Definition of a Real Estate Tour Guide

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Definition of a Real Estate Tour Guide

 

Once spent, precious time cannot ever be regained. Then why do so many people insist on wasting it, along with their resources and energy? During my career, I have met a few who fit this description.

 

For unknown reasons, they get in their own way, impede the process and barely hold on from year-to-year, occasionally closing a transaction. Some people say that being a natural salesperson is required to be successful in the real estate industry. I tend to agree with that assumption in some cases, not all.

 

Definition of a Real Estate Tour Guide:

  • Showing buyers houses above original stated price range - Gets customers giddy, akin to attending a local Parade of Homes event. The goal of homeownership is never reached. 

 

  • Submits offers $30-40K under asking for Just Listed properties - Again, playing Spaghetti Real Estate in a brisk market, to see if something will stick is oftentimes futile.

 

  • Has yet to ask for a pre-approval after 2 weeks of showing properties - The old, "Wait until you find us something we'd love to buy and then we will talk to a lender."

 

  • Complains profusely on the internet but refuses to cut them loose

 - Takes to social media groups to lament over potential clients, day-after-day, to get advice, then does nothing.

 

  • Drives two hours outside of selling area to please fickle customers - Because out of the 50 homes that could fit their search criteria, none quite fulfill the growing Wish List.

 

A tour guide takes people through certain areas, highlighting the neighborhoods, points of interest or scenic locations. A residential real estate professional takes that a few steps further by helping clients make an informed decision on a home purchase.

 

A Realtor I be. No tour guidin' for me!

 

 

Looking for an experienced Realtor that goes to work for you? Look no further and call 435.632.9374 or go to: wanda@buynsellutah.com. Glad to help achieve your real estate goals because Wanda Can!

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Ginger Harper
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Just so clever.  I wish that I could share this with others.

 

Sep 28, 2020 06:41 PM #24
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I just came back to Nice for the comments and I’m enjoying warm as well along with some other posts right now. :)

Sep 28, 2020 10:21 PM #25
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We can all learn something from this and do something fun on our own. Ginger Harper

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Charles Stallions
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We call them Pop Tart agents back in the day.

Sep 29, 2020 03:11 AM #27
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Shannon Jones
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We put videos of our local neighborhoods on our website. That way people can "tour" the areas they are interested in from their couch! This is especially great for people moving from out of the area. It's not always as easy as exploring the neighborhoods in person. Especially during COVID.

Sep 29, 2020 02:08 PM #28
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - Quite awhile ago, I was on floor and a van of 6 people pulled up.  The driver came in and asked to see a few homes with views of the red rocks.  As I quizzed him, he said his group had a couple of hours to kill before going to the airport.  I told him where "Pink Jeeps" was located and showed him out.  ...the nerve of some people! LOL!

Sep 30, 2020 06:23 AM #29
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Setting the expectation and good communication up front helps everyone to get onbord or get dropped off when a lack of commitment becomes apparent Adam Feinberg. Seems like you've got it handled! 

Sep 30, 2020 12:58 PM #30
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You are at the top of your profession Laura Cerrano and bring love and light to peoples lives!

Sep 30, 2020 12:59 PM #31
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When I have free time, I spent it where it matters, not driving aimlessly about because people are unable to commit Grant Schneider

Sep 30, 2020 01:01 PM #32
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Early in the career, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, I made that mistake and finally asked the guy who wanted me to show him "EVERYTHING" available out there, to sign an agreement. He refused. The tour was over before it started!

Sep 30, 2020 01:04 PM #33
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Thank you Ginger Harper, I changed that. You are now able to re-blog!

Sep 30, 2020 01:04 PM #34
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Learning and teaching are things we do here at ActiveRain on a consistent basis Laura Cerrano. I hope to always be a student with an open mind!

Sep 30, 2020 01:06 PM #35
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And YES, having FUN is so very important Laura Cerrano!

Sep 30, 2020 01:07 PM #36
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That is a funny discription Charles Stallions, good to see you here!

Sep 30, 2020 01:07 PM #37
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That is a viable option for those who enjoy perusing on the computer Shannon Jones and can save a lot of time!

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Glad you saw him out quickly Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, love the story! The day after Thanksgiving is when so many people here want to caravan and see the interiors of open houses and to 'walk off' the extra food they ate the day before. LOL

Sep 30, 2020 01:11 PM #39
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It's very frustrating as an agent when a buyer wants to see a property that you just know they will not like, doesn't fit their criteria, bad location, etc.  So many buyers though think "maybe it will work" --even though it won't .  Yes, waste of time for everyone!

Oct 01, 2020 09:23 AM #40
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The old, Just For FUN mindset can be frustrating Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR. I say, "Let's not and say we did!" LOL!

Oct 01, 2020 09:38 AM #41
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The challenge for many agents is their inability to say no  to prospects who don't meet their client profile. Consequently, they spend their invaluable time with them looking instead of working with qualified prospects or clients.  

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You are absolutely correct Kimo Jarrett. We must defend our business practices and work with people who respect us as professionals and our time. #NotATourGuide

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