Top Real Estate Agent Skills
By Candyss Lee Bryant
A good real estate agent is similar in nature to a football quarterback, coordinating the different players and checking down on options to make a successful transaction a reality. There are a specific group of qualities, values, and traits that successful real estate agents share.
TOP TEN SKILLS OF A REAL ESTATE AGENT
I quickly learned that real estate has many different players. It is like a vast sea with various different species of fish. The players include thousands of agents, appraisers, inspectors, property managers, bankers, government agencies, mortgage loan officers, and a litany of contractors. I had to ask myself how I was going to differentiate myself from all the other pretty fish in the sea.
A good real estate agent is similar in nature to a football quarterback, coordinating the different players and checking down on options to make a successful transaction a reality. At various points, the real estate agent is a salesperson, an advocate, an analyst, an advisor, a business manager, a marketer a consultant, and a negotiator, just to name a few. I have found there are a specific group of qualities, values, and traits that successful real estate agents share.
10. Keeper of the Keys
Being competent and up-to-date on the latest real estate trends and topics in the local market enables an agent to serve clients effectively. Your agent should become your trusted and dependable resource for answers about the process.
9. Show genuine interest and curiosity
Great agents ask sincere questions to gain an understanding of each client's individual needs and intent.
8. Honor all commitments
7. Go beyond your expectations
Exceptional agents will follow the motto 100% and then some. She will manage your expectations through effective communication and then always deliver more than is expected.
6. Be honest and transparent
A great real estate agent is able to admit when she is unable to complete a task or when her competencies and skills are not the best fit for a job.
5. Provide support through the closing and beyond
An amazing real estate agent will not stop serving you at the closing table. She will continue to add value to you and your family for many years. She will always be a trusted professional you remember.
4. Be responsive and available
A trusted real estate agent will remain available and follow through with the work she promised.
3. Foster trusting and authentic relationships
Build a network of connections. Successful real estate agents have a vast network of contacts within the key markets they serve.
2. Attention to detail
A great real estate agent will understand her contracts and will pay attention to the small details that make a big difference for your investment.
1. Find a way to yes
An exceptional real estate agent finds a way to yes for her client through a commitment to creating win-win partnerships with colleagues, contractors, customers, and industry professionals.
Now you know what to look for in a real estate agent that is going to have your best interests in mind when working with you on your buying, selling, or leasing needs. I look forward to being your REALTOR® and/or helping you find your perfect real estate professional match outside of Texas.