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: 4,584 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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Lisa grew up in Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico (US Air Force Family) and landed in Dallas to attend college. She fell in love with the city and after graduation, made DFW her home where she has lived for 25 years.
She started in real estate as an investor and home flipper. She loves to help her clients visualize even some of the most minor changes that can enhance any house they look at to help make it their own custom home. Formerly in sales at a Marketing Agency, she is known for her master sales strategies and techniques as well as her savvy use of technology to provide a 5-star experience for her sellers and buyers. Lisa epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your re al estate transaction.
“What is most important to me is open communication about what to expect during the entire process of selling or buying what is essentially the biggest transaction during most people's life. It can be stressful and I like to bring the “calm” to the process so in the end, my clients become my friends.”
Whether buying, selling or leasing, Lisa will provide you the special attention one expects of a dedicated real estate professional. She is praised most often by her clients for her responsiveness and determination to find exactly what her clients are looking for.