It says real estate developers are working around the challenges to come up with new ways to attract buyers, especially with the use of tech based solutions. As the lockdown has hampered physical visits to the site and communication, developers are investing in online platforms including the ability to book homes online and innovative ways to simulate the physical experience of the property for the home bound buyers. Drone shoots, virtual tours, and online booking platforms are gaining more prominence, as the number of online buyers increase.While the Digital India campaign by the Government of India was started in 2015, with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society , the lockdown has given a greater impetus for home bound citizens to use digital platforms. Though the use of such platforms for financial transactions and e commerce has been fairly common, online business transactions have gained more importance during the lockdown. Internet users in India are expected to increase to more than 700 million by the end of 2020; this will provide a further boost to the Digital India campaign.The economic slowdown has resulted in fewer new launches as well as sales, yet on the buyer s side, use of online platforms to search and discover property has quickly bounced back.According to Housing Research, Q1 2020 saw an YoY increase of 30 percent in online search traffic over Q1 2019. While online searches initially declined in April due to the initial shock of the lockdown, this quickly recovered and registered a YoY increase of 25 percent over Q2 2019. Even though sales have decreased, owing to the economic downturn, the number of interested buyers is increasing online, as sellers come up with innovative ways to attract them, all from the comfort of their homes.RELINKING BUYERS USING TECH BASED SOLUTIONSDronesSince 2018, drones have been used in real estate during the construction phases. The current situation has given rise to the use of drones as a tool for providing a site visit experience to buyers, where one can see the exact view of the surrounding areas.Virtual ToursIn case of virtual tours, 3D models and walk throughs are being developed to provide a near reality experience of the property. Virtual reality (VR) is also gaining traction. VR uses technology to create a simulated environment and has its applications mainly in entertainment, and now in healthcare, as well as retail. In India, many residential real estate developers have already experimented with tools such as virtual tours and VR to attract buyers, and this is likely to grow further.Webinars amp; Video ConferencingWebinars have evolved as a great tool to connect with multiple buyers at the same time. The process of a site visit required the sales person to organise site visits for each buyer, which resulted in the sales person being able to conduct only one or two site visits. The use of webinars has made the process hassle free and more productive, as now multiple buyers can be accommodated at the same time. To establish a connection and to provide one on one assistance for further process requirements, the buyers are being connected to the sales person through video conferencing.Online PlatformsAs per the report, owing to the increasing online buyer traffic, many developers are now advertising their properties through online platforms. Such platforms provide end to end assistance for online to offline (O2O) conversions. Even though the connect is being established with buyers using such solutions, economic slowdown has increased the financial woes of buyers, which has made them postpone their decision to buy by 6 12 months.Hence, developers are also coming up with schemes to make the purchase options more viable, which include a waiver of registration charges and stamp duty, innovative payment schemes, cashback schemes, freebies, refundable bookings and price protection plans. The use of technology in construction, as well as marketing and sales, is at a very nascent stage in India, yet, the on going pandemic has propelled various stakeholders to upgrade and explore more in this field.
Half of the students in the Zoom class were from Liberty Grace Church of God, a Black Baptist church in Baltimore. The other half attended the Jewish day school affiliated with Beth Tfiloh Congregation, in the Baltimore suburbs.One teacher was Black and Christian. The other was white and Jewish.
As the federal deployment of secretive law enforcement proved violent in the Trump administration s crackdown on protests, activists stressed that these officers behavior was largely familiar.On July 22, as Mayor Ted Wheeler engaged in tense conversation with protesters walked from City Hall to the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, a protester stepped in front of him and, without words, poured a bag of spent tear and crowd control munitions at his feet.
We always awoke the following morning at the crack of dawn, hopped into the car, and had breakfast at a nearby diner called Cleo;s in preparation for the trip to come. From there we would begin our eight hour drive to Vermont. After the first year, my wife and I had mapped out every gas station stop and rest area for fuel up;s and restroom breaks. It became a sort of ritual the way we went about it. For years, everything on our drive went according to plan, save for this last one. Last year, the highway that covered the last sixty miles of our trek was undergoing road work and was completely closed down. We had no choice but to take the designated detour through backroads.It had begun to rain pretty heavily before we reached the turn off for the detour, and we almost immediately became lost. Signs became to difficult to see, and, as to not slide off the road, we were moving nearly fifteen miles per hour slower than the posted speed limit. After an hour or so, we wound up in a small, run down village called Orion ''s Crest, according to our map. It was nearly impossible to make out any distinct observations about the town as we drove through the narrow, single lane streets, only ever catching quick glimpses of lanterns above sidewalks or hanging from store fronts.
The plan envisions wider sidewalks, more space for amenities like sidewalk dining, additional shade trees, enhanced lighting, a mobility lane and additional pedestrian safety features.
