In the last ten years alone there has been so much change to the Internet and the way we navigate and use it. Not to mention the appearance and design of all the sites and the accessibility of information. It’s not only hard to believe a time without the Internet but also a time when you couldn’t access it whenever wherever. When I first started using the Internet it was to sign on to AOL so that I could chat on aim with my friends – now I probably judge anyone with an aol email.
No matter what profession you are in, there is no doubt the web and Internet has had an effect on the way you do business. For us, as property nerds in the real estate business, it has changed tremendously! What used to be Newspaper ads and For Sale signs has turned into websites and social media that consumers have access to any time. Statistics from the National Association of Realtors have shown that 58% of Millennials and 46% Generation X found their home on a mobile device. When they view these homes it’s all about the visuals and pictures which is another way that the Internet has changed real estate. Pictures must be pristine, light and airy or else they will simply be overlooked. When you have the perfect pictures then it’s time to post on all social accounts where you will boost the post instead of the black and white paper ad.
And even though we have seen the ups and the downs of the Internet and the effect that the evolution of it all has had on us, we have something it could never offer.
Take a trip down memory lane with the Boyenga Team to see some of the originals:
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