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Earning Your Keep: What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent

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In the last few years I’ve noticed much of the public has lost respect for Realtors and view them as overpaid “salespeople” that get a lot of money for simply showing a house or two and writing up a simple contract. For some, that perception will never change simply because they see it as a [...] View the full article: Earning Your Keep: What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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    Jim Watkins
    Replied over 12 years ago
    Great post and great point! I have explained to people that there are good real estate professionals and bad ones. Just because someone is a professional does not mean they are any good. An example would be with the NFL. The worst player on the worst team is considered a professional football player in the NFL. At the same time, the best player in the league who is the MVP, is still a professional in the same league as the worst player but, there is no comparison in talent between the two even though they are still NFL professionals.
    Mike Creel
    Replied over 12 years ago
    Indeed. The agents that are around for the free ride ruin the reputation of the profession as a whole. People think “Hey, you can get a real estate license in couple of weeks, how hard can it be?” and then feel agents aren’t worth their keep. As with stock brokers, the better advice an agent gives, the better service he/she provides, and the greater lengths he/she goes to protect that clients interest, the more money they will make. All agents are not equal, and it’s not a simple pencil pushing task to put together a perfect deal.
    Mark Boucher
    Replied over 12 years ago
    Thanks for the Post.
    virtuozzo
    Replied over 12 years ago
    I agree with you. I think you addressed it perfectly. Good blogging. Keep up the great job!
    virtuozzo
    Replied over 12 years ago
    I agree with you. I think you addressed it perfectly. Good blogging. Keep up the great job!
    virtuozzo
    Replied over 12 years ago
    I agree with you. I think you addressed it perfectly. Good blogging. Keep up the great job!
    virtuozzo
    Replied over 12 years ago
    I agree with you. I think you addressed it perfectly. Good blogging. Keep up the great job!
    virtuozzo
    Replied over 12 years ago
    I agree with you. I think you addressed it perfectly. Good blogging. Keep up the great job!
    Dog Tricks
    Replied over 12 years ago
    Nice article full of informations. thanks for sharing.