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Mac McCarthy

Why use a Realtor when I can get all the information I need off the internet?

The internet has swaths of information on everything and anything. fact, I bet I could find plans, lessons, and instructions on how to build a home myself. The fact of the matter is unless I had some background or personal guidance, I wouldn’t know how to interpret the information given to me on building a home. 

That being said, Realtors are experts in their field and they are the ones who provide the knowledge buyers need and rely on. Knowing what inspectors, appraisers contractors that are trustworthy is a very important factor in your home purchase.

It’s one thing to look at comparable sales in the computer to try and determine value, but it’s another to have your agent see these homes first hand to know if they had functional floor plans or not.

The internet is a wonderful tool, but real estate agents with a vast amount of knowledge still hold a higher value. Buyers also put their trust in agents to protect them with the legal jargon in the contract as well.

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13 Responses to “Why use a Realtor when I can get all the information I need off the internet?”

  1. Jeff @ Myrtle Beach Real Estate on June 17th, 2009 6:35 am

    Nice post. I cannot tell you how many people I come across who think they are saving money by not using an agent. Especially on new homes and lots that offer “developer pricing”. For example there is a community here where buyers paid from mid $100s to upper $200s for lots and now lots are selling for $35K. When I get a call to sell one of these lots I always ask if they used a buyer’s agent and none of them did.

  2. Mac on June 17th, 2009 8:13 am

    Its amazing how many people believe that by not using an agent they are saving money. In the end it always in your best interest to use a Realtor. Thanks for the input Jeff.

  3. David Tapper on June 23rd, 2009 10:37 pm

    Hey Jeff, great reply. Thanks for sharing. TAP

  4. Bailey@Affordable Realtor SEO on November 1st, 2009 11:16 pm

    Good post and great blog!

    More people should fight back against the Realtor take over strategy… It’s already harder and harder for agents and brokers to get in Google results because they just hog it…

    Also thank you so much for the follow it’s great to find “luving” bloggers who regularly produce interesting and readbale stuff and show they care about their topic or market and are interested in sharing G Juice!

    Where you aware that the more comments you get the better your blog will rank with the big G?

    Yup that means the more comments you can get on a blog post the more traffic it will attract as it begins to rise up the rankings…

    The better this blog ranks then the more valuable it’s info becomes to us all which is what we need 😉

    Anyway well done and keep up the great (hard) work of maintaining your blog. :)
    .-= Bailey@Affordable Realtor SEO´s last blog ..No Follow Tags Becoming All The Norm But Is It Really A Problem For Internet Marketing? =-.

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