The relationship between a buyer or seller and their real estate agent can be quite intense for a short period of time. Although many long lasting friendships have developed as a result of a real estate transaction, the Realtor does not enter into the relationship with that in mind. The Realtor is not looking for a new best friend.
Realtors Have a Job to Do
The real estate agents primary job is to either help the home owner sell their house or help a buyer buy a house. They have been hired to do a job and that's exactly what they try to do. Are there a few bad apples among us? Of course, but that can be said for every profession. I believe Realtors get hit especially hard because consumers make a lot of assumptions about what it is we do and how we do it. Below is my list of things I think consumers need to know about Realtors.
What You Should Know About Realtors
- Realtors don't show buyers more expensive houses so they can make more money. The difference in the actual commission is minimal.
- Realtors can't tell a buyer if a neighborhood is safe or if the schools are good. Our definition of safe may be different than the buyers'.
- Realtors don't choose to become Realtors because they can't do anything else. Realtors come from a wide range of professions and most of them were extremely successful in their other careers.
- Realtors are professionals and should be treated as such.
- Realtors work hard for their money. What you see is an open house and a settlement, but we do and deal with so much more.
- Selling real estate is nothing like you see on television. Reality television is anything but.
- Realtors don't get kick-backs for recommending other professionals, we simply want to work with the best.
- Realtors want to sell your house, but they can't make anyone buy your house. We want your house to sale just as quickly as you do.
- Realtors make recommendations for a reason. This is what we do for a living and this is why you hired us.
- Realtors don't get paid unless you go to settlement. We put a lot of time in upfront in the hopes of getting paid.
- There are painfully few "easy" transactions.
- Realtors do a lot of work that you'll never see.
- We only want to move the transaction forward if that's what you want.
- Realtors give advice based on data, not emotions.
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