A real estate agent is really a person that is used as 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 someone who listens to buyers, sellers and renters to determine what the public hates about agents and proactively make changes in their own business plan accordingly. A real estate agent should have business hours which are applicable to other professionals which are paid thousands of dollars per transaction.
A real estate agent should practice their skills by using them everyday. A real estate agent should not be part-time available. This means they should not need a full-time job and moving home sell real estate when they need some extra cash. A real estate agent ought to be skilled at keeping their cool when something goes wrong. An agent should be professional rather than hang up on litigant or another agent, regardless of what was said or done.
A real estate agent should be responsible to understand, understand and match all marketing tools which could and probably should be used in selling or investing in a home. The fact that a real estate agent is “uncomfortable with the web” when most homes are actually sold via the viewing on the web by a buyer is no longer an excuse. An agent ought to be diligent about understanding modes of communication and marketing via all sorts of media that a buyer can search and ultimately purchase a home.
A real estate agent shouldn’t have to start their fax machine if they return from the store. They must be in business, full-time, and become set up to accomplish business anytime inside their business hours. An agent should not leave town without backup and just leave a deal hanging therefore. No one cares that the real estate agent is on holiday apart from the agent himself. A real estate agent shouldn’t tell a seller that open houses don’t work, when actually, open houses sell properties, everyday. A real estate agent shouldn’t 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 directly to the trouble to describe what may or might not work to the seller.
A real estate agent should not cry when a seller tells them that they no longer desire to sell their home or they are not going to utilize them to sell the home. A real estate agent should not steal yard signs from lawns or directional signs from subdivisions just because someone did not elect to list the house using them but a competitor. An agent should not bash other business models. They should simply point out things that they bring to the table and just why they feel their business model works better.
A real estate agent should not open the home for a buyer and let them stay static in there alone, just because the buyer looks nice. An agent should always consider the identification of a buyer since they recognize that they are in charge of the seller’s property. An agent should be grateful that someone is willing to pay them thousands of dollars for a job that has never been fully explained to the public concerning how little knowledge a realtor needs and how little you’re trained when getting your license.
America is unfortunately the only real place where most of these standards, or should I say having less standards, are applauded everyday as good and acceptable behavior. The public needs to be reminded that an overwhelming amount of inexperienced, part-time real estate agents hold in their hands the fate of all people’s largest asset. When will we put our foot down and say enough will do… real estate is a real profession that requires skill, knowledge and a constant reach to execute strategies and results for clients.