Internet real estate tours conducted by Providence business
By Analisa Coats
360House.com, an interactive real-estate website, allows buyers to do just that, courtesy of innovative technology and creative site managers and Cody Edwards of Providence is bringing this technology to Cache Valley residents.
The advantages of 360House.com over traditional real estate is summed up in the company's mission statement: "To provide a simple solution for realtors to show their listings 24 hours a day to 100s of people at the same time.
Edwards, who received a certificate in computer graphics from Bridgerland Applied Technology Center, was one of the original partners when the website was launched in July of 1999. The site is owned by I-ball Interactive, a web-design company in Salt Lake City. He and his wife Page, who worked in real estate herself, now run the Cache branch from their home in Providence.
As a site manager, Edwards is able to monitor and change the website 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The site works as a franchise, where the company takes care of advertising and records the number of hits. Buyers in Cache Valley can check out homes themselves, and then get a hold of Edwards.
"It's a return client kind of deal," he said. "We get direct contact. Are web-based realtors to become the norm? Edwards thinks so.
"Anyone can just sit down at the computer and check it out, take a 360 degree view of the house," he said. "It's just another medium [for realtors] to advertise in."
Interested in buying or selling a home? Check out 360House.com and
get a glimpse of the future.