To work with buyers or sellers? That is the question I ask....

Real Estate Agent with Homestar Real Estate

Well just wanted to put this question out to other agents... It seems to be a big deal to some and to others not much..I admit when my broker first posed the question to me years ago, that he wanted to know if I was a buyers agent or a listing agent?  I was insulted, I thought do I have to label myself as one or the other!  What the heck was he talking about? I enjoy working with PEOPLE! Whether they are selling or buying..What does that matter?  To date I still work equally with buyers and sellers and enjoy it....yeah I am considering hiring a buyers agent, lol, but that is coming in the form of my husband.  I admit he has learned alot, i guess from osmosis or something over the years.  He knows my style of approaching and talking with people.  Sitting down and discovering the needs of our customers still amazes me!  I mean how many times do you sit down with someone thinking about listing their home, only to find they want to buy something too???  So I ask, Are you gonna say "Oh, let me GIVE that to another agent"  or do you try and help them with that, if you can?  I know I do!

As a seasoned agent, are others out in Active Rainland limiting themselves or doing all they can for the customer??  I am curious to know??

Posted by

Anna Marie Dalbey, CRS, SFR, CHS

Certified Residential Specialist

Homestar Real Estate

601 E. Florida Ave.,Hemet, CA 92543

951-712-6074   EMail-


Comments (6)

Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Hi AnnaMarie-I do both as well; however, I am leaning toward doing the listing side of the house.  On another note, being a great listing agent requires that you know what buyers are looking for in the market.  To do that, you must occasionally take on buyers :)!  Hmmmm, it's a quandry.  

Feb 26, 2011 02:11 AM
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

I use to do both! I have become more of a Buyer's Agent these days but listing homes certainly helps in the process of turning up more buyers.

Feb 26, 2011 02:15 AM
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

Anna Marie...I do both as many of my sellers are previous clients and I feel I need to take the I do!    I don't know that I am a true 50/50 agent....some years it has been a bit lopsided...LOL

Feb 26, 2011 02:15 AM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356


Sellers will lead you to buyers as well as renters which lead back to buyers lol

Can't we all just get along

Enjoy the day

Feb 26, 2011 02:16 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I find that as I structure and gear my business plan towards seeking out seller, I then stumble across buyers. So while I will work with both, it is my business plan that is focused on abtaining sellers. This makes my model far more predictable.

Feb 26, 2011 02:29 AM
Daniel J. Hansmeier
Rochester, MN

 Iam a listing agent but happy to sell my listings or anyone elses for that matter.

Feb 26, 2011 02:30 AM