The Benefits of Using A Real Estate Agent

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The Benefits of Using A Real Estate Agent

You may be in the process of Buying or Selling a Home and wondering "What Are The Benefits Of Using A Realtor ®?"

Well, You Must Read This.....

If you were to look up the definition of a Realtor® you may find a definition lacking greatly in all the ways that we define the Many Hats That We Wear. The decision to become a Realtor®, like any other profession, is a very individual one indeed. Sure there are those who go into the Profession because they have heard that money can be made. And there are those who go into it because of the flexibility of work hours.

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SO - "What Are The Benefits Of Using A Realtor ®"? Actually, the thought came to my mind today after reading a Blog written by a fellow Active Rain Member. I'm sure our good friend, Rich Jacobson, in the State of Washington, won't mind if we mention him for the sake of this Blog. You see, Rich had written a very touching story in one of his Blogs that exemplified the very essence of What The Benefits Of Using A Realtor® are. The story was a touching one that showed the very human aspect of the ways in which a Realtor® connects to his/her clients. When selecting a Realtor®,you'll want to consider the following list of the more obvious benefits.

  • Works diligently to represent client to market a property in an effort to sell for the best price possible.
  • Assist a Buyer in the purchase of a Property while guiding them through the process.
  • Stay abreast of modern Technologies affecting the marketing or communications process with customers.
  • Be proficient in Photography necessary for the marketing of properties.
  • Sustain a grasp on the analysis of the Real Estate market to aide in the pricing of Homes for Sale.
  • Must be familiar with neighborhood information in the areas of specialization.
  • Must be knowledgeable in Contracts and how the paperwork involved directly affects clients and customers.
  • Should have keen follow up skills to guide customers in the process.
  • Top Notch Negotiation Skills are a Must.
  • Staging Skills or the ability to advise Sellers when staging is necessary in order to best market a home.

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    The Resume of a Real Estate Agent can go on and on and we have only scratched the surface here. These are just some of the Benefits Of Using A Realtor ®. As you can see we wear many hats!

But Buying and Selling Homes is a "Business of People". We can't help but be connected with the lives of those we spend numerous hours with in search of "HOMES".

We're involved daily with people's life dreams of Homeownership. There are times when that involves happy events like Marriages. But then there are life events such as Divorces that may cause the Sale of a Home. Or tragically, the death of a Loved One can cause the sale of a home. We've sat with clients that were so upset over a loss that they could hardly hold back the tears. We've cried along with more than one client who was either distraught over a life altering event or elated with tears of joy over some happy event.

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There are often Children to consider in the search of a Family Home. Schools and Daycare Centers must be explored. Typically young couples bring the children along when searching for a home. We've gotten to know many couples who later sent us the baby pictures of a new Family member after they settled into their new Homes!

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We've had more than one Listing with a Seller who needed us to mind the Family Pet in order for the home to be shown.

 So in closing, consider this, The Benefits of Using A Realtor® are many. We assist the public in so many of the details that might otherwise be stressful and lonely. The Benefits of Using A Realtor® go beyond the mundane tasks of the business. We're here to share the most precious times of the lives of those we serve. It's with gratitude that we say it's these moments that make it all worthwhile for us.  Bringing Families Home and so much more!

The Benefits of Using A Real Estate Agent

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Comments (58)

Jamey "Milly" Milheiser
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. - Appleton, WI

Very nice article!  Thank you for sharing and enjoy your week!

Mar 12, 2012 01:01 AM
Ben Yost - 303-587-4297
First Time Home Buyer, Mortgage Rates, Pre-Approval - Denver, CO
FHA, VA, Conventional - Mortgage Loans in De

It's all-ready been said, but it is true. Use a Full time Realtor!

Mar 12, 2012 01:09 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Deep and restful Real Estate sleep will come over anyone using an agent..I recommend it heartily

Mar 12, 2012 01:54 AM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Robert and Lisa:

I read Rich's blog.  It was very touching.  Stories like his show that we don't just collect large checks, we care about our clients.  We do a lot more than most people think.

