Why Things Like Apps Will Never Replace Things Like People

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Education & Training with EmP

There's never enough time in the day.

You've felt it, you've heard people say it. As if some great and terrible algorithm out there somehow controls the actual minutes remaining and, through sheerly diabolical means, shaves those minutes off piecemeal until your day is over and yet nothing has been accomplished.

Obviously science tells a different story. They claim there's this "phenomenon" called rotation, and that the Earth (the spherical one, of course), does this so-called "rotation" thing over the period of 24 hours each day.

The science sounds a little light, folks. Just because the sun seems to agree with it doesn't mean it's true. Questions everything!

It's for this reason that jobs and even entire lines of business exist to take the burden of time out of the equation for us.

Farmers learn to produce vegetables (no pun intended). Veterinarians learn to spay cats so we don't have to DIY it from YouTube.

Even things like real estate and investment come easier with a whole person prepared to do it all on our behalf.

Granted, things like Homie have sprouted up, seeking to push us back into the pilot's chair with things that are so far above our heads that we might as well be piloting a submarine. Or a big drill intent on breaking into the deeply buried civilization of lizard people hundreds of miles below the Earth's crust.

Which is actually just 21 miles deep.

Huh.

Regardless, if I'm looking for a nice hysterectomy for my kitty cat or trying to land a sweet flat in one of those pet-friendly active adult communities in Delray Beach (also called senior communities or 55+ communities), I'm going to lean toward hiring an expert.

The former is pretty obvious. You have to know how to cut a cat and not permanently damage what ought not to be damaged permanently.

For the latter, well, who knows. Chances are, it's still better to let someone facilitate the transaction process who actually understands the transaction process.

Can an app do that? How much staff has to live behind that app? Is it almost not even worth it, if you don't have the adequate support to ensure your interests are served when reviewing and appraising the property or someone who can vouch for all the legalese that plagues those several hundred pages of contracts you have to sign in half an hour or less.

Ultimately, we're still putting ourselves in the hands of the seller and their advocate--who will push to ensure that you pay a maximum if at all possible.

If you show up for the party alone and everyone else has a partner, you're going to have a very rough night.

The moral of the story? Well, I guess "hire a realtor if you want to buy a house" might be a little stiff and stodgy. But really, HIRE A REALTOR if you WANT TO BUY A HOUSE.

And, yeah. Hire a Veterinarian if you need a veterinarian. Because no one wants to use an app for that.

Comments (3)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Real Estate has always been a people business. We need to Brand or ID to as many consumers as possible 

May 03, 2020 03:53 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

It might be self serving, but I am going to say it anyway, hire a Professional for whatever you are trying to do. You Tube is not always an answer!

If you show up for the party alone and everyone else has a partner, you're going to have a very rough night.

"Hire a realtor if you want to buy a house" might be a little stiff and stodgy. But really, HIRE A REALTOR if you WANT TO BUY A HOUSE.

May 03, 2020 04:40 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Matt Morris apps function according to program or design. Each person function different.

May 03, 2020 09:39 AM