Perception Vs Reality When It Comes to Real Estate

Reblogger Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Real Estate Agent with BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000

Ed Silva "The reality is that some people do call from the sign being posted on the house, but...The selling of that home requires work on our part to make sure the home gets its best exposure on the Internet."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Original content by Ed Silva REB.0759001

Perception Vs Reality When It Comes to Real Estate

There is the perception with many people that real estate agents seldom earn their money and are often overpaid when it comes to selling homes. This perception of agents is drawn from the perceived reality that all we do is drive around in our too large, and too clean cars and open a few doors so that clients can see a house and place offers on them.

Perception Vs Reality When It Comes to Real Estate

Part of this perception may be true. We do drive around in our cars and often times they are clean, but the reality is that we need to make room in them for clients that may ride with us, and they are often cleaner than our client's cars, but what image would we give if we had cheerios all over the floor and coffee cups dropped there as well.

The reality of situations is that we cannot make that drive with a client unless we have first gotten the listing. We need time and do the homework needed to ensure that we can drive directly to a home, and know how to get into it and maybe even know the code to the alarm system so as to avoid the noise of the horns blaring and the rush of people and the police to stop the unwanted intruders. This is homework than can be either brief if the listing agent is attentive and responsive or frustrating if it involves many calls and texts to get that info. Very little is this is seen when we walk u to a door and do what we have to do to get into the house.

Perception Vs Reality When It Comes to Real Estate

The perception is that we get clients just by putting a sign out in front of a house. The reality is that some people do call from the sign being posted on the house, but many of them call to ask the price and other details that would be obvious if they did a little bit of searching on their own, or even called their own agent. The selling of that home requires work on our part to make sure the home gets its best exposure on the Internet.  Some of that is done when we list the house and the MLS (Multiple Listing System) provides direct syndication to the prime sales sites. If they don't , then we need to do that job ourselves, and that is done we can while not stealing time from our clients. For me that is late nights or early mornings.

No one sees the reality of our early mornings to review email requests or the time spent writing our blogs to market our listings. Likewise the late nights setting up the agendas and an efficient route are never obvious as we drive around during the day.

The reality of what we do to make our days efficient and productive is seldom seen. The amount of time spent 'behind the scenes' on calls and preparation is what makes the perceptions of our ease in getting our jobs done so simple for the most.

This post was written for the November AR Contest : A Day/Week in your Business Life

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Lynda White
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I used to get so many comments on the phone like this, like "your agent is way overpaid." But when I started working for the agent I see exactly what she does, and it's a never ending and sometimes very stressful job. People who are not in real estate have no clue what agents go through. And you almost have to be a magician sometimes to keep a deal together! 

Nov 29, 2016 05:19 AM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Great choice....unless you are a part of the industry,,,,the good folks make it loo effortless.

Nov 29, 2016 05:26 AM #2
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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How true Lynda White - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 29, 2016 06:21 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thanks Sally K. & David L. Hanson and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 29, 2016 06:21 AM #4
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Ed Silva
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Thank you for considering this post worth of a re-blog.  A real compliment

Nov 29, 2016 10:37 AM #5
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - This is another good reblog for all realtors and espcially those who are not....to read!!!

Nov 29, 2016 10:56 AM #6
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Successful endeavors, regardless of what it is, always appear easier than they really are to the outsider.

Nov 29, 2016 11:48 AM #7
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for reblogging the post I missed reading the original one.

Nov 30, 2016 04:34 AM #8
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You are most welcome Ed Silva - thank you for authoring!

Nov 30, 2016 05:28 AM #9
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Thanks Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 30, 2016 05:28 AM #10
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Agreed Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 30, 2016 05:29 AM #11
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You are most welcome Gita Bantwal - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

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I did not see the original so I appreciate the reshare too!

Nov 30, 2016 05:44 AM #13
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You are most welcome Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

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