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: 3,119 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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Nika Arast has called the Dallas area home for more than 20 years. Although she’s a Texan at heart now, she spent her early life abroad, Persian originally and growing up in Germany until her family settled in Dallas when she was in high school. She graduated with a degree in marketing and sociology from SMU and spent 10 years in the advertising field, including a year spent working in New York City.
Nika’s passion for helping others – and her desire to start a family in her adopted hometown of Dallas – soon led her into real estate. She has been in real estate for more than 10 years, and her family has more than 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate. She is dedicated to helping her clients at ev ery stage of the real estate process, from buying or building their dream home to getting the best offer when it’s time to sell.
When she’s not helping her clients or spending time with her husband and their two sons, Nika enjoys working on her 501c3 nonprofit organization, Heart of Autism, which helps North Texas children and families on the autism spectrum. She has been featured many times for her philanthropy work in her community and has been recognized for the deep foundations she has set. Nika is also always up for a round of backgammon or ping pong, so bring your A game! When you are ready to buy, build, sell or lease, Nika@RogersHealy.com.