Today in Real Estate we are surrounded by the latest and greatest tools. Buyers now pre-screen and do their shopping for homes on the Internet, email and text us with what they wish to view. Technology .. imperative that we embrace all the benefits and conveniences that it has to offer.
The more immediate the information that can be provided to the buyer the better. Patience is a thing of the past as more and more demands to incorporate these tools for faster delivery and details is placed on the Realtor to provide.
When the Internet first came to be a vibrant presence it was said that this would be the doom of our industry. It was just a matter of time until buyers would eventually do one stop shopping over the Internet from loans to purchases. Realtors prepare you are about to be extinct.
Yet, here we are still a vital piece to the process of assisting sellers and buyers. I believe that the tools we have today have greatly enhanced our business and taken us to levels one would never have imagined. Then there is one element that the Internet could never provide, the personal touch and drive to make things come together in this often strained process of buyer and selling homes.
Realtors provide the polish and glue to keep these transactions together and to get them closed. The Internet and technology tools that we use just assist us in introducing the information and we take it from there to the finish line. Providing the personal care to make it an enjoyable experience to our clients.
Worried about being replaced by the Internet .. Not Me! It's GREAT to be needed!
A special thanks to Richard Weisser for suggesting on one of his response to a comment I left on his blog that I should write a post about this ... so Richard here it is!