Why do they call insurance folks and realtors agents?

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Home Inspector with Executive Restoration LLC 704.905.9152

I have always wondered about this.

Would the proper term not be sales rep?

Insurance folks and realtors are both selling right?

Could you kind folks help me undertand this please?

Thank you,

David Snell

SnellExperts.com

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Terry McCarley
REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL - Cape Coral, FL
REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL

I always refer to insurance sales people as "insurance agents" so perhaps things are different here in Florida than they are in North Carolina.

Jun 07, 2012 01:34 AM #1
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

'Percieved value'. Yup, just like the realtor near me who likes to market herself as catering to the 'carrage trade'. She won't send a mere inspector when she can send an engineer, or better still an architect.

(Both of whom are normally too focused and specialized to do a full and thorough inspection.)

The favorite 'word' here is 'broker' for both real estate and insurance agents. It's percieved to be a level higher than a 'mere agent'.

Cheap marketing that fools few.

Jun 07, 2012 02:44 AM #2
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David Snell 704.905.9152
Executive Restoration LLC - Charlotte, NC
Certified mold inspector and mold removal services

Hey Robert.

Long time.

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Thank you,

David Snell

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Jun 07, 2012 02:59 AM #3
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I've always called my insurance people "agents".  Call your insurance agent!  As for a Realtor, I prefer to be called a consultant, but that's my choice.  On the phone, I ask, are you currently working with an "agent"?

Jun 07, 2012 05:22 AM #4
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Tammy Emineth
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Why do we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?? The age old weird question! HA HA

Jun 07, 2012 06:18 AM #5
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David Snell 704.905.9152
Executive Restoration LLC - Charlotte, NC
Certified mold inspector and mold removal services

Tee hee hee on that Tammy.

Jun 07, 2012 06:23 AM #6
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