The most formidable aspect in real estate has to be maintaining one’s career. Although there are many agents in this career field, the competitive environment portrayed daily makes this career one that may prove to be unsuitable for the meek. Negotiations, persuasion, debate and often a frequent contest for supremacy in the agency are recurring tasks when trying to sell property to clients. One could think of this as similar to the board game “Monopoly”, in reverse. Rather than trying to own all the property around, these “players” attempt to sell as much land as they possibly can. Those who fail to recruit an adequate amount of clients find it hard making it “past go” and often fail in the agency or, much worse, lose their jobs. Prospective agents should spend a great deal of time enhancing their communication skills either by taking classes in public speaking or perhaps even joining a debate team. Such laborious duties make it apparent s that being a successful real estate agent is for more difficult than it seems.
Real Estate Agents
“There’s no place like home.” Today’s society entails a very complex and tiresome environment that often leaves the average person worn out and drained. Many would say that the best part of their evening is arriving at home and being able to relax in their warm, inviting households. Finally being able to “get off one’s feet” and enjoy that feeling of relaxation that reminds them, “There’s no place like home”. But what makes a house a home? Is it the location, and how close it is to the local market? Perhaps it’s the marble tiling and wood countertops in the kitchen. Or, maybe it’s the size of the bedrooms and dining rooms finely furnished and decorated to the heart’s content. While all of these things may play an important role in choosing a house, it is real estate agents who assist in make the final decisions of turning a regular house into a home.
“Real estate is a year-round opportunity to help countless people realize the American dream” (“Why Real Estate”, 2012). Eighty-five percent of buyers believe that home purchases are good financial investments, and a majority of homebuyers and sellers rely on the services and expertise of real estate professionals to assist them with their transactions (Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 2010). “The primary job description for an agent is communicating with potential clients to determine what kind of property they are looking for” (Richard, 2012). This means, setting up interviews with clients to see if the agents firm possesses property that meets the client’s specific needs. Once it is apparent exactly what the client is looking for, the agent sets appointments to show houses to clients and many times the agent physically accompanies couples while showing off properties.
Throughout the process of showing clients houses, the agent discusses not many things about the property itself. Because the agent must be aware of the neighborhood the property is in,...