What's your niche?

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Everyone has one. Sometimes you don't realize what it is. Everyone has a niche. Sometimes it is geographic. When asked about where I like to work, I am able to give pretty clear markers for the outer limits that I will travel. Some are time based. I can be reached almost all the time, but I know agents with very strict time frames where they will work.

Other niches are first time home buyers, Condos, Rentals, distressed sales. And some are combinations of all of these. What I am discussing today though, is buyers vs sellers.

Some say you should specialize in one or the other. Maybe. The way I see it is it depends on how long you have been in the business, and what you feel most comfortable with. I have watched the progression of many agents from new in the business working with rentals. Then as they progress these agents start taking on buyers. Then as they progress further they start listing.

Sometimes an agent will stop at rentals or buyers and say, I love this type client!, and they will build a great business there. Others will get to listings and decide, what in the world was I thinking? and stay with buyers.

I find that I like all of them, maybe not rentals as much, just the same. Some say buyers are great because they will buy more quickly than a seller will sell. Others don't like being out in a car all the time with buyers and prefer sellers for that reason. If I had to pick one over the other, I would probably list. But after spending this past Saturday trying to help a family find a home to buy, I realized again how much fun buyers can be.

So, I will not pigeon hole myself. If you are looking to buy OR sell, please give me a call.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545



I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I surely don't limit myself.  That said, I prefer new home sales in my market area.

I simply love new homes, the new home building process and builders.

Nov 24, 2013 09:31 PM #1
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Lenn - I love bringing buyers to a new home and getting the sale. Almost every time the listing agent has been terrific to work with. Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 24, 2013 09:34 PM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

When selliing furniture, I limit myself to anyone who has a credit card, checkbook or cash.

Nov 24, 2013 09:35 PM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Peter,

Like Paladin said "Have Gun Will Travel" I changed it to have car will travel as we have a large area that some agents will not travel to.

Make yourself a great day.

Nov 24, 2013 09:40 PM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. Interesting but like you my preferences were not so specific except I hardlt ever did rentals. Too much time to revenue received. 

Nov 24, 2013 10:06 PM #5
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

In my small town, you do it all or go hungry. Population 8,000

Nov 24, 2013 10:19 PM #6
Scott Larson
BHHS/Utah Properties - Park City, UT
Park City, Utah Real Estate News

I have found myself working mostly with buyers and I do enjoy working with buyers but one of my New year's Resolutions, if I actually did New Year's Resolutions is going to be to concentrate much more on sellers next year and add another crucial piece to my real estate puzzle.  I guess in short, my goal is to be as well rounded of an agent as you are Peter.

Nov 25, 2013 05:13 AM #7
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