Posted by JPiper on January 25, 2001 at 19:50:06:
One thing I learned a long time ago is that in this business you want to have connections…a network…people you can get information and perhaps help from. I doubt you’re going to get that from lendingtree.com.
For example, I have an attorney that I do business with. I incorporated my last corporation through him. In doing so I may have spent a little bit more (not much though) than I would have had I used an online source. But on the other hand, it creates business with a local guy. This guy has fed me various deals, which together have put quite a few dollars in my pocket. I put some of those back in his pocket when I need some legal services.
Remember this…it’s a people business. My trash guy turned me onto a great deal on a duplex. My barber has sent me several deals. Title companies, lenders…everyone can be your eyes, ears, and source of information.
You have to love the internet…I know I do. But don’t ever forget that the real estate business is about people. Let me know when lendingtree.com emails you with a hot lead on a new property.