Buy, Sell, and Show Me Buttons for Real Estate Sites

Real Estate Agent with Chartwell Kansas City Realty SP00229578 2007027091

The American Public is giving every indication that they want to see homes, sell homes, and buy homes on the internet - without involving those professional Realtors©. Recent events in my professional work life as well as Pamela Seley with her post Where's The Buy Button? , inspired this post.

Buy Sell Show me now

Press the red button and Voila! - anyone can buy that house now!  Just fill in the online form and you're done! Ha! 


Just press the blue button and Voila! - a real estate genie appears in front of the home to open the door at your whim! 


Press the green button, fill in the form, and Voila! - the corporation that owns that website will conveniently remove their commission, fees, and charges before transferring the remaining balance to your account.


Is there any reason this cannot or should not be done? Never mind that Ralph Nader, along with hundreds of thousands of citizens, fought and marched and petitioned Congress for years before winning  rights of representation for people when purchasing real estate. Never mind that sellers really want only qualified buyers coming to view their homes at all hours. 

Let's just move along and pretend that Consumer Rights Advocacy never happened for real estate transactions. Let's just pretend that this seems convenient and will make everyone happy. Heck, we know the banks will love it, right? Zillow and Trulia will make loads of money. What could possibly go wrong?

Remember when we let the greedy buggers maneuver control of our health care away from doctors and give it to the insurance corporations? Heck, that turned out just hunky-dory, didn't it? 


Originally published on Wordpress site KansasCityRealEstateWithMaria 9.2.2014 

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Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning Maria: I saw an email yesterday with this title and did not have a chance to open it --- wondering if that email will give me a heartburn or stomach upset.

Can we just get a mallet and pound the giants for their greediness? I hope that consumers will be reminded that they need advocates like us.

Sep 02, 2014 10:58 PM #1
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Maria, thanks for the mention! The days when people had a family doctor the whole family went to are long gone. Today it seems all doctors care about when you go see one for a problem is if your vaccinations are up to date. The government took the power out of the hands of doctors and gave it to the insurance companies. Why is the government running so much of everyones' lives? 

People have a short memory. It's difficult to say if home buying will be that easy, but then there is the RedFin model. If consumers like it and want it, there will be more models like it so it's not inconceivable Zulia will use it too. For now, agents are needed; in my opinion, we'll always be needed. Some will continue to work in the traditional broker model, others will jump over to RF. The one thing I like the most about being an independent contractor is that I am not an employee. I like your idea of the different buttons! Have a great day, 

Sep 03, 2014 01:06 AM #2
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

No media site is ever going to replace a real estate agent.

Sep 03, 2014 07:21 AM #3
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Buying and selling a home is often more about emotions than practicality. Pushing buttons wouldn't work - too many high emotions - and high stakes involved. 

Sep 04, 2014 01:19 AM #4
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Maria, it is so important for consumers to recognize that we are their advocates.

Pamela, I don't see most people feeling comfortable buying homes without representation. 

Chris, you're right, the human touch is priceless. 

Debb, yes, emotions run high when purchasing a home. Buttons on websites are not enough. 


Sep 04, 2014 01:26 AM #5
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Yes it would be difficult to take emotions out of the real estate equation, but don't forget about negotiations, compromises, conflict resolution, and following up with all parties to ensure the transaction closes. This could never be done with a button.

Sep 13, 2014 04:23 PM #6
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