a particular address to finding the shortest path to the nearest gas station. GIS serves several different industries. Real estate is one of the various sectors that can benefit largely from GIS. Modern clients can locate land, as well as real estate properties using personal smart devices.

 There are potential benefits for Realtors in having GIS capability as well. Real estate professionals can use GIS technology to serve clients adequately. Here are a few ways in which GIS adds value to the real estate industry.

• Locating Properties

Location is an essential aspect in the world of real estate. Property location is one of the top criteria for home seekers. GIS dismisses speculation regarding the property location and presents accurate information to clients. GIS also helps the clients learn more regarding the location through information visualization that impacts property.

• Determining the Worth of Real Estate

GIS features also enable the clients to determine the value of a piece of property and check if they are getting value for investment. For instance, measurement tools give an idea to the clients involving what is happening near the location. Clients can also discover if it is a property of the necessary size and whether it’s close to the desired amenities.

• Improving Interactions between Realtors and Clients

As the world moves towards digitalization, visual means of communication are being regarded to be the best. For example, GIS provides graphics like points, lines, as well as text to deliver a high level of personalization in the maps. Thus, clients, as well as realtors, can get a better understanding of the properties and lands.

Thus, GIS serves several objectives for the realtors and the individuals looking for properties.

See also: Top GIS Solution Companies