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: 4,665 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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Travis Hitt was born in Tyler, TX. Living there for many years before making his way to Allen, TX where he graduated from Allen High School. Post graduation following in his families footsteps of enlisting into the United States Army in July 2007. Serving 5 years as a Black Hawk Crewchief for multiple units of specialization decided to follow his dream of being a Realtor for residential homes and ended his service.
In 2012 moving back to Plano, TX where he lives now and receiving his Real Estate License later the same year. His career starts with investment real estate buying and selling homes for a large brokerage out of Dallas and multiple states nationwide. In 2014 deciding to transition from investments to resid ential new home sales with RE/MAX located in Plano. Progressing his business in mind Travis decided to transition over to Rogers Healy and Associates in March of 2016 to make his next step in North Dallas Real Estate Market, where he is now making his stamp in the industry.
Travis enjoys making people happy by providing the utmost level of respect as a friend, Coworker and best of all their Realtor.
“To wake up and work is a privilege, not a burden in my mind but to wake up and love to work is a blessing, I wake up to a blessing every day!” - Travis Hitt