Having an agent that is a full time Real Estate Agent means that this is their job, their career. It means they may need to work everyday of the week when the need arises.
I am a full time Real Estate Agent and below are some highlights of what I do as your listing or buyer agent.
I preview client home selections before client visits ensuring property meets clients' criteria saving client valuable time.
I make appointments for clients to see properties, mapping out the visits in an optimal manner for driving ease.
I stay in touch with potential buyers and/or their realtor after they view a client's home that is for sale.
I locate suitable homes that meet a client's criteria when they are ready to buy and start searching what is available.
I email clients the latest information on homes available for sale/rent as requested daily, weekly, on specific days, monthly so that the client is up to date on what is currently available and what has been sold immediately when it happens.
I respond quickly when a potential buyer and their agent is interested in a client's home.
I write up contracts, and I carefully review contracts. I present contracts explaining and guiding clients through the process.
I make the buying and selling process smooth, and organized while always keeping the client informed so that the unexpected doesn't happen.
Things You Need to Know When Working with a REALTOR®
1. When a customer signs a contract with a realtor, the realtor enters in a fiduciary relationship where the realtor is bound by license law to act in their clients' best interest.
2. When making the largest purchase or sale of your life, it is very important to have a knowledgeable realtor representing you, negotiating for you and putting you in the best possible position so that you either get the home you really want or sell your home for top dollar.
3. Real estate contracts are long, daunting and can be difficult to understand. A mis-step or lack of understanding could bring about a very different outcome than the one expected. 4. REALTORS® understand addendums (addenda), and contingencies found in Real Estate contracts - what they mean, how to make sure they are met and ensure that their clients find themselves at a settlement table.
5. REALTORS® must renew their license by taking required classes. Additionally, REALTORS® continually take classes so that they are aware of, for example, the latest changes in a contract, or software updates in the Multiple Listing and other online real estate tools.
6. REALTORS® are independent contractors and do not make a salary (unless they are Redfin Agents.) A realtor's broker, where the realtor's real estate license is held, is paid the commission based on a percentage previously decided upon found in the signed real estate contract.
The realtor's independent employee contract with their broker determines the amount of commission paid to a realtor. The realtor uses those dollars to pay off their marketing expenses such as print/advertising, social media expenses, signage expenses, Multiple Listing expenses, licensing expenses.