Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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I think they're just trying to create drama and controversary.  The real estate transaction is too complicated and too major.  Same thing w/ CPA's and taxes.  too much to learn and too many mistakes that can be made if you try to do on your own.

Nov 22, 2014 09:48 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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Praful, it's possible.  But, I believe it will be highly unlikely.  (Though, I know I won't be working in 2025  )

Nov 22, 2014 09:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gabe Sanders I wish I am not working in 2025 - and that will be a great feeling!

Nov 23, 2014 12:58 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Sarah & Les Oswald - it's a good idea to compare our business with other business models - however, each and every business is different. Travel industry rarely needed one-on-one or face-to-face interaction. The financial commitment has been much less than that for real estate transaction and frequency is lot more in travel - so as I mentioned in my previous comment - Travel is Book it and Forget it! Not the same for Real Estate.

Nov 23, 2014 01:02 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Debbie Gartner I hope what you say is true.

Yes, this is not the same as travel industry where you book it and forget it! 

Nov 23, 2014 01:00 AM
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Change is definitely on its way as we know it today. Not sure how much change, but it is definitely coming. Remember...travel agents? They are obsolete due to the internet. There is always going to be a need for agents to show the properties, negotiation will most likely be online, market analysis will also be more a due diligence on the part of the seller and buyers. This is just my take of what will happen to our industry. 

Nov 23, 2014 12:35 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Maybe, true.

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Ajay Pandya
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I do believe it.

Sep 14, 2017 11:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Roy Kelley love your answer for sure! Yes, many real estate agents are just hanging in there...lol!

Nov 23, 2014 01:31 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Hannah Williams - even I believe that we are in relationship business and one needs to show the home - irrespective of the technology they use. Let's hope 10 years down the road, technology is still not that great to show a listed home on someone's smart phone in 3D!

Nov 23, 2014 01:30 PM
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Roy Kelley
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The country has a surplus of several hundred thousand Realtors. They would not be missed.

Nov 23, 2014 09:11 AM
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Hannah Williams
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Good question  No I do not .. People will always need housing .This goes back to the time of the caveman . People also need someone to show them the home and guide them through the home-buying process

Nov 23, 2014 07:18 AM
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We all need to adapt or get out.

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I'm. Not. Buing. It.

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I do think many businesses will be changing and real estate will be one of them.

Nov 17, 2016 12:21 PM
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Hannah Williams
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Praful Thakkar  I have to say something else you can not tell on line.  That is if the house has an odor . Wow what do you do . Here is an example .You buy a gorgeous house but the previous owner had cats and they sprayed .The home has a horrible odor that you can not get rid of without professional help .All your furniture is outside on the  moving truck. 

You never physically inspected the home with an agent . You did it all on line with photos s ?

Nov 26, 2014 01:24 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman - true. There are so many things that needs us to be there in person - with the buyers. So, I am sure, 2025 will still have this profession alive.

Nov 25, 2014 10:45 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Hannah Williams - you are right - 3D view of home on a screen is......just that, on the screen! Can't feel and touch that for sure.

Nov 25, 2014 10:44 AM
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There are too many nuances when it comes to real estate transactions. It's not like you put a house on the market on one side of the assembly line and get a sold home out of the other side. What happens when the buyer's credit needs help? How about checking out if that driveway has an easement so you can get to the home. There's a level of satisfaction that still relies on eyes on the ground.

Nov 24, 2014 09:25 PM
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Hannah Williams
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Praful Thakkar  I still think we need the real thing . What you see on screen is not the same as what you see when you actually walk into a house .I tell my buyers it is a feeling you get when you walk into a house if it is the right house you know if it is home it is a feeling you get inside.  

Same for the seller how would we know what repairs they need to do .Selling and buying a home is more complicated  then it seems . It can not be done by computers and cameras.  We are dealing with people 

Nov 23, 2014 11:59 PM