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: 4,817 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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Erin Verrett is a native Texan and Baylor University graduate with a passion for building relationships and helping others during one of the most important steps in their lives. Whether buying, selling, leasing or relocating, Erin will provide you the genuine compassion, hard-work and attention one expects of a dedicated, top-producing real estate professional.
After successfully navigating the commercial real estate industry, Erin decided to shift her focus to residential where she would be able to help people on a more personal level. Erin is experienced in transitioning 'homes,' having lived in five different states and South Korea with her family while her husband played professional baseball. This has sparke d a desire to achieve the housing needs and dreams of every client and family she serves.
Rogers Healy and Associate's resources include a global relocation division serving both national and international buyers, an award-winning marketing program, and modern technology to help clients seamlessly move from the idea of buying/selling their home to a successful closing.
Outside of real estate, Erin is involved in the community through various organizations, enjoys being active, and loves spending time with her two children and husband, Logan.