Social Media Is a Growing Trend in the Home Buying Process
Special to NHOME
Photography: Greg Harrison
When young professionals Samar and Kajel Shah found out they were moving to San Antonio, they researched their options on Facebook and then toured Alteza Residences via FaceTime. They were immediately hooked. Eleven months later, the Shahs continue to call Alteza Residences home and couldn’t be happier.
The Shahs aren’t the only ones using social media to find a home. In fact, more and more people are turning to social media in their home search. For those moving to a new city, like the Shah family, FaceTime makes it easy to tour a potential home without making the trip. Future buyers also use Facebook and Instagram to compare various homes on the market. A quick Internet search can even tell a homebuyer all about the neighborhood and community in which they are looking. The growing social media trend certainly eases and expedites the home buying process.
“More and more people are using social media to search for a new home, “said Shawn McGuire, sales manager of Alteza Residences. “With the Internet at our fingertips, homebuyers are able to take virtual tours of homes on the market, whether using FaceTime or website pictures. This growing trend definitely makes the process much easier for everyone involved.”
High-rise living is a true paradise for young couples like the Shahs. Offering five-star resort amenities and a maintenance-free lifestyle, Alteza is ideal for any young professional looking to live downtown. Residents can easily go to dinner, explore the historic districts of San Antonio, or enjoy drinks with friends by simply walking down the street.
“Alteza’s location was the true selling point. We are new to the city and still young so we wanted to have easy access to all that downtown has to offer,” said Samar. “We also love that the floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive balcony give us spectacular views of the city, which is something you can’t get in the suburbs. Not to mention the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi, which is a great place to relax after work. We truly picked the best place to live in San Antonio.”
Alteza Residences, located in the rich and diverse cultural center of downtown San Antonio, sits atop the Grand Hyatt overlooking the booming downtown. Alteza Residences is comprised of 147 exquisitely designed, spacious residences boasting up to 4,451 square feet. Prices begin in the mid $300s for one-bedroom homes, mid $500s for more spacious two-bedroom homes and spectacular penthouses are available starting at $998,900. Alteza Residences combines luxury living with the exceptional service of a world-class hotel to make the living experience incomparable. Ranked #2 by Forbes Magazine “ for big cities stealing financial jobs from New York City,” San Antonio is recognized nationally as a city in motion. The city’s downtown is known as a chic urban address for up and coming living. Alteza Residences is San Antonio’s top selling condominium and was awarded Downtown San Antonio’s “Best of Residential” by Downtown Alliance San Antonio. Alteza is located at 610 E. Market Street and open daily.
Visit www.thealteza.com or call 210-212-8400.