With the growth of online tools, companies are quickly building products to serve the real estate community. After all, it’s a lucrative industry, home buying and selling will always be a thing - even if it does slow down, and companies around the world are diving in to make as much money off consumers as possible.
What are they selling? The ease. The ease of buying or selling a home online. The catch? You actually don’t benefit from these online quick-sale services. In fact, you could find yourself out of tens-of-thousands in cost difference. If you’re in the market to buy or sell, and are considering foregoing a real estate agent for an online service, be sure you read the fine print. You’ll often times find that you aren’t benefiting at all. Will they buy your home upfront to resale, so you don’t have to worry about the headache? Sure, but you may have been able to get $50,000 more for your house using a Realtor. Can you see and purchase your dream home through said services and “save” on agent commissions? Sure, but you’ll probably be overpaying for the home anyway.
The real estate industry is heavily regulated for licensed professionals to ensure the consumer is always getting the best representation for the best savings. These online services don’t require regulation and licensing, therefore, they can get away with fine print “scams.”
Be sure you do your research. A Realtor is there to make YOU the most money. Quick online services are focused on making their business the most money - not focused on how much you can sell your home for or how much you can save when you buy. Licensed professionals exist for a reason, be sure you don’t lose more than you can afford to by using a gimmicky online service that dubs buying and selling an “easy” process. Any good agent will make the process easy, minus general lending issues that may arise.
Author:Rogers Healy Phone: 000-000-0000 Dated: February 4th 2019 Views: 7,826 About Rogers: Rogers Healy, a native Texan, has lived in Dallas for the majority of his life. Before moving to Dal...
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Originally from East Texas, Scott moved to Dallas for a diverse and fast pace lifestyle. Now, a 20 year Dallas resident, Scott has valuable knowledge of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. When he is not traveling to national parks, producing music or spending time with his family, you will find him seeking out new housing developments and trends. During his 13 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industry, he has experience firsthand in helping clients find their dream homes, as well as having helped displaced homeowners re-establish a new life from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Maria. Scott truly understands what it means to find someone's home!
His goal for each client is to display the highest level of integrity and transparency during the process with each client's best interest at heart. Scott was always inspired by his grandfather and is proud to continue his legacy of service to others by assisting in what is one of the biggest investments in their lives.