In today’s day and age one can barely walk ten steps without tripping over a real estate agent and or a REALTOR. I know your brother’s wife’s sister is a REALTOR but she might not necessarily be the right choice to market your home. When you venture into the realm of the part-time REALTOR you really might not get what you are looking for. Real estate is not a career that is conducive to time away. A part-time agent has family obligations and quite possibly another job to take into consideration on top of your home transaction.
Part-timers will have to keep up on educational hours to keep their license current but there is other stuff that they could be missing out on due to lack of time. With the majority of people finding homes on the Internet does your part-time agent have the skills to market there? Do they have a website? Does your part-time agent go to the local real estate board meetings and know what is going on in the city/state you are selling or buying in? As a part-timer do they even have time to go through their email everyday to keep up with new listings or to return your phone calls and answer questions. I know there are part-timers that make very good use of their time and do a good job. There are also full-timers who won’t return a phone call to save their life.
I guess the biggest thing I want to point out is full-time agents are into this to sell your house because this is how we support our families. If we don’t sell that house we have no cash! This is very motivating! So think about it and do your homework and find out more about your brother’s sister’s wife. Before you give her this big assignment determine if she has time to do it to your liking and if not just remember you can have a full-time agent for generally the same cost as a part-time one!a