What Does a Realtor do?
Everyone is familiar with the field of Real Estate; however, many people aren’t aware of the many aspects of a Realtor’s job. Every day can be unique, a big reason why many people are attracted to this profession. Read on to find out the many aspects of a Realtor’s job.
Before a Real Estate agent can get to work, he/she must attract clients first. One must sell himself/herself prior to selling homes. Competition is fierce. An agent’s day is often filled cultivating leads, meeting and following up with potential clients. Online marketing, networking and relationship development are a few key strategies.
Continuing education is a must in the field of Real Estate to stay licensed and up-to-date on industry practices. Excelling as a Real Estate agent is nearly impossible without continual improvement. Developing skills directly impacts one’s ability to market himself/herself well.
Managing the Business
Administrative tasks are at the core of one’s Real Estate business. These tasks include:
- Planning open houses
- Setting appointments
- Filing paperwork
- Keeping up with local market activity
- Reviewing the daily MLS hot sheet
- Responding to emails, texts and voicemails
- Updating social media and websites
- Developing marketing plans
Working with Buyers
Working with buyers requires many tasks including researching available listings, interviewing with potential clients, set up showings, show properties, negotiation skills and making offers.
Working with Sellers
Working with sellers includes tasks such as listing the property with relevant services, researching the local market, staging the property inside and out, photography of the property, meeting with sellers, comparable property research, open houses and more.
To be a successful Real Estate agent requires proficiency in a wide variety of tasks and skills. Unique challenges and opportunities can be found within every working day. Dash Realty continually strives to stay focused on being highly proficient and knowledgeable in all areas of Real Estate.