Do You Really Know?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

This is the Internet era. When we sit at the computer, who is the smartest, the fastest, simply the best?

We are....

We can get information by a single click, we can find anything and it means we know everything.

Is the ultimate knowledge a click away?

People walk into our office and ask a question, and rush away with the answer avoiding a conversation. 

«I only need the price» or «I only need to know what the Association fee is» or for condo-hotels "what is the split between the rental company and the owner", or something else. Always bits and pieces as if they have the puzzle with only these pieces missing.

Do they?

They assume that if they have the information, they know what we know. And they are dead wrong. If the maintenance fee in this resort is $300 and in another is $500, does it mean that you get more in the first one?

Even if the first one splits 50/50, and in the other you get only 45%? No. Because the other may have 70% occupancy and their daily rate is $99 a night, and the first one has 23% occupancy and are happy to discount the rate to $29 a night.

There are many clichés in life and the reason they are there is that in the majority of situations they are true, but not in all of them, so being closer to the ocean in a particular building does not necessarily mean a better view.

By the same logic the farther you are in the open ocean, the better the view is. Wrong. The best view is when you see the shore, the mountains, the islands, the land. That's where it is beautiful. Open Ocean with no sight of land is not beautiful. It is boring...

When they shut us up beyond the answer to their  particular question, they can hurt themselves and not even know it. It is the same like going to the attorney and then tell him to answer yes or no to the question «can they put me in jail for breaching this paragraph?» and then walk away feeling relieved that the answer was «no», but not allowing the attorney to warn you that they can put you in jail based on another paragraph...

THERE IS SO MUCH THAT THEY CAN LEARN FROM US,
BUT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THEY CAN

Computers are great invention, but they do not replace professionals in their respective fields.

Guess our field is not that respective respected after all...

 

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Open ocean is a boring view.  Some do not think things thru.

Feb 26, 2012 01:54 PM #1
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Tim - this is why I do not like cruises. Went once, and this was it for me. Sitting in the middle of the ocean was no fun or beauty, and free food was too good, so it was a disaster

Feb 26, 2012 02:30 PM #2
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Human relationship and human approach will never be replaced by computer. We all moved into our computer and smart phones. 

it is so true, it is easy and fast to get all info from net. If someone wants to look at number, statistic and have enough experience to do the rest, good for them, but for majority~~ professional advice is very important. 

 

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Inna - it is not really reasonable to expect people from other fields to be really knowledgeable to do it on their own. For the buyers, even sophisticated, it is a good idea to have an agent on his side, expecially when the Buyer is not paying for that

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