As aggressive real estate companies grow over the years, deduplicated records and other unwarranted pieces of information can work their way into networks or singular workstations. Because accuracy and delicate consumer data is warehoused within small office mainframes or large corporate super servers, someone needs to step up and assist the realty firm in protection of data.
Chalk up yet another friend for IT.
Level the Security Playing Field
Personal information entrusted by real estate agents can easily befall to identity thieves, or ransomware, and cost immeasurable libel suits which could shut your doors completely. Viruses, if gone undetected throughout your MLS network, will not only damage your listings data but cause concurrent and future customer transactions to cease until the issue is permanently quarantined. Realtors are field workers; they have little time for dealing with technical infrastructure quirks.
Enabling IT, albeit outsourced or in-house implemented, could provide more quickened yet surprising affordable proprietary process enactment for detecting and removing viruses, spyware, and malware from real estate firms' systems. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques to provide clients with the safest environments, IT has come to the rescue countless times for realtors worldwide, especially when property details report preparation must be accurate.
Although real estate brokers and companies wish every employee had totally honest intentions, history discloses otherwise. On the same token, data access restrictions are needed to safeguard against outside threats. Incorporating IT intervention could help protect proprietary access to data sectors of your choosing through fortified security measures designed to fit your business model needs.
A dedicated phone line is essential to every real estate company, and with merit. Before, PSTN was the preferred choice - well before IT became heavily involved with realty interests. While it answers the most basic needs, archaic communications could be better. With the availability of VOIP, the limitations of PSTN lines have become more emphasized. Although VOIP presents higher cost efficiency, increased productivity and better adaptability, there are also security issues surrounding it.
Security issues that, of course, educated IT pros could ameliorate quickly.
Despite the fact that we live in an increasingly connected and technologically advanced world, it can be difficult for those who provide real estate reports and data, along with realtors themselves, to keep up with the times. That's because modern telecommunications is a fairly esoteric universe, with only the most tech-savvy out there truly understanding its many ins and outs. IT companies could help solve the most befuddling mysteries surrounding the who, what and where of your VoIP enhancements.
Keeping the Marriage Alive
Consumers expect to learn a lot about a home before making an offer. When was it built? What is the condition of its foundation? Is the wiring in good shape and safe? Realtors expect to have an inside scoop concerning reports they purchase - how it was prepared, who accessed it, and so forth. IT is the common thread between realtors and consumers, data providers and realtors, and does it's part in securing the interests of all involved. Through communications and security, real estate and IT can keep their love alive for the betterment of all who seek data or home buying information.