Does Your Realtor Have Her Game On?

April 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm 5 comments

2007 was the first year in over 10 years that membership in the National Association of Realtors declined. This is not a bad thing. It is also not a bad thing that there are fewer mortgage brokers in the game now than there were a year ago. The market correction going on around the country has also had a correction in the army of realtors and lenders out there, and that’s a good thing.

As they say, the strong will survive or, in this case, those with a solid record, excellent service, the ability to shift with the market and, frankly, those with some cash in the bank have weathered the shift.

So what is the A game in real estate these days? It’s different than what it used to be. Here’s my take on the topic:

The Real Estate A Game (most of this is not new)
– Full time
– Admin assistant
– Significant internet presence
– Online social networking
– Virtual tours for all listings
– Tracks expenses for client results
– Is known among local Realtors
– Has a proven track record
– Constantly studies the market
– Constantly listens to the mortgage moving target
– Adept at counseling clients through the uncertainties
– Does not work 24/7 (that Realtor will not have longevity)
– Longevity

That’s my take. Anything less is B material.

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  • 1. Toronto condos  |  April 24, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I like your blog more and more. This is the same thing I keep repeating when discussing US real estate market as Toronto real estate agent – there’s no big tragedy for US real estate business, just self cleaning process, where the strongest will survive, only those, who love their jobs and are willing to fight…

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  • 2. Nick M.  |  April 24, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I agree…virtual tours are a must.

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  • 3. riathareja  |  April 28, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Home is where the heart is. If you’re like most people, your home is also your single largest investment. It’s not only a monetary investment; you trust this home to hold up through the years, to be safe. Take the time to examine your priorities and find the right real-estate agent.The first step in choosing a good realtor is finding realtors in your area. The best way to find a realtor in your area is through referrals. Ask your friends, family, or colleagues who’ve bought or sold a home for good recommendations. If you can’t get any referrals, check with your local realtors association. Once you have a few options for realtors, you should set up interviews with each of them.Before the interview, write down the questions you want to ask them so you know you don’t forget anything. While the questions asked depend on your preferences, it’s always good to find out if they are a licensed realtor, how much experience they have, and how familiar they are with the neighborhoods you want to live in. You should also find out their availability. If they have a lot of clients, they may take so much time getting to you about a house on the market that you lose the chance to bid on your dream home. You should also make sure the price range your realtor specializes in matches your own.Above all else, you want to find a realtor that you are comfortable with and who you feel understands your needs. You want someone who is working in your best interest. Good luck and happy house hunting.for more view- realtydigest.blogspot.com

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  • 4. Unique Toronto Homes  |  December 27, 2008 at 2:26 am

    I agree – but it’s far from a game. it’s about having a specific and realistic marketing and sales program that places a client’s needs first. The priority, is putting the client first – which is increasingly rare these days i find….

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  • 5. Hawaii realtor  |  May 26, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    On Oahu it’s very important to know your neighborhoods as well. Some neighborhoods are so small, sometimes just a couple of blocks. Buyers want to k now about schools, ocean views, rain, bike paths and commuting times. Knowing your neighborhoods helps a lot.

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