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: 4,136 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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Michelle, a native Texan, was born and raised in Ft. Worth. She attended Richland High School, where she was on the soccer and rodeo team. Her love for rodeo carried her all the way down to Blinn College in College Station, TX.
While attending Blinn she knew that she really wanted to be a Realtor, but knew that her dreams were bigger than Aggieland. Michelle decided that she needed to move back home to Ft. Worth.
"I've wanted to work in real estate for as long as I can remember. I would make my parents drive me around to open houses every weekend when I was kid. I guess you can say I was destined to be a Realtor!!"
Initially, Michelle worked for another real estate company in Colleyville wo rking as a buyers agent for one of the top producing agents with her company. As a buyers' agent Michelle worked closely with all her clients, making it an enjoyable experience for them as well as getting the best deal possible. "I love to build new lasting relationships with clients. I think a relationship that is based on hard work, trust and communication is key! I want my clients to feel comfortable, have fun and know that they are in great hands."
When a friend told her that Rogers Healy and Associates was looking to expand to the Ft. Worth market, for a Ft. Worth Realtor she jumped at the opportunity!
"Whether you are looking to purchase your first home, downsize, up-size, move across the country or need help finding a rental property, I am here to help"
In Michelle's down time you can usually find her at the Ballpark in Arlington watching her beloved Rangers playing baseball and hanging out in Ft.Worth with family and friends. She loves going to live concerts (especially country) , walking her dog on the Trinity Trails and going to the new art exhibits at the museums in the Cultural District. "Downtown and the So7 area have so much to offer. There is always something different going on each week." Michelle is an active member in her Church, and likes taking a few road trips each year with friends to College Station to watch her Aggies play football.