What You May Not Know About Your Realtor

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What You May Not Know About Your Realtor and the Adversarial Nature of Real Estate--This is a tough Industry to work in and as a Realtor you have to have certain skills in order to help and protect your clients. The basic nature of the transaction is adversarial. The Buyer wants the best price and everything fixed and the Seller may or may not be in a position to meet the Buyers needs. It is a complex and delicate dance to achieve your client's goals and to protect them.

Advising the Client--We all talk about knowledge and providing information to our clients and so for now, we will assume as a given that your Realtor is knowledgeable. What we may not always realize is that delicate balance of having a smooth transaction and the vigilant attention your Realtor is giving to every aspect of the transaction. Our main responsibility is to protect our client through a complex and overwhelming experience. Explaining and providing knowledge to help the client move through this landscape safely is key.

I am not by nature adversarial--I personally enjoy life and meeting people and getting to know them. I have managed to go through my career(s) with this same outlook on life but there are times when the ability to calculate risk(s) and formulate a plan to address this risk(s) is necessary. Not only do you have to SEE the risk but you must respond with multiple perspectives to move through a given situation. Informing your client is the first priority and given a thorough discussion, a mutual decision is made regards action. Given this decision then the Realtor must interact with the other Agency/Realtor to communicate and resolve the issue. At times, it is very clear that you will not be going forward and other times it will require communication, negotiation and astute observation of further risks for your client. The complexity of it is delicate and requires experience and skills.

Practicing Safe Real Estate--The basis of safe real estate is to base the transaction on a comprehensive set of full disclosures and a thorough investigation of the property by the Buyer through inspections. As a Realtor, we as well are looking for physical evidence of anything that might require attention. I work very hard in educating my clients that they have responsibilities in purchasing or selling real estate. I am servicing their needs in a advisory capacity and will negotiate and facilitate their transaction. I will NOT however do those things that are their responsibility (disclosures, repairs and/or due diligence or discovery on a given property). I will at every turn facilitate and educate on how and why we do what we do.

Real Estate is a TEAM Effort--As with any TEAM project, each member has their responsibilities and buying or selling real estate is not different in that aspect. Your Realtor will work to protect your interests in the transaction and you as the Seller or the Buyer will have responsibilities as well. Understanding the role of the Realtor is key. Negotiating and resolving any risks that arise will be the professional level of skill and experience that your Realtor provides to help you reach your real estate goals.

Real Estate Come in Many Flavors--all transactions are unique and so after the goals are established it is the responsibility of your Realtor to help you define, implement and accomplish your goal. It may be a probate or foreclosure that require unique or out of the box solutions. It may be a new home that requires the understanding of working with developers. It may be your first home and it may be your retirement home. You may be relocating to a new area and need local information. Long years of experience and education come to play on your behalf as your Realtor works hard to make the transaction smooth and safe. As with an Team effort, it is always wonderful to share the rewards of having met and achieved the GOAL.


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Jeanean Gendron - Specializing in Marketing and Selling Unique Properties--We love where we live and work and we love our listings. This is why we specialize in marketing and selling unqiue properties that have been developed to the highest and best use of the land.


It is a priviledge to market a well developed property that promotes a lifestyle Buyers are looking for. It's not really about a price range but about the lifestyle and the Buyer who will find that it has value. MARK IT SOLD!


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Comments (8)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Jeanean - this is informative information that will help people understand the nature of the professional realtor.

Aug 19, 2015 03:25 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Colorado Broker / Referral Services

Thanks for the topic, Jeanean.   It is important to get this type of information out to the public and your clients.  Nothing wrong with explaining HOW we conduct ourselves to improve their buying and selling experiences!

Aug 19, 2015 08:55 AM
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Grant Schneider Thank you for the visit and the read. I do appreciate it....enjoy your day.

Dan Hopper Thank you for the read and yes, our work is more about what is not seen sometimes. Our clients don't always know all the subtle aspects of our work. Have a great day.

Aug 19, 2015 09:38 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Nice post Jeanean Gendron...explaining we do a bit more than look at pretty houses all day.

Aug 19, 2015 10:58 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

It is important that clients and customers have a better understanding of their agent and their duties... what to expect.  Nice explanation of some little talked about aspects.  

Aug 22, 2015 11:06 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Jeanean Gendron 

I met clients recently who said "Everyone knows you just put a sign out front, add it into the internet (MLS) and sit back and collect a check". I spend 20 minutes explaining the process and only covered the really big things I do. He took the listing agreement and said "Where do I sign". I said perhaps your last agent who took 1 year selling your prior listing did very little and we both laughed knowing I was probably right!

Oct 11, 2015 08:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current blogs. I hope all is going well for you.

Sep 20, 2016 11:57 PM
Tracy Santrock
Santrock Realty Group Inc. , - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Broker

I always try to give clients the best overall experience by surrounding myself with good people to have a smooth transaction.   Nice blog.

Jun 10, 2017 02:03 PM