Other than posting a simple online ad, business sellers can post pictures of their business for sale, and even upload a “virtual tour” of the premises. This saves time for both the buyer and the seller. The buyer of a business usually has to take time out from his or her day to travel to the property to view it, however, when the business listing is posted on the Internet, they can take a tour of the business and look at pictures without ever having to leave their computers.
Another benefit of this technology is that communication is made easy, as the parties involved can dash off a quick e-mail anytime they think of a question. In addition, instant messaging allows for people to message each other in real time without having to pick up the phone. Business deals can be expedited quickly, and documents can even be e-signed via the Internet. If signing legal documents via e-mail is not allowed, fax machine technology can be an option. Documents can be faxed back and forth and therefore, it is possible that a complete business transaction can be completed simply by communicating via computer technology.