The latest study has, for the first time, been conducted by harnessing a batch of 5G Smartphones, specifically the Samsung Note 10 5G as purchased off the shelf from operator stores (earlier studies used the 4G based Samsung Galaxy S9). The data this time around will thus include some impact from early 5G deployments (currently only present in a few urban areas).The testing itself was conducted during both the day and night across 16 of the UK ''s most populated cities, while walking and driving. Overall a total of 537,780 tests were completed, including 22,082 miles driven and over 750 total places visited. Sadly, this means we don ''t get a good picture of rural performance as that isn ''t the main focus.
Tony Walker does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
Tourists were stunned after a huge alien like sea creature washed up on a popular beach in Australia.Tim Rothman and James Barham were enjoying a walk along the banks of the Kennett River in Victoria on Monday when they saw a fish the size of a six foot man.
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The Gale South Beach aspires to open its doors to the public on October 16th. While shut down, General Manager Kevin Waldstein like many others saw an opportunity to improve the property through technology investments, including the adoption of an e mist sanitizing machine to spread disinfecting material throughout the hotel. "It ''s all about confidence, from cleaning to the way we speak with the travelers who contact us, " Waldstein said. "Managers are walking the property with checklists in tow to make sure that all i s are dotted, and t s are crossed when it comes to guest and staff safety. We are using electrostatic misters to disinfect all surfaces and touch points in rooms, and we are sealing room doors with a tape strip to emphasize and visually show to guests that no one has entered the room since it was disinfected.
DH''s Gadgets Weekly edition lists the latest prominent personal technology products to keep you abreast of everything that''s happening in the world of consumer electronics. r n r nSony ZV 1 r nThe Sony ZV 1 is a pocket sized digital camera. It is a lightweight and compact all in one style camera is designed especially for vlogging and content creation.It is the first Sony camera with a side opening LCD screen, allowing creators to simplify their setup. It boasts advanced image stabilization, ensuring steady video even with hand held shooting while walking. When recording in HD mode, optical and electronic stabilization methods are combined to reduce shaking up to 11 times whereas while shooting a 4K video using Optical Steady Shot mode, there is an improvement in stabilization effect to up to 8 times, compared to that of standard Steady Shot.
Universal Studios Hollywood remains closed, but the CityWalk entertainment district began a phased reopening Wednesday as select retail shops and eateries opened their doors for the first time in nearly three months.
This week on the Real Housewives of New York City, we will be attending Ramona;s big birthday bash Will Ramona put an end to the bad behavior that usually occurs at RHONY;s parties? We will have to watch and see Ramona and Leah are meeting at the birthday venue for the walkthrough. The theme is meant to resemble Ramona ''s living room. Ramona claims she invited Leah since Dorinda and Sonja refused to shoot any more promotional shots embarrassed her at the last meeting Wow She really put a Ramona coaster spin on that trip to meet with Larry Scott.
The Demo 2 mission, while it carried actual astronauts to the International Space Station, is actually the final step in the test and development phase of human rating Crew Dragon and Falcon 9, meaning that they;ll then be qualified for regular service transporting astronauts in the eyes of NASA. Crew 1 is the first operational mission, meaning the first considered a standard part of SpaceX;s contract to provide regular astronaut transportation.Crew 1 is set to carry three NASA astronauts, including Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, to the ISS, along with JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. The launch will take place from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and will deliver the astronauts to the Space Station for a full length stay, during which time they 'll work with their international peers on various experiments and research for both NASA and partners.
Asylum seekers walk along Roxham Road near Champlain, N.Y., in August 2017, a popular illegal border crossing into Canada, away from official ports of entry. Geoff Robins AFP via Getty Images hide caption
The decision announced Wednesday during the Tesla second quarter earnings call marks the end of a fast and furious hunt for the best location and accompanying incentives deal for its next U.S. factory. Construction on the factory, which is located east of Austin near the airport, is expected to begin this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk described the future factory as an "ecological paradise, " with a boardwalk and bike lanes and where the public will be welcome. While tours have been offered at Tesla ''s Fremont, California, factory, the campus is not open for the public to wander its grounds.
Taimur Ali Khan and dad Saif stepped out to check on how renovation work was coming along at their new home. In an interview to Mirror, Saif Ali Khan said that the reason he is being papped so often is not because he is tired of being cooped up at home. They are getting their new house ready so they can shift in and he is supervising the work there. Since it isn''t too far from where they stay, he walks across to check on the progress, mask in place. Photo by Raju Shelar MMCLActor Vidya Balan flashes a smile as she steps into the office of filmmaker husband Siddharth Roy Kapur in Khar on Tuesday for the promotion of her upcoming film. Photo by Satyajit Desai MMCL