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: 3,118 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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Dallas Realtor with over 16 years of experience in selling real estate in multiple states. 4x Multi-Million Dollar Producer four years in a row. Over 90 YouTube videos. 3x Voted D Magazine, "Best Realtor in Dallas", #13 of Top 20 Dallas Real Estates on Social Media 2018.
As of one of Dallas' most aggressive real estate magnates in the making, Chris D. Bentley has built his reputation upon surpassing client expectations. Having sold millions of dollars' worth of homes during his 16+ year career, 50% of Chris's business has consisted of repeat and referral clients and the other 50% from social media exposure.
Specializing in the most elite properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Chris epitomizes i ntegrity, energy, hard, work, and excellent customer service in every detail of the real estate transaction. He has been featured and recognized by D Magazine as one of the magazine's Best Realtors in Dallas (2017, 2018) and as one of the most followed Realtors on social media (currently 13th). Chris continues to provide savvy marketing strategies and unparalleled client service to his real estate clients to this day.
When Chris isn't working, he can be spotted at many of the networking and charity events in the area. He's the creator and organizer of, Plano Socialites, a local business networking Facebook group of over 3,700 members.
Trained and inspired by his trusted colleagues, Chris has made a high level commitment to his real estate education. He continually challenges himself to bringing the best knowledge and service to his clients. Focusing on his customers, Chris has built a successful real estate career by providing clients with five star-worthy service that goes far beyond the selling or purchasing of a home.