With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it isn't a surprise that everything is moving fast into the era of the internet. From sites like Uber to GrubHub, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want with ease. And with every industry being revolutionized by technology, the same methods are "attempting" to be applied to the real estate industry.
We could all agree that the simplification of the process through paperwork would be much appreciated by agents and buyers/sellers alike, but the attempt of replacing the agent by sites like Zillow and other third party resources can lead to a snowball effect of disaster. Think about real estate being smack dab in the middle of fast food and a doctor. You can use your mobile device to place your order for a $20 meal quickly, but when it comes to getting surgery, you'll want to put that phone down and visit a professional. Now think of your real estate agent being in the middle of all of that. You can use your devices to look for a home, look at market data the way you look at WebMD, knowing not to take it too seriously because you need a real professional's input, but it's fun and gives you a general idea of what to expect. But there in lies the issue, the data online is an oversimplified version of what goes into the process of buying and selling. The same way it oversimplifies medical diseases and surgeries, you'd still expect to get a professional's diagnosis.
Although a real estate agent isn't quite like a doctor, the industry in its legalities, contracts, and processes is similar in the sense that it needs to be taken seriously. Looking for a house online and wanting to put an immediate offer on one can be exciting and fun, but the issues that require a professional's guidance comes after the initial contract is written up and the hard work comes into place to make the home your own. Same for sellers, if you decide to put your home on the market and want a website that will give you an automatic offer, how do you know you're not being taken advantage of in the price? But most importantly, how do you know you're not being taken advantage of in other aspects of the contract? There is a lot more to the sale of a home than just agreeing on a number.
The next time you're digging through public sites for homes for sale, and getting instant home valuation estimates, keep in mind that this is a simple process to give you an idea of your market. A very general idea. But after you've found the perfect house, or after you've decided that the numbers make some sense for you to sell, call your favorite real estate agent and make sure they give you a more detailed look at the market and assist you through the full process, not just the exciting first parts. Because it's going to be in the middle of a contract when the lending is falling apart, or negotiations cannot be made on repairs and emotions are at an all time high, that you are going to wish you had put down your laptop and had an agent fighting for you by your side. Use the internet, have fun with its an incredible resource, but don't let it replace your agent. We are not of the age, just yet, where technology can do everything a professional can.
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Author:Kimberly Le Phone: 214-717-8102 Dated: September 11th 2017 Views: 50 About Kimberly: Born and raised in the heart of San Diego, Kimberly studied psychology and business at Southern Meth...
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Rogers Healy, a native Texan, has lived in Dallas for the majority of his life. Before moving to Dallas, Rogers lived in Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Rogers and his family moved from South Texas to Dallas, in the early 1990’s, so he and his sister could attend the Highland Park schools. Rogers instantly fell in love with everything Dallas had to offer, especially the beauty and uniqueness of the homes and neighborhoods.
Rogers’ real estate career started in college. More than half of SMU’s students are from out of state, so the students constantly found themselves looking for someone to help them find a place to live.
“It is always rewarding helping friends find new places to live. I love being an ambassador for Dallas, it is a personal thrill for me. It was a natural fit to enter the world of real estate. I haven’t looked back since.”
For several years, Rogers had the good fortune of being associated with some of the nation's most respected real estate professionals. When the time was right, he started pursuing his dream of owning his own real estate business.
Rogers Healy and Associates Residential Real Estate was formed in 2007. The business has been built by taking a non traditional approach, to a traditional business.
“Being able to mentor and manage, based on what I truly love about real estate has been the biggest thrill of being a business owner. Our success as a company has been attributed to working among people I have the utmost respect and admiration for.”
In 2009, Rogers was named one of the Top 30 Realtors under the age of 30 in the country by Realtor magazine. In the same year, he was invited to be a part of the National Association of Realtor's YPN Advisory Board. in 2009, Rogers was named a finalist for NAR's "Pioneer Award. In 2010, the Dallas Business Journal named RHA one of the "Best Places to Work." In 2011, the Dallas Business Journal named Rogers Healy one the "Top 40 under 40," recognizing DFW's up and coming business leaders. In 2011, the Dallas Morning News named RHA the NUMBER ONE small business to work for and named Rogers the business "Executioner of the year." In 2012, Rogers was named to the Collin County Business Press' "Top 40 under 40.".
“Whether you’re looking to rent your first apartment, sell your luxury estate, or you’re looking for a property manager, we can take care of you. The fact that we’re working for our family and friends, makes it that much sweeter.”