Day 6 of 90; Becoming the best Realtor® This is the second time I have used this format to post. When I first got my license and started to practice in 2010 I was following this book by Walter Sanford, If I Could Start Over Again. That was the beginning of this path 8 years ago. I learned through the years that life-long curiosity, interest and passion to be better will never get you to the best. The best is a moment in time, and time never stops. It is better to be best in your day, or at that task, and by being best I mean being the best you can be at that moment in time. That is all, striving to be the best Realtor® is not a goal at all. It should be a daily activity you embrace.
In Massachusetts right now it takes just 12 hours of continuing education, which are often lunch and learns with colleagues. That is what is mandated, good and great agents are learning and teaching every day. The pubic has access to much the same information as the agent and they can figure things out in their degree as well. The agent is not the purveyor of listings as they were years ago, they are the insight and information source for the public. The buying and selling process is seemingly simple to those looking from the outside, and they are right. The buying and selling process is easy if you do everything right.
Real estate best practices includes knowledge and proficiency in Finance and Lending Laws, Zoning, Permitting, Legal documents like deeds, trusts, and many more, Construction and building, Building Inspections, Appraisals, landscaping, poolwork, let alone the psychological and interpersonal skills that need to be juggled. So, yeah it's simple here at Day 6 of 90; Becoming the best Realtor®