Embracing technology in the real estate sector is becoming a trend to satisfy consumers’ condition in the property market. In Kenya there is an expanding growth of the middle class as the income is projected to rise. The real estate industry is being equipped with technological solutions to enable investors gain positive change in property investment.


Whether you are looking to buy a home or invest in rental property you will discover technology continuously plays an impactful role on how both the consumer and professionals approach the market. Developers and stakeholders in the real estate market adopt innovative solutions such as applications, software solutions and platforms to reach a wider market.


It is important for real estate firms to align with the technological advancement to enhance efficiency throughout the property market development. It is necessary to select technical requirements and tools that best meet the needs of consumers. Those tools will help gain knowledge of buyers and sellers’ interest creating a more effective and efficient operation. 

Harnessing the efficiencies of technology is necessarily important to improve existing real estate skills. Investors and property owners have embraced digital and technological systems into most areas of their life. Change is required for any real estate firm that needs to remain competitive. Integration of technological developments into properties will lead into a long-term success in future.


What is proptech innovation? Proptech innovators help analyze the property market for consumers and investors proportionately. They outline the management, maintenance, renting and purchasing of real estate property. Proptech innovation brings vast potential and helps purveyors create more value for consumers. Proptech also creates a comfortable living space for the maturing millennial market. There are different ways that proptech redefines real estate.


Virtual Reality

Virtual reality enables the buyer to save time and cost by eliminating physical visits at a property as it provides a virtual walk-through of the property. Potential buyers can take virtual tours from any part of the world. Real estate developers  can show the progress of the houses even before construction and as well completed development of units. Investors can demonstrate a complete representation of the property even before construction commences. Virtual reality can allow prospective buyers to walk through and experience the space in real time.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Machine learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning gives computers access to improve and solve tasks  efficiently enhancing the way systems perform in the real estate sector. Artificial Intelligence has the mental capability and capacity to learn providing opportunity for real estate developers to invest. Some of the AI tools include chatbots to automate the answering questions, investors analytics that help set growth goals and income.


Accurate data creates essential knowledge that creates opportunities for innovation. Data can be easily Gathered which helps property owners understand rental rates, energy efficiency and which helps the investor to make a wise decision based on actual data. Data collected helps create comfort for tenants


Data can help machines create a virtual reality simulation and models that allows developers and constructors to get detailed information of the real estate development. It helps prevent expensive mistakes ensuring the end result is highly efficient. 


The Internet Of Things 

The ability to control certain home features involves home automation and the use of IOT (the internet of things) in smart homes. It provides the tenant or homeowners with comfort and refined lifestyle choice. 


Smart homes have changed the way a homeowner views the property becoming a changing factor in the real estate sector. IoT enables physical objects to be connected to each other through the internet allowing them to perform smart functions. Developers are attracting buyers with internet ready homes increasing their rental income. 


Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology could change the way real estate firms track their and transfer real estate assets, the duration of transactions and the valuation process. It could provide thorough long-term solutions to problems faced by the real estate firms like accessibility, liquidity and corruption. Blockchain does not allow data alteration or access by anyone who is not part of the system. These features enable the execution of contracts that allow a buyer to engage developers directly with no third-party personnel involved. Blockchain will protect the investor from fraud cases and will speed up the transaction process immensely without interruption. 


Robotics And Drones

Robots are being set up in the real estate industry through Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to help manage their properties and control different processes like automation, renewal of payments and handling invoices. Robots can help make manual labor easy,quicker and safe with precise end results. 


Drones have useful applications which can be used to conduct surveillance, make a detailed breakdown of the landscape during construction and can also be used to transport materials. Drones can be used to view aerial images and offer a unique perspective while showcasing property.


3D-Printed Building And Synthetic Biology

3D printing is already proving to be the future of construction as it proves to be a maintainable option, faster and cheaper. Developers can use locally recyclable materials leading reduced cost of material and saving funds in labor. It is already in use by construction companies in Russia, China and the US.


Biotechnology will impact the technology used by the real estate firm. The cycle of buildings will rise significantly as soon as it impacts  the production of building materials. There could be material which restructure or even repair themselves or cybernetic walls which will adapt to constructing homeowner requirements.


Real Estate On Demand

Real estate companies can connect a potential buyer who wants to prospect a home with a nearby real estate agent. The process allows potential buyers to understand and access the value of property and its services. Real estate firms require to embrace change to gain a positive investment income. It is key to invest in technology in the real estate sector. 


Technology will help in more data collection enabling you to target and analyze a client based on the right requirements and services. Investing in technology will make it easy for you to reach a wider market and assist your potential buyer to make the right choice.


Advancement in technology will continue to revolutionize the real estate industry and the end result will be vibrant and highly-efficient on a global scale providing unlimited options in the real estate industry. Technology is the future.