Over the weekend we had the opportunity to attend graduation at the Medical College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN. Our youngest niece graduated with a Doctor of Audiology. The keynote speaker indicated the field of medicine has changed with the advent of the Internet. Apparently patients are diagnosing their own ailments on the internet and surprising are correct 2 of 3 times.
The internet has equally changed the field of real estate. When I started the business 22 years ago, we had the “book” that contained all listings and under no circumstances was it to be released to the public. Today the public has access to much of the same information as real estate agents. We just have more detailed information and are able to sort the information in greater detail. Now clients inform us what listings they desire to view.
Some information on the net like Zillow really provides misleading indication of value. Knowledgeable real estates are still required to interpret data and arrive at sound conclusions. For this reason among many, it is critical home buyers have representation to have their rights protected.
When it’s time to buy or sell real estate, give us a call. We’ll make sure you find the home meeting your needs and your rights are protected.
Have an awesome week! - Don