Okay, so its been brought to my attention. Some Real Estate Agents make themselves look good to potential clients by joining their local and state boards. But the question is "Do real estate agents have the time?" If you are spending hours every week meeting, complaining, planning and executing. Not to mention that most have families. Where would they find the time to take genuine care for their clients?
Most brokers say, that if you are spending a lot of time in the office you won't be a very successful agent. Does this go hand in hand if your sitting in a board office?
I recently met a couple that was looking to buy a home. When I asked if they were currently working with a Realtor. Their response was a simple "NO". They figured they could do it on their own. They would just find a FSBO because after all they felt they would save money that way. Nine out of ten people that jump on the FSBO band wagon is because they were not happy with the previous real estate agents work.
If you haven't figured it out yet, my clients didn't want to work with a Real Estate Agent because their previous one didn't have the time for them. Their ex-real estate agent (who had a nice resume) showed them 3 homes and told them to choose. They weren't happy with the 3 homes they were told to choose from and were feeling pressured. They just assumed that this was how all agents work.
After being asked to consider a position on our local board. I decided to say "no" as my family and clients are more important.
I welcome all inputs. Especially those that have found a balance between family, clients and board duties.
As always thank you for reading and until next time....buy and sell real estate
Leslie R. Willis
Realtor with RON NEFF REAL LIVING