The real estate market is turning and we are seeing an uptick in folks taking the pre-license exam. Is a real estate career a good choice for you? We recommend you do some careful study before rushing in to take the required courses and exams. First, interview a number of agents in different offices. Are …
How skilled are you as a real estate agent? Do you take all your Continuing Education classes online? Do you go to live classes? What is your goal in taking the classes? Is it just to get the 30 hour requirement out of your hair? Or is it to learn something? Would you go to …
The selling agent was texting the listing agent and demanding the seller sign the paperwork of the already accepted transaction???? What accepted transaction?? According to the selling agent all those texts that were sent to the listing agent created a binding contract!! Wow!
How can an agent possibly expect to succeed in this business if they don’t know how to do a Comparable Market Analysis? And what does this story say about the training this agent is NOT getting?
Agents need to take the time to educate their clients to verify any and all requests for funds with a phone call to the appropriate party and they need to repeat the instruction several times during the course of the transaction. In this case, the elderly buyers called their son and the whole affair unraveled.
A Managing Broker license sets an agent apart as someone who took the time to learn more about their industry. If getting designations such as ABR, SRES, CRS, etc., is part of your long term goals, consider adding a Managing Brokers license to that list.
While it was a bit inconvenient for the listing agent to go check on a vacant listing every week he felt it was part of his job to make sure the property was not vandalized. He viewed his actions as ‘due diligence’ and part of the service he offered sellers.
THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER – It’s the new year so I have been cleaning out files and stumbled across something I had saved back in the early 90’s. It is still relevant today. Enjoy!
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