There are a lot of things in this world that can be automated, that you can just have an algorithm or robot do for you. When it comes to selling your house, there are just a few reasons why that's not a good idea.
Can it be done? Sure. But it shouldn't be because real estate is your most valuable asset. If you want to make the most money, number one, you need to get it in front of the most people. Simply putting it on the MLS and pressing a button is going to spit it out to a ton of people. But is it going in front of the right people, the people who are going to want your house?
Secondly, if you're getting it in front of a lot of people, don't you want to make sure it's priced, right? An algorithm cannot decide what your home is worth. Only a buyer can decide what your home is worth. To get as many buyers to show up as possible, you need to be priced correctly for your niche market.
Lastly, when it comes to selling your home, let's say, you get it under contract. Well, now who's going to guide you through that process. Having proper representation will mean you will have someone that can guide you through that process, negotiate on your behalf, and ensure you're not getting taken advantage of by a buyer or seller.
That's why real estate agency was even invented in the first place, to protect the consumer.
I know there are those who believe realtors are a dying breed, like dinosaurs. They're going to become extinct with technology.
I would disagree; with the birth of technology and taking what we've learned in the past about real estate and combining them together, that is one beautiful recipe for an amazing experience.
You really need to interview people; find out who you jive with, check their credentials, and make sure they're qualified to help you. Then you will get the most out of your investment.
Be smart, be wise and hire someone who's qualified to get the job done. Have the robots help you with something else, but not selling or buying your house.
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