Yes the real estate industry is changing even as the barrier of entry into the business is flooded with new realtors. In fact, if you get involved with a real estate transaction today, there is more than a 30% chance you will be dealing with a newly licensed realtor at some point and odds are 87% of them won’t be around in 5 years.
The door to disruption has opened and that’s not a bad thing. Technology has brought this industry a long way in recent years and I’m sure will continue to do so. However, the venture capital that is fueling these changes is investing in buying homes directly from sellers cutting out agents and charging upwards of 16% fees for the convenience. These IBuyer programs as they are called are really just an updated version of We Buy Ugly Houses. Purchasing homes under market value isn’t anything new but the technology piece of a click mouse sale is.
Others like Zillow sell your information to the highest bidder and have yet to turn a profit because selling leads is nothing new but dynamic home search interfaces are.
Group O’Dell has always heavily invested in our people, training, and yes technology. We’ve hired and trained the best people that serve you as well as our counterparts in the local market. Then we’ve invested in our own education traveling the country to continue to sharpen our skills and elevate service.
We’ve also driven the technology piece changing standards in our own market to ultimately best serve everyone involved in the home sales process. That investment in technology will always continue.
But the real value in working with our team comes from our associates. We have a heart to serve you first and that means putting your needs in front of any desire we have to make a sale. It’s giving our best advice as if you were a family member and putting it all on the line if something goes wrong. Yes, that’s advice that can’t be googled and old school concierge service. You can tap into it anytime.
Call 1-913-599-6363 today for the OG real estate pro or please connect us to your friends who don’t have time or cash to waste when buying or selling a home.