Metro Broker, Greg Howard of Metro Real Estate Group uses the latest technology to sell real estate across the Denver and Colorado Springs metro areas and the entire front range.
Interviewer: Hi I'm Kathy Soltero with MetrobrokersTV.com, and today in the studio we have with us Greg Howard. He is with the Metro Real Estate Group. Greg, thank you so much for coming in and talking with us.
Greg: Thanks for having me.
Interviewer: Tell me first of all about where you're actually located?
Greg: Our main office is in downtown Colorado Springs at 612 North Tejon. We used to be at 625 and we just recently moved down the street, three blocks.
Interviewer: And you said you are doing a lot more of business here in the Denver Metro area.
Greg: I have, I have spent a long time living here in the South Denver area and I find that I have got more of a client base here currently than I do in the Colorado Springs market. So, even though I'm marketing to the Colorado Springs, I just have a lot going on here.
Interviewer: You drive up and down the I-25 corridor.
Greg: I do, I do. It's not so bad; I am on the North side of the Springs.
Interviewer: You use a lot of technology in your business; tell me a little bit about that.
Greg: I do, it starts off with my website. My website, through my website you can find property searches on anything from way north of Denver all the way to the south side of Colorado Springs, a little bit into the foothills. You can find information about HUD properties. There is a lot of informational videos on there as well. So if you want to know what it takes to buy a HUD property, you can click on that and watch it as well. Other things I do with my website, all my listings get their own private websites, so that I can actually market them and people can find all the information on the house without having to look in at a piece of paper in the yard.
Interviewer: So, automatically when you take a listing and you put it into the MLS or whatever, your website just picks it up right away, and you can create a website for it or.
Greg: I create a website, but it's fairly automated. I have things that I have to enter, and then when I do all my marketing, I market that website and that website takes them directly to the information of the house, pictures, and virtual tours.
Interviewer: What kind of new technology have you really embraced with your real estate?
Greg: Getting away from flyers, that's probably the best thing that's going on right now, you've seen lots of gimmicks that agents have used, I say gimmicks, lots of tools that agents have used to capture leads or capture buyers for their listings. I use what's called the QR code or Microsoft tag on all my listings and on my flyers. If you take a smartphone you can click on that, and I can give you any information I so choose, it can take you to my website or the website of the home or to the virtual tour or can be all the disclosures for the property. So somebody can actually pull up in front of the house and take a picture with their smartphone and they can get all the information they want on the house.
Interviewer: So that works like they just take a picture of it, is that...
Greg: Well, there is actually a...
Interviewer: Is there a scan or...
Greg: Well you basically scan it; there is an app that you have to download in your phone. But it's very easy, you can even go to my website, and get that app, and you just click on it and it automatically directs you to either information or a website.
Interviewer: It sounds to me like, through your website to that, buyers or sellers could look all over the metro area.
Greg: They can, they can, there's really no place from, let's say, Boulder, all the way to the south end of Colorado Springs that they can't view homes.
Interviewer: Tell me what's your website is, so they can go, check it out.
Greg: It's really easy, it's greghowardrealtor.com.
Interviewer: That is pretty easy.
Interviewer: Greg any other information you want to pass onto customers, as far as how they can get a hold of you.
Greg: My cell phone is a great way to do it, it's area code 719-445-9515 and the other thing is, I am doing a lot of work in the South Denver metro area now so, I'm actually trying to focus on that, so that's just Colorado Springs.
Interviewer: Okay, very good. Greg, thank you so much for joining us again today.
Greg: Very good, it's a pleasure, thank you.
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