MIKE & WILLEMINA MONTGOMERY
Renzo Real Estate
“We really want to explore the technology side of real estate,” says Mike Montgomery of Renzo Real Estate. “We were a little bit unsatisfied with the standard model, so we broke off and did our own thing with Renzo.”
Renzo Real Estate is the only brokerage in Calgary using virtual reality with 100% of its listings, providing clients with their own VR headsets so they can explore properties on their own time. Rather than visiting every home on their list of potential buys, clients can now cut back beforehand, saving them time and frustration.
While their business model might appear to reduce the role of agents, Montgomery says it “ups the game that the Realtor needs to play” by forcing agents to learn more about the value of the homes clients know they want to see.
“It changes the role of the Realtor,” he says, “but it changes it for the better.”