Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / by Dixie Simon
Between marketing, conducting presentations, following up, and filling out heaps of paperwork, managing real estate transactions requires a lot of multitasking skills—as well as time requirements. That’s why many home buyers and sellers choose real estate agents to take care of the dirty work for them. However, figuring out how to choose a realtor is often as time-consuming as it is essential.
Hi, My name is Dixie Simon. A realtor's job these days is more about negotiating efficiently and managing transactions than finding houses. Thanks to the Internet, most buyers already know which home(s) they want to look at. It’s the realtor’s job to guide prospective buyers and sellers down the real estate path to put them in the best position to buy or sell homes. There are more bidding wars than ever before, so getting a skilled negotiator is crucial to the real estate process. That’s why good realtors are more than just door openers; they are like an event planner.
Keep an eye out for these qualities when looking for a real estate agent.
Your Realtor will take care of all the administrative duties, such as follow-up calls and sending emails, making copies, keeping up receipts, and records of filing documents.
A Strategic Marketer
Marketing makes up a large part of his day to day job, selling not only his or her capability as agents but selling their client’s properties. Marketing activities would include making schedules for open houses, taking listing photos, writing listing descriptions, creating flyers, postcards, connecting through social media, MLS, and all other marketing platforms.
A Smart Sales Rep
How do you close multi-million-dollar property deals? The essential skills are; knowledge of the property specifics, strategic prospecting skills or ability to profile the best buyer, quickly creating a relationship with clients, managing the buyer and the seller’s schedule, commitment, has proper closing techniques and can handle post-sale relationships with both the seller and the buyer.
A Courteous Customer Service Representative
No matter how hard the client is to deal with, and no matter how busy the schedules are, a sweet smile flashes from your face while answering questions or while sharing information. A Stellar Agent must have patience, attentiveness to details, clear communication skills. You must use positive language, be focused, able to handle surprises, persuasive but not pushy, empathetic to clients, and open to learning new things.
Possess A Winning Personality
A real estate agent must show positivity at all times. An agent who is pleasurable to be with, fun, caring, and exhibits integrity no matter how tough things get is required. Real estate deals are lifetime investments. Clients are likely to be rigid and uncompromising about project details and look for real estate agents who they can connect with and work with comfortably.