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Technology in Real Estate

 With progress comes change and with change, progress; at least that is what we keep telling ourselves.  With our recent switch to the new FlexMLS we find our time occupied by overcoming obstacles that were, before now, simple tasks.  While we are excited about the potential of FlexMLS, there are some frustrations associated with learning the new system.  The time between cranially testing the acoustic properties of our walls and trying to search for properties, another thought comes to mind: how will technology continue to affect the real estate market (you may find the article here an interesting read)?  

 The availability of public information has, in many ways, made facilitating real estate transactions far easier.  Gone are the days when agents drove back and forth between buyers and sellers to get documents signed.  Quick emails now allow for information retrieval without a trip to town hall or the registry of deeds.  Digital contact management, property databases and transaction management tools reduce the amount of time we need to spend filing and updating information.  Ultimately these tools allow us to spend more time working with our clients and familiarizing ourselves with the local market here on Cape Cod.  These facts reaffirm our belief that, no matter what technology may exist, there is no substitute for a knowledgeable, professional real estate agent.

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     Ed and Agnes Chatelain are extraordinary. They were honest, clear, patient and extremely helpful. We purchased a house with them recently in Dennis Port. They were very helpful in listening to our preferences and helping us find the home that was right for us.Patience: Ed and Agnes gladly showed us the same house many, many times and never ever showed us any pressure. In the end, we decided to not buy that house or even in that year, but we immediately went back to Ed and Agnes when it was time to buy.Process: Ed and Agnes were extremely helpful with all details of the buying process. We were very comfortable with their advice, guidance and ideas.Repeat: If we decide to move on the Cape, we will almost certainly ask Ed and Agnes if they are willing to help us both sell our current home and find a new one. They are a pleasure to work with.Details: There was never a detail that Ed and Agnes didn’t cover. They were persistent in making sure everything was done, correctly, completely and in our own best interests.Fun: Ed and Agnes are both fun to be around. They make what some people find to be a stressful experience – buying a house – quite a pleasure.Recommendation: I searched for and met many Real Estate agents on Cape Cod. My search ended with Ed and Agnes. I would recommend them to anyone.Comfort and Trust: Ed and Agnes are wonderful and kind people. I trust them both completely.Smarts: Ed and Agnes know Real Estate. Ed and Agnes know Cape Cod. They are experts in the field. I recommend them to anyone. 

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