Real Estate Is Changing

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Real Estate Agent with Realtor DRE# 3163817

Broward County Real Estate

Times are changing. My customers are internet savvy and have already searched and searched the real estate market before coming to me and saying "They're Ready". They have spent hours on their computers looking at every detail of each and every listing. Studying the statistics of different neighborhoods, reading everything about the schools in the area they desire. When calling me, they are fully educated on the trends in their communities and bring their challenges to test me on the ins and outs of real estate as it is today. I welcome this. Embracing it is a show of times. Things have dramatically shifted to a new generation that know what they want and want it now. I find this a great thing and look forward to the next several years in this profession where the search for a buyers dream home or a sellers next phase is found. Real estate professionals and their clients working together, taking advantage of todays latest and greatest technology to get the deal done.

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Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Michael's Commercial LLC - Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Terri, I think change is good. Consumers come ready and armed to start looking at properties. The Internet seems to make everyone an expert in real estate. This makes our job harder because we sometimes have to re-educate the public. Between the media and various sites out there, we have a lot of work to do.

May 22, 2012 05:32 AM #23
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Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ
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Terri, This is some good Info for all,keep up the good work,and good luck in 2012,  E

May 22, 2012 05:37 AM #24
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Mike Cooper
Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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I'm with you, Terri.  Normally, when I finally meet up with one of these buyers or sellers they are ready to make a move of one sort or the other.  I've even had them call me to ask me to drop by and fill out a contract for a house they want to buy.  I love it.

May 22, 2012 05:42 AM #25
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Susan Thompson-Solomons
The McNelis Group, LLC - Solomons, MD
MD Real Estate

Teri, I agree that it is a good thing that they have done their due diligence - it is definitely a sign of a more serious buyer. The only thing I will say is that once they come to me I end up spending a lot of time sorting through all the great infomation they have found because a lot of the information( real estate-wise(things that are already under contract, short sales that you can't tell in the system, etc), not schools, crime, etc - that's up to them to take from that what they will) doesn't really tell the story.

May 22, 2012 06:05 AM #26
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People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca - Riverside, CA
on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!

I don't mind people becoming informed about anything...but at some point, we have to fine tune it and make it into a result. Enter the professional Real Estate agent...good post and thank you

May 22, 2012 06:44 AM #27
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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The wake up call for all Realtors. . when your clients can learn all about the specific places they want to buy and they know more than you do!

May 22, 2012 07:00 AM #28
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Amanda S. Davidson
Living A Dream Real Estate - Alexandria, VA
Your Northern Virginia Realtor

Terri- Congrats on your feature! I think it's great that consumers can find some much info online, the challenge comes when they are reading and believing false info (i.e. Zillow). That's where the local expert Realtors job is so important.

May 22, 2012 07:04 AM #29
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Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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Knowing how our buyer's are coming to us and with what information they are relying on to make a decision is extremely important to know.  Being internt savvy is the first step, then going out and seeing the homes and how they fit into an area is always crucial.

May 22, 2012 07:50 AM #30
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty - Long Beach, CA
REALTOR® Long Beach, CA

~ This  awesome post and true responses from all is one of  the reasons AR is the best National Real Estate Website. The true experiences and responses from professional wanting to help the Real Estate System and consumers is what closes the gap making AR untouchable.

The truth is huge and not over rated. I really appreciate what Amanda states. Amanda shows bravery and sincerity as she mentions what most understand to be true. When there is a force that's tainting a general idea Realtors aren't dolling-out truthful information the force takes the whole industry. If we can find a way to rid National Real Estate from deception, we would have a better relationship with consumers. 

May 22, 2012 08:56 AM #31
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
Kevin, the technology is changing by the minute. Bill, that one on one will never go out of style. Wow Jan, talk about keeping you hopping!
May 22, 2012 09:42 AM #32
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Reuben Fine
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Fighting technology is a loosing battle... better to participate than player-hate! ;) But do you think there will come a time that technology enables buyers to search, offer, sign, and buy themselves, without the assistance of an agent? Right now, you can jump online find a property, view it on Street Maps, find the ranking of schools, gauge the crime reports, and get opinions of the area from all types of sources. All that's left is contacting the seller, efaxing/faxing an offer, and moving along the sales process. Will it get to that point where Realtors will simply sit on their computers and process transaction?

 

May 22, 2012 10:00 AM #33
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty - Long Beach, CA
REALTOR® Long Beach, CA

FSBO is the real dinosaur in my humble assumption, RE transactions are no joke there's so much that can blow-up, the paperwork is so important! Just because we can buy scissors we don't cut our hair? 

May 22, 2012 10:35 AM #34
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Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Team - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Team, Setting the New Standard

It is rather amazing how quickly our field of work evolves - especially as technology evolves as well. Thanks for this post!

May 22, 2012 10:43 AM #35
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Rich Gaasenbeek
IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM - Toronto, ON
Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!

David Liniger, Chairman of RE/MAX said that in order for agents to be successful, they need to easily adapt to constant changes and fully embrace technology. His words can't be more true.

Cheers,

Rich, IXACT Contact

May 22, 2012 12:06 PM #36
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Joni Staples
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
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I agree! Real Estate has changed and buyers and sellers are much more educated. Education is always a good thing!

May 22, 2012 12:34 PM #37
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

Thanks Kevin.

And thank you Sharon.

Gretchen, you experienced it from the buyers eyes.

John, you are sooooo right. Keep sharp or be left.

Praful, I think I have seen the most change in recent years.

May 22, 2012 12:51 PM #38
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CONGRATULATIONS, John McCormack, Realtor, Albuquerque Homes Realty

May 22, 2012 03:35 PM #39
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Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

Agreed! I love educated buyers because they have taken a big chunk of the leg-work out. In most cases, they have already narrowed their search and on some level, understand the current market prices/competition.

May 22, 2012 09:02 PM #40
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

Gabe, You're right. we have to do the detailed research.

John, it's good to welcome the changes.

The Christiansen Team, oooh, you said the 'z' word .  .  .

May 23, 2012 04:30 AM #41
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
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Ron, I believe this business is always going to need the human factor. We're not just door openers. : )

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