A real estate agent is a person that is used being an expert to facilitate the selling of real estate. In my opinion, an agent should be available to new things, including innovative marketing ideas and cutting-edge changes that impact buyers and sellers. An agent should be somebody who listens to buyers, sellers and renters to figure out what the general public hates about agents and proactively make changes within their own business plan accordingly. A real estate agent should have business hours which are applicable to other professionals that are paid thousands of dollars per transaction.
A real estate agent should practice their skills by using them everyday. An agent should not be part-time in the business. This means they should not need a full-time job and sell real estate when they need some extra money. CREA Housing Market Report should be skilled at keeping their cool when something goes wrong. A real estate agent should be professional rather than hang up on a client or another agent, whatever was said or done.
A real estate agent should be responsible to learn, understand and match all marketing tools that could and probably should be used in selling or buying a home. The fact that an agent is “not comfortable with the web” when most homes are now sold via the viewing on the Internet by a buyer is no longer an excuse. A real estate agent should be diligent about understanding modes of communication and marketing via every type of media from which a buyer can search and ultimately purchase a home.
A real estate agent should not have to turn on their fax machine if they return from the store. They should be in business, full-time, and become set up to accomplish business anytime inside their business hours. A real estate agent shouldn’t leave town without backup and just leave a deal hanging therefore. No one cares that the real estate agent is on vacation other than the agent himself. An agent shouldn’t tell a seller that open houses don’t work, when in fact, open houses sell properties, everyday. A real estate agent should never be so in-the-box that they laugh at someone for discussing the usage of a St. Joseph’s statute. They shouldn’t scoff at the fact that apple pie scent may or might not sell a house because they don’t want to go to the trouble to describe what may or may not work to the seller.
A real estate agent shouldn’t cry whenever a seller tells them they no longer desire to sell their home or they are not going to utilize them to sell the home. An agent shouldn’t steal yard signs from lawns or directional signs from subdivisions because someone did not elect to list the house with them but a competitor. An agent should not bash other business models. They ought to simply point out things that they bring to the table and why they feel their business model works better.
A real estate agent shouldn’t open the home for a buyer and let them stay static in there alone, just because the buyer looks nice. A real estate agent should always consider the identification of a buyer because they recognize that they are responsible for the seller’s property. A real estate agent should always be grateful that someone is willing to pay them thousands of dollars for a job that has never been fully told the public as to how little knowledge a realtor needs and how little you’re trained when getting the license.
America is unfortunately the only place where all of these standards, or should I say having less standards, are applauded everyday as good and acceptable behavior. The general public needs to be reminded that an overwhelming amount of inexperienced, part-time realtors hold within their hands the fate of all people’s largest asset. When will we put our foot down and say enough is enough… real estate is a real profession that requires skill, knowledge and a continuing reach to perform strategies and results for clients.