(PRWEB) May 10, 2010
The latest in real estate sales: Transatlantic private live showings via SKYPE.
During the the recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, VIVALDI REAL ESTATE, a Manhattan based firm with a large international clientele, gave up on the airlines and used SKYPE to broadcast the nooks and crannies of multi-million dollar apartments to its European clients stranded overseas and unable to get to New York.
VIVALDI didn't miss a beat as international air traffic ground to a halt. It turned the inconvenience into a means to showcase the innovative way it can bring Manhattan apartments into the bedrooms, kitchens and offices of clients around the world. It was business almost as usual for the firm which was founded in 1992, and is known in the industry as being nimble and always a step ahead of competitors in the way it adapts to market challenges.
VIVALDI pioneered this use of internet technology about a year ago and posted on You Tube a video of the first SKYPE presentation at a Manhattan condominium located at 817 West End Avenue.
Since this video, Guido Pompilj and Eve Gittelson the two founders of VIVALDI REAL ESTATE, have introduced many clients to the use of SKYPE. Gittelson, a Manhattan native said, "the technology is really quite incredible, and to say it shrinks the world is an understatement. We have an apartment in contract at 82 University Place on the 4th floor with an Italian client from Treviso Italy. The sale began on SKYPE after the client had seen the apartment and fell in love with it via our SKYPE presentation, he was here in 48 hours to take an in-person look and quickly signed a contract."
The You Tube video, demonstrates how simple it is to do. Guido Pompilj, who grew up in Rome, Italy and is now an American citizen, describes how the technology works, and has helped time-pressed European buyers. "We bring a small netbook computer with a wireless internet card to an apartment a client is interested in, then we SKYPE the client. The client is able to view the apartment in very significant detail in real time. Truthfully, it's almost as good as being in New York because we can show so much, things like the views, the public corridor, the elevator, the lobby, the street, swimming pool, etc. "
Pompilj added, " We did four SKYPE viewings during the grounding of international flights, and next week, three of the four clients are coming to Manhattan to finalize what began on Skype."
VIVALDI REAL ESTATE
11 East 29th street
NYC NY 10075