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Why Real Estate Agents Won't Be Obsolete in 10 Years
With so many changes to the industry, theories of the zillowpacalypse are more plentiful. With so many websites now bypassing the agent, real estate agents have reason to be paranoid of what direction the industry will take 10 years from now.
Here are 5 Reasons Why Agents Will Be Needed in the Future1. Good Agents Can AdaptRemember when MLS books came out? And what about now with real estate websites offering IDX search capabilities. Smart agents are using it as a tool to assist their clients. Don’t be like Blockbuster, be like Netflix.
2. Home Buying and Selling is EmotionalIf you put the power of home buying and selling into the hands of the consumer, they will make a few bad decisions. Even now with FSBOs, they often leave money on the table because of their pride. A real estate agent is neutral and can make the best decisions for their clients.
3. Real Estate is a Relationship BusinessThe experience you give to your clients is what keeps them coming back. The human connection you create is why they like you as a person, and thus will use you as their agent. This is the reason for most agents’ success.
4. Virtual Showings are a ... more
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