Finding a home not as easy as TV portrays
As I enter my twenty-whatever year selling real estate, can't believe how much my business has changed.Â Â It is hard to believeÂ that I could have survived before faxes, the personal computer, smartphones, IM's, virtual tours, etc.....
Technology has advanced to the point that I can input my clients personal information
and my computer will find their perfect home. Â Â Â Â If only it was that easy.
For most part, people think that buying a home is as easy as they make it look on TV.Â Â
Just look at three properties and choose one.Â All in a neat little half hour package.
MostÂ Realtors know that it takes much more time and patience than that.Â Â It is still a face to face business and listening to my clients will get me much closer to a sucessful closing than any newfound gadget ever will.
Funny howÂ they never show the discouraged homebuyer who does not yet qualify to purchase, or the home inspection that reveals a major defect wrecking the deal, or even the home seller who is under water on a home they've owned for five years.Â Maybe funny is not a good choiceÂ of words.
I'm not complaining about real estate shows on TV.Â There are alot worse shows on the air.Â
I just wish they wouldÂ better represent the job thatÂ we do asÂ real estateÂ professionals.Â I am very proud of a long career in the real estate business.Â I think that helping people with their real estate needs is much moreÂ honorable than TV sometimes portrays.
Just my thoughts, Let me know what you think.
B-H Agency Real EstateÂ