Hope for an Antiquated System

for sale signsWith a wealth of information at our very fingertips, a surprising question can emerge:  Are you prepared to buy a home?

Andrew Baird’s article in Policymic presents an interesting reality. He suggests that while society has moved to an online age, in many ways the real estate system has not.  For the generation used to going to the internet for everything from shopping to insurance, buying a house the “old fashioned way” could prove to be difficult.  He points out that

despite limited attempts to move the real estate industry into a digital age in the form of property search engines, it is still largely a pen and paper, face-to-face process. And that’s where the problems arise. Not that there is anything inherently bad about this retro situation . . . but it presents the modern online consumer with a daunting task that is unique in an environment of otherwise brief online transactional expectations.

What becomes clear is that the more prevalent information becomes, the more relevant expertise is.

While some believe that holding information is power, we believe that the open-ended availability of information to buyers and sellers creates a solid platform for us to do our best work.

Just because the system is antiquated does not mean your agent has to be.