Who's on your Real Estate Team?

Real Estate Agent with Frankly Real Estate Inc.

Who’s on your Real Estate Team?

Who's on your Real Estate Team?
My personal opinion is that real estate “teams”, meaning a group of 2 or more agents operating their real estate business as a “team”, is not something I am comfortable with, it is  not my style.

Your real estate team should function much like a softball team. You are the pitcher, on the mound surrounded by the other players, catcher (your Realtor®), first base (Lender), second base (Title company) and third base (inspectors: home, well, septic, radon, etc.). The other field positions are filled with licensed contractors who can correct any negotiated issues with the property. On the bleachers are your circle of friends and family whom you draw support, opinions and confide in for major decisions in your life. In my personal opinion, that’s a winning team.

Who’s on your Real Estate Team?


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
Local Expert
Diary of a Realtor
Addicted to Active Rain
real estate

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Kamal Salim
Oceanica Realty - Weston, FL
A Superior Level of Service !

My team is 14 Real Estate Professionals strong. I have 2 Listing Agents, 8 Buyers agents, and 4 "Hybrid" Agents that are both Listing and Buyer agents, a Closing Coordinator and my assistant. No softball involved,  just a lot of sales. Lenders, Title companies, Inspectors, etc... are there to support us, only after we make the sale. 

Apr 30, 2012 01:24 PM #1
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Diane, I think you might relate to this post...Being a Solo Broker With a Team. 

Apr 30, 2012 01:43 PM #2
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I want to be on your team Diane, what's it going to take to make your squad?

Apr 30, 2012 05:31 PM #3
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Diane, For us, it's the two of us operating together, each with different skill sets that complement.  We also have the other supporting team members, although the buyers often come with their own lender and sometimes a preference for home inspectors.  We're pretty selective as to who is on our recommended team roster. 

Apr 30, 2012 08:39 PM #4
Kathryn Maguire
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

And, like a good coach, it is the Realtor who helps to assemble the best team possible for our clients!

Apr 30, 2012 11:02 PM #5
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Kamal ~ Sounds like an awesome team.

Margaret ~ I can defiantly relate, thanks for sharing the post.

Tom ~ Thanks! I'd like to have you on my team.

Kathryn ~ Right!


May 01, 2012 02:08 AM #6
Ken Brandon
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC) - Jacksonville, NC
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC

And you must ensure the "right" people are on the team. If your softball team doesn't have skilled players...they probably won't win many games. Same holds true for a real estate team. This is why the recruiting process is critical to ensure you have the right people on the right seats on the bus.

May 01, 2012 02:16 AM #7
JodiAnn Garone
CENTURY 21 Cataneo & Associates - Holmdel, NJ
Bringing you Home!



Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us....I agree a great team makes all the difference. If your working with all the right people than everything usually falls right into place.

Have a great day!


May 02, 2012 10:42 PM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Diane,

 I too  like to work solo, but have a team of experts who play different roles to make it all come together.  Value added...:)

May 03, 2012 02:24 AM #9
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Ken ~ I agree and like the bus anology.

JodiAnn ~ That's what we strive for, everything falling into place.

Debb ~ That's how I like to work too.

May 06, 2012 11:36 AM #10
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
Corridor Mortgage Group 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

Diane,  I am proud to be on your team!  Thanks for the link.  I look forward to lots in the WIN column as we move forward in 2012~~!

Warm Regards,  Maryland Mortgage Mama

May 09, 2012 04:40 PM #11
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

I guess we have the same team members. Bridget is on my team too.

May 11, 2012 10:49 PM #12
Hi webmaster and cmmoenters ! The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need!b Keep em coming you all do such a great job at such Concepts can't tell you how much I, for one appreciate all you do!
Jul 24, 2012 02:26 PM #13
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365

Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
I love answering real estate questions. Ask me anything!
Spam prevention

Additional Information