Agents, How Do You Overcome Increasing Expenses?

Real Estate Agent with Chartwell Realty

In order to implement the right solutions we have to identify the real problems facing agents and Brokers in today’s real estate market. Here's one of the many challenges agents and Brokers have to overcome today: 


Today’s real estate agent has ever increasing expenses while commissions remain the same, or less.


Real estate agents spend a lot of time in their cars. Worse, real estate agents spend a lot of money on gas. Have gas prices gone down in your local area? Not mine! In addition to gas there are many other real estate expenses increasing or at least I predict will be increasing sooner than later.


The first increase I expected to see is with professional fees at local and national real estate boards. Unfortunately I noticed this fee increase this past quarter on my local board and MLS dues. The increase in fees might be due to a reduction of members, thereby forcing boards to transfer the burden of cost to the remaining members.


The second is real estate brokerage fees. In the recent years it’s become commonplace that most brokerages charge a transaction fee, administrative fee, or marketing fee, all really being a fee to the brokerage to help sustain the brokerage overhead. This fee had most likely been transferred to your buyer or seller to pay at closing. As buyers and sellers assess competition amongst most real estate agents and brokers, fees will either have to be cut out or transferred back to the agent. Either way, there are still overhead costs to be paid.


How you can overcome this...


You need a niche that automatically sets you apart from the crowded real estate room and information overloaded internet that will instantly identify your value and show your prospective client you have the knowledge to help them solve their problem, get their needs met, all while none of the same is apparent with the other agents in the crowded room.  

By having this niche, your services will be sought after in today’s real estate market!


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-JJ Pawlowski 


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Comments (1)

Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

JJ - Gas prices have dropped below $2/gallon in my area, and I am not that concerned with increasing costs of doing business. We get paid good for doing what we do, but working with investors is a great niche to work with.

Oct 05, 2015 02:59 PM