Luxury Leader Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Showcases Virtual Open Houses

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We’re calling it the “V-word” — virtual cocktail parties, virtual open houses and now, at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, virtual reality tours that will pull you into house hunting like you never have before — virtual house hunting, that is. And you will super safe, ensconced in the comfort of your CURRENT home.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has just launched briggsfreeman.com/tour, its new, one-stop place for all of its homes and ranches that have video open houses and/or virtual reality tours.

The brokerage has continued to see traffic grow at its all-new briggsfreeman.com — which it launched at the beginning of the year — and now it is adding briggsfreeman.com/tour as one easy click where all of its video open houses and virtual reality tours live, organized by neighborhoods and cities.

Video and virtual reality have become more important than ever.

Now, the brokerage’s clients can stay in their current homes while they explore potential new ones, including many of the brokerage’s ranch offerings, too. (Ranch-search is also at an all-time high.) What’s more, you can explore the homes and ranches anytime, anywhere, via phone, laptop, desktop or tablet.

Because visits to briggsfreeman.com continue to increase, more buyers are seeing these virtual tours than ever before. In fact, the new briggsfreeman.com/tour is another example of technology that the brokerage employs, for its clients and agents.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has always had the capabilities to do business online or in the digital realm. Pre-coronavirus, BFSIR agents have shown many houses using video chats on their phones or tablets, particularly with high net worth out-of-state clients who could not travel. And, they have employed online document signing, online transaction management, and even closings via web conference. The new briggsfreeman.com/tour is just another example of how the agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty are adapting to a COVID-19 world, fully able to work remotely, as they have since mid-March.

Only The Sharpest Tools For Briggs Freeman Agents

Perhaps the sharpest tool in the brokerage’s toolbox? That all-new briggsfreeman.com, where you’ll find big, brilliant photos and loads of information about all of its properties. There are guides to neighborhoods, schools and architectural styles, too. Best of all, briggsfreeman.com is always open, day or night, for exploring beautiful homes, thrilling high-rises, wide-open ranches and lots more.

FYI: The brokerage’s video open houses and virtual reality tours can also be accessed from briggsfreeman.com by clicking on a new tab called “Virtual Tours.”

All this makes home shopping even more accessible and easy during these unprecedented times.

“Homes are going to be more important than ever,” says Robbie Briggs, CEO of the family brokerage his father founded 60 years ago. “They are sure spending a lot of time in the house these days… and that means they are going to either love that house or want a major change as soon as the quarantine is lifted.”

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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