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: 4,808 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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With more than two decades of experience in the Real Estate Industry, including Residential Luxury Home Sales and Management, Diana Stewart provides an unmatched level of loyalty and commitment to each client she represents. Her dedication to superior service, along with her unwavering work ethic, has positioned her as a multi-million-dollar producer. She is recognized for her knowledge and success in the Dallas luxury homes market specializing in coveted neighborhoods such as Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Turtle Creek, Devonshire, Briarwood, Uptown, Lakewood and others. Whether representing buyers or sellers, Diana takes on the opportunity with enthusiasm, professionalism and perseverance to deliver results in an ever-changing market. Diana will handle your real estate needs with the utmost integrity and confidentiality.
As a respected member of the community Diana has spent years volunteering her time and energy to various charitable organizations that include the Cattle Barron’s Ball, the Junior League of Dallas, Park Cities National Charity League, La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, along with numerous other charitable organizations. She is a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church and proud supporter of the Highland Park Independent School District.
Professional organizations include
Member of the MetroTex Association of Realtors
Member of the National Association of Realtors
Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing