How technology makes purchasing a home easier for first-time buyers

This article is sponsored by RELNKS


Between organizing contracts and paperwork from service providers, getting pre-approved for a mortgage and bidding on homes, acquiring your first property can be a challenge. 

Technology has already streamlined several processes we encounter in our everyday lives. It’s allowed us to order food without leaving the couch, work remotely throughout the pandemic and pay bills at the touch of a button. Now, technology is helping homebuyers purchase their first property, eliminating any emotional meltdowns and traumatic experiences along the way.

Leading real estate technology company The Nationwide Group (TNG) has created a free-to-use digital platform that assists buyers during the process of purchasing their first home. RELNKS is a transparent navigational tool that provides potential homebuyers with a variety of features, keeping them organized and well-informed. 

“Buying a home requires preparation, organization, know-how and a variety of professional services,” says Tom McCormick, president and CEO of RELNKS. “Our online platform simplifies this process by compiling everything you need into one safe and secure place.”

On RELNKS, users can take advantage of its interactive checklist that outlines the process step-by-step, trusted service providers and resources on local neighbourhoods. 

The online platform also has document storage shared between all participants, which reduces the amount of back and forth communication between homebuyers and their home-buying team. This feature can singlehandedly eliminate those frantic searches for the contracts needed before an appointment. 

RELNKS technology also helps homebuyers stay within their budget with its quick and easy quoting system. When searching through the variety of vendors on RELNKS, users can simply select the providers they’re interested in and typically receive quotes within 48 hours. This gives the homebuyer time to compare pricing side-by-side on the platform before making an informed decision. 

“You’ll find all the service connections and resources you need at every step of the home-buying process so you can manage everything with ease and confidence,” says McCormick. “It’s the biggest transaction of your life but it doesn’t have to be the most difficult.”

After creating a free account on RELNKS, users can start exploring local neighbourhoods. Once they’ve narrowed down the places that they would like to live, users can browse with demographics of the selected communities. The platform has exclusive access to information about driving and parking in the area, school catchments, stores, average household income and more. 

For those who feel rather overwhelmed when navigating the real estate market, RELNKS has several helpful resources and links that can provide guidance. Users can access vetted real estate lawyers for home closings, moving and property services, home inspectors and other essential providers. The platform also has links to mortgage applications, an affordability calculator and MLS listings. 

By modernizing and organizing the entire home-buying process, RELNKS ensures that its users can close on the home of their dreams without losing any sleep. 

To create your free account today or for more information, visit relnks.com.

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