6 Personality Traits of Successful Real Estate Agents!

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Have you ever wondered if you have the “IT” factor for Real Estate?  It seems that some people are natural Real Estate agents and for others, well, it just seems to take more work.  In working as Real Estate Virtual Assistants, we have the opportunity to work with all different kinds of personalities; which can make our job much more exciting!  If we were working with the same personality type day in and day out, our job would be more predictable and probably less of a “stay on your toes” experience. 

No matter what your personality- whether introverted, extroverted, high maintenance, low maintenance or no maintenance; it seems there are a few key factors for finding success in the Real Estate industry.  A large scale study, recently put out by the Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute, pointed out six personality traits that successful small business owners are known to have.  We happen to think that these line up with what we see as trends in successful Real Estate agents as well!

Take a look at the following six personality traits and see if you have what it takes to find success as a Real Estate agent! 

1. Collaborative- Micromanaging every detail in your Real Estate business will not only be time intensive for you, it will also smother anyone that you work with, whether in your brokerage office or the people that work for you.  It may seem counter productive at first; but you’ll find that delegating work, forming relationships with co-workers and even other Real Estate agents in the area will provide for new opportunities that will keep everyone motivated.

2. Curious- A great Real Estate agent will constantly be finding ways to improve their business and marketing endeavors.  They will not settle for what has always worked, but will be curious about what’s out there that’s new and innovative in order to keep moving forward.

3. Future Focused- Being able to look at the big picture and what’s coming down the road is a key trait.  This will pay off in financial planning as well as creating long term business plans. 

4. Self-Fulfilled- Feeling in control and free to make their own decisions is another key aspect of great Real Estate agents. They are not concerned with following the crowd and are not overly influenced by what others think.  They find fulfillment in their own work and their ability to be their own person.

5. Tech-Savvy- Keeping up with the latest technology is something that a top Real Estate agent will value highly.  They understand that online marketing and social media interaction is where the Real Estate world is heading and are up for keeping up with cutting edge technology!  Now, we understand that being tech-savvy is not something that every agent can claim; which is where a Real Estate Virtual Assistant can step in!  Feel free to refer to #1, and delegate the online marketing and social media to someone  who can handle the technological side of your business.

6. Action Oriented- This is one of the top personality traits of a successful Real Estate agent!  Being motivated to work hard, overcome adversity and take action will lead to a successful Real Estate business!  Our clients come to us ready to take action, and we’ see the positive results on a daily basis.  They don’t give excuses about the current economy and its effect on the Real Estate market, but have committed themselves to finding ways to work around it to continue to succeed.  And we’re happy to be a part of their success!

After reading through these six personality traits of successful Real Estate agents, we hope you’ve had a chance to evaluate where you’re at and, maybe some areas in which to improve!

We’d love to help you in any way we can and for you to join our clients who have found success in their Real Estate business!

Allie Coyle
Marketing & Copywriting Coordinator


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Crystal Pina
774.289.5521 - Worcester, MA
Remax Professional Associates

We sometimes make this business harder than it has to be. Delegating is so freeing.

Jan 13, 2011 07:11 AM #1
Navona Hart
Real Living Cornerstone - Farmville, VA
Real Estate Agent, Farmville Virginia Homes & Land

I like action oriented!  Get to work, take no excuses!  My philosophy.  Good post with good points.

Jan 13, 2011 07:14 AM #2
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

Good list...I would add responsive to the list but otherwise you've hit them well.

Cindy in Indy

Jan 13, 2011 09:37 AM #3
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Thanks for giving us your assessment comparison.

Jan 16, 2011 05:42 AM #4
RealSupport, Inc.
RealSupport Inc. - Palatine, IL
- Virtual Real Estate Marketing

Hi Crystal- We totally agree!  Delegating is a great tool for agents since your schedules are so hectic!  Thanks for your comment!

We like your enthusiasm Navona!  It seems like you have the action one down already! 

Hi Cindy, Good call!  Being responsive is key to your success as agents!

Thanks for stopping by Adrian!

Jan 19, 2011 03:35 AM #5
Steven Levengood
Remax Cornerstone - Lebanon, PA

Great insight and thanks for the post

Jan 21, 2011 12:50 PM #6
RealSupport, Inc.
RealSupport Inc. - Palatine, IL
- Virtual Real Estate Marketing

Thanks for stopping by Steven and for taking the time to comment!

Jan 26, 2011 04:33 AM #7
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi team,

I love your post. Like everyone, I immediately measure myself by the 6 qualities and happily conclude I am all of those.

I have a technical question for you, though.

How did that one lucky guy manage to get on your team, surrounded by all you beautiful women?



Jun 09, 2011 04:00 AM #8
RealSupport, Inc.
RealSupport Inc. - Palatine, IL
- Virtual Real Estate Marketing

Hi Phil- Hahaha!  Ron is just that lucky (although he may not always feel that way being in an office full of women)!  :)  Thanks for taking the time to read our post!  We're sure you do have all of those great qualities or are at least well on your way!  Thanks again and have a great day!

Jun 15, 2011 09:31 AM #9
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