Mar 12, 2012 02:08 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Robert and Lisa, I love the billboard!  I think you should autograph it!  :-)

Mar 12, 2012 02:14 AM
Wayne Jackson
Lakeshore Realty 208-714-4109 - Hayden, ID
North Idaho Realtor, Serving Coeur dnullAlene and Hayden Lake

Thanks Bob & Lisa, I wish everyone knew what we do. Surveys have shown most people have us down near used care salesmen. That still put us miles ahead of politicians.

Mar 12, 2012 03:13 AM
Ric Mills
Keller Williams Southern Az - Tucson, AZ
Integrity, Honesty, and Vast Real Estate Knowledge

Ron #1 hit it on the head. It is important to use a full time licensed agent to get the benefits.

Mar 12, 2012 03:13 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

great story, cute hat pics

Mar 12, 2012 03:21 AM
Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Wow! Thank you everyone. Woke up this morning to find this was featured. We were wondering why our phones were buzzing all night long..... Thank you Active Rain and thank you everyone who has commented and re-blogged this post. We are humbled by the attention. We have read each and every comment and appreciate your responses... We are sorry to not be able to respond back individually at this time though... But we do appreciate it. Wishing each and everyone of you a wonderful week and prosperous spring selling/buying season. We are very positive about the market!  

Mar 12, 2012 03:22 AM
Jack Snyder
Loan Officer in Orange County for FlexPoint Mortgage - San Clemente, CA
Loan Officer, San Clemente, Orange County, CA.

I agree, the job as Realtor is highly underated with consumers being clueless to all the experience and knowledge a Realtor brings.

Mar 12, 2012 03:46 AM
Dawnita Griffith
Meadow Lake Real Estate, LLC - Pinedale, WY
It does matter who you hire.

Good to see it written for "our" benefit also.  We need to remember our own value at times.

Mar 12, 2012 05:09 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Great post. I particularly love your first photo. I wish I could think of more strategies for teaching the public that we are not all bad. Thanks for the great list and examples.

Mar 12, 2012 06:31 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I like your post but wonder what it means to belong to an organization that says " There are some Good Ones." well what about the rest?

Mar 12, 2012 08:30 AM
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Robert and Lisa, having recently spoke to several buyers & sellers who had bad experiences, it is a difficult sell to say we are different!

Mar 12, 2012 09:10 AM
Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

There are so much people don't realize we do to protect their interests!  It would be difficult to name them all in one blog!

Mar 12, 2012 11:17 AM
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

You make some terrific points, just like in any profession, there are good and bad representations. It's good to interview a few agents so that you know what you're getting.

Mar 12, 2012 11:18 PM
Sandy McAlpine
Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC

Love this post and all the pictures. Realtors sometimes get a bad rap for some of the others out there. 

Mar 13, 2012 07:33 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

This is a great post, with wonderful photos and I love the sign, "The Are Good Ones!"  Well Done!

Mar 13, 2012 04:58 PM
PRG Real Estate - San Jose, CA
VA Home Loan Specialist - SF Bay Area

Playing devil's advocate here, I would like to mention that not all "Realtor's" are good "Realtor's"..just saying. 

Mar 13, 2012 06:22 PM
Allan VanInwegen

Ditto Jairo!  And great (NOT), a HUGE billboard reminding the public that there are plenty of bad ones out there as well!  (Just to re-enforce the negative stereotype further.) Can't think of a better way to drive home THAT fact NAR!  Way to go!  Someone or "someones" at the NAR marketing department needs a slap upside the head.  And for the person who commented "I love the photo" ? I wish you could come up with some better ideas too.  Because that billboard is subconsciously doing just the opposite, of what we all seem to agree on here.  That being that Realtors need an abundance of skills packed under the numerous hats we wear, and the workload and stress is waaaaay harder than the public gives us credit for.  As a group with one of the largest memberships and lobbying forces in the country, we haven't figured out yet how eliminate the stereotype prejudices of the general public and promote the value we provide in a more effective way?  Not in the last 50 years?  Guess I'm feeling a little bit cranky tonight and that billboard photo lit the fuse.


Mar 14, 2012 02:00 PM