Will the internet kill the Broker-Centric Real Estate Model?
The Real Estate game is in a new era
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Place your content for the second column here.. In the “old days”, options for finding or listing a home were limited and there was clear need for experienced professionals to guide you through the process. However, in today’s internet age of Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and Facebook, any average Joe can hunt for their dream home at the touch of a button. This ability may at first glance make the modern day Real Estate Agent seem somewhat obsolete and even confuse prospective home owners or sellers on what value a real estate professional creates.
These informational advances have devastated many other industries like print newspapers and travel agencies. Everyone gets their news from the internet now and travel websites have made travel agencies all but a thing of the past.
Throughout my years of experience in this industry I’ve had friends, family and clients alike occasionally ask “So, won’t this happen to the real estate industry as well?”
To be blunt “No.”
My professional Real Estate Career has been a constant learning process and no two deals are ever the same.
While finding your dream home is a big part of the process, once you go under contract the real work begins. What happens if there are multiple offers? How do you find a trusted mortgage lender? Plus, there are countless issues that can arise before the closing date arrives. This is where experienced agents, like the ones at FINN Real Estate, come in handy. It’s important to have someone knowledgeable and up-to-date with current laws and regulations on your side. Not to mention the various parts of the process that HGTV doesn’t talk about.
Initially there is the Inspection, which can bring a multitude of issues to light, then there is the appraisal and survey which can directly impact your initial agreement. These items may make the process seem discouraging or more daunting, but it shouldn’t be that way with the an experianced real estate professional like the ones here at FINN. You will always make the choices with your home, but it is imperitive to allow a professional manage the process for you. This in turn, allows you to get the most value out your home purchase or sale without the guess work. That’s why, unlike newspapers and travel agents, the internet age won’t get in the way of the need for an experienced FINN real estate agent who will fight for your best interests.