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: 214-676-4270 Dated: February 4th 2019 Views: 4,649 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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Rachelle grew up in McKinney, Texas within walking distance from every grade school she ever attended. After graduating high school, she moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where she lived for four years while attending Oklahoma State University. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Strategic Communications and graduated at the top of her class. Go Pokes!
Upon graduating, she moved back to her favorite city - Dallas, Texas. She worked in the advertising world for three years and gained experience with top brands including Victoria’s Secret PINK and Nike. She quickly learned that her passion for making meaningful connections was not going to be fulfilled behind a desk. So she left her 9-5 and tossed out her five year pla n to start a new one.
Cue real estate school. She worked round the clock as a nanny, a paralegal and a freelance content creator while working toward earning a license in real estate.
“You may not end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.”
When Rachelle isn’t trying to become a master of the universe, you can typically catch her cycling on a bike that doesn’t go anywhere, playing with her dog, Stella, or trying to find her breathe in a yoga class.