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: 3,914 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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John Cranston was born in Palm Springs, California, where his interest in Real Estate sparked. John’s grandfather and his company owned and operated Real Estate Resort Developments in and around the Palm Springs area, as well as all over the country.
John moved to Dallas, Texas, where he grew up. He then went on to attend and graduate from one of the top business schools in the country, the Sam Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership.
While in college, John became very interested in the music industry and began working for some different publications, as well as working PR for brands and artists. After college, he dove deeper into the music industry when he began working for an artist management company where he managed his own internationally touring acts.
After being involved in the music industry John garnished many areas of expertise such as marketing, branding, communications, and contract law. John quickly realized how those skills could be used in business with his first love, real estate. Through his experience in the music industry, he knows the importance of creating and continuing relationships. John has developed genuine friendships with people from all over the world. He possesses that tremendous gift of being able to relate with anyone from anywhere on any level.
Living in Dallas most all his life, though travelled much, John loves Dallas and all the things the DFW area has to offer. John feels truly blessed that he has found his career in real estate, which provides him with the opportunity to be fully engulfed in the metroplex.
Whatever your needs may be in the real estate world, John will make sure they are fulfilled in a smooth and stress-free experience.