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Motivational thoughts for 1/1/19

by Patricia Feager



The year 2019 has officially arrived. I reflect on three questions that I believe every prospective buyer, seller, and investor should ask:


  1. What does your real estate agent know about their market?
  2. How do you know it is true?
  3. Where did the information come from, and is this person credible?


In my opinion, I don’t think there is an agent or a Broker who has been in the business for ten years or more who hasn’t asked themselves, at one time or another, what planet is the other agent on?


A real estate agent should know their market, their roles, and responsibility. Knowing the history of the area, current information about schools, subdivisions, and specific information about the land or property, including the location is very advantageous to prospective buyers. Something every prospective buyer should know is that every listing is a Broker’s Listing and it doesn’t mean each and every agent who hangs their license with a Broker is equal when it comes to training, years of experience, knowledge, and expertise. The Broker may have sold a lot of real estates but everyone should know there is a difference between quantity, quality, and success for each salesperson who sells.




Not everyone is licensed to sell real estate. People who report they have a list of producing agents in your area are paid to collect information or solicit consumers into believing they are all knowing and know who the public can trust. These lists come from a variety of different resources that may or may not be true. Money does talk but not everyone is truthful.


There are also agents who make their claim to fame and have it published, when in fact it may be bogus and not real. Buyers beware. Consumers deserve to know the truth and there are ways to get to the truth. Anything that sounds too good to be true, is very possibly not true. When it comes to investing in real estate, know who you can trust. There is a lot of credibility into doing business in real estate the traditional way where credibility has been established and where information is verifiable. 


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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I had to let you know that I got to see the Flower Mound band perform at the Rose Parade this morning.  I thought of you...  Happy New Year! 

Jan 01, 2019 08:45 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Patricia - if the consumers/clients/people who enlist our service ask those three or any question we should be ready to answer.  Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2019 08:52 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Patricia... as with most things in life it is caveat emptor! Too many home buyers and sellers are overly casual about how they select the individual who will be helping them acquire or dispose of what is for most people their single larges financial asset! Happy New Year, my friend.

Jan 01, 2019 11:45 AM #3
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ,

Good post for many to read..those are three important questions that I would be happy to answer if asked by a buyer or seller!   I also saw the Flower Mound band perform at the Rose Parade this morning and thought of you! Happy New Year and the best for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019!

Jan 01, 2019 12:34 PM #4
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I completely agree with you stated about what real estate agents should know about their market.

Happy New Year!!!

Jan 01, 2019 02:47 PM #5
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Happy New Year, Patricia! You're starting the year out sharing your knowledge with others - nice!

Jan 01, 2019 06:30 PM #6
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There are a lot of things that will be really interesting to see play out this year such as this.

Jan 01, 2019 08:45 PM #7
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’ve heard people are saying that we’ll see more media in 2019 on podcasts and all that regarding real estate in general. What do you think?

Jan 01, 2019 08:48 PM #8
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