My Job Is My Job And Your Job May Be Mine To Do As Well !!!

Reblogger Praful Thakkar
Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

What is the most important thing for you in a real estate transaction? I believe it's 'closing', correct?

So, instead of waiting for the 'other agent', do you make sure everything is going smoothly?

Here's a great post from Barbara Todaro - on our job definition! Love it!

Original content by Barbara Todaro 104763

I’ve heard the statement “it’s not my job to do that task” more times than I can shake a commission check at.  Fortunately, my team members are very thorough at following up and making sure the seller is delivered to the closing table.

Do we have any limits to what our job description might be?  Is there a line that one should not cross once the transaction is solidified with a signed purchase and sales agreement?  I don’t believe in drawing lines across that playing field. 

We are listing agents, and we need to make sure the buyer’s agent is performing properly.  We need to follow up with the mortgage officer; the closing attorney; the buyer’s and seller’s attorney; and the buyer’s agent.  If everyone is performing his/her job properly, then the transaction will close smoothly. 

However, more often than not, one of the parties might have a loose end that needs tightening.  One of those parties may have forgotten to order the title; or the municipal lien certificate; or the appraisal; or a laundry list of what might slip through the “proverbial crack.”

Catching that “slip-up” before it hits the “crack” will save time and emotion later.  It’s not a “finger pointing” event.  It’s an agent doing his/her to deliver the client to the closing table.  Both sides have their weak members, and if both agents follow up, the deal will run like a well-oiled machine.

 

The moral of this post is “my job is my job, and your job may be my job, too.”  The important detail is that all of the duties that need to be satisfied to deliver the parties to the closing table be accomplished, and it doesn’t matter who accomplishes “following up” with those tasks.  

Barbara Todaro, sales manager of RE/MAX Executive Realty 

Team Leader of The Kuney-Todaro Team

308 W. Central St

Franklin, MA 02038

508-520-9881

www.todarosellsfranklinma.com

 

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Praful Thakkar
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We always define the roles as buyers agent and sellers agent. Do we realize that our job is to 'close' the transaction?

Jul 04, 2015 02:29 PM #8
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Sometimes I beg to differ with this point - however, the fact is, if the transaction does not close, we did not serve our client right - be it buyer or seller.

Jul 04, 2015 02:30 PM #9
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Evelyn Johnston - you are so right - Barbara Todaro is full of wisdom. And she has sold many many homes and subdivisions.

Jul 04, 2015 02:31 PM #10
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A star agent in her own time, she is now heading a team where she is a rainmaker.

Jul 04, 2015 02:31 PM #11
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William Feela - and it hurts - however, if other's job is not completed, we don't get paid at all.

Jul 04, 2015 02:32 PM #12
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And even I believe, the other agent does not have right to get paid - however, it doesn't work that way in our system!

Jul 04, 2015 02:32 PM #13
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The moment you have representation - whether you work or not, you get paid!

Jul 04, 2015 02:33 PM #14
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George Souto - you as a lender have toughest job! 'Eating'!

Jul 04, 2015 02:33 PM #15
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And I know what you meant by 'eating', George Souto . That is something I never like - however, sometimes, these buyers and sellers leave us with no option.

Jul 04, 2015 02:34 PM #16
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And eventually, one of us ends up sacrificing our compensation! Well, we get paid something - better than nothing!

Jul 04, 2015 02:35 PM #17
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Debbie Reynolds - I'd say, she is Forever Young!

Jul 04, 2015 02:35 PM #18
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(And keeping perfectly fit - a lot different Barbara now, full of energy...)

Jul 04, 2015 02:36 PM #19
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Sarah & Les Oswald - and she always does that!

Jul 04, 2015 02:36 PM #20
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She's spot on. If I start trying to worry about what's my job and the other agen's job, then I've got a problem. My client doesn't care, my client simply wants to get to settlement with the terms they understood they ratified with.

Jul 08, 2015 03:02 PM #21
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I liked you informative post. glad I came across it in the archives today. Good luck toward your next sale.

Jul 17, 2016 02:30 AM #22
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Thanks for stopping by at this post and your comments, Claude.

Jul 17, 2016 03:16 AM #23
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(Came back to this post after about a year to see your comments, Claude....lol)

Jul 17, 2016 03:16 AM #24
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And thanks to Winston for his comments - after almost a year. Really appreciate it.

Jul 17, 2016 03:17 AM #25
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(Yep, even I search for good posts in archives - and like to spread the message Winston)

Jul 17, 2016 03:17 AM #26
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Of course, thanks for stopping by at this post and your comments - and reviving this post after a yeat, Winston.

Jul 17, 2016 03:18 AM #27
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