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Realtors: Different, But We Work Together

Did you know that as real estate agents and Realtors, we are unique in that our industry has it’s direct competitors in a situation where we are also each other’s greatest asset.  We must network and work together, representing our own clients, yet with a common goal within a property transaction.  Our local market has about a 96% percent rate of 2 Realtors (9 times out of 10 from different companies) working together to close a property transaction, did you know that?  Did you know it is rarely, in the current real estate culture of the united states, the listing agent that brings the buyer to the table? It is a mutual “co-broke” where 2 Realtors, each representing their own client, work together for a buyer and seller to close a property.

As Realtors we need to remember that this business is a business of competition and cooperation all rolled into one.  We are in a unique career and industry, real estate, that allows for both to co-exist.  But do we do it well?  Do we remember we have a priority of serving our client and to protect the public, but also to work ethically and in conjunction with fellow real estate professionals no matter what brokerage they are affiliated with?  How much better would our persona as Realtors to not only the public and our clients be, but to all who have a bad taste in their mouth when it comes to realtors, if we treated each other the way we wanted to be treated? I think there are some key things we can remember and put into practice everyday to make sure we keep this at the front of our mind every day.

  1.  The golden rule always – not only to our clients and customers, but also to every Realtor we work with.
  2. Network – get to know your fellow realtors.  Don’t live on island.  You will be a more successful Realtor in the long run when you are involved, and have the right reputation with the Realtor community in your local area.
  3. Realtors are Human – Unfortunately, we are human.  We make mistakes.  The critical part, is will you own up to it and admit when you have done something wrong?

If you can focus on being your best, and bringing out the best in those around you.  If you put others ahead of your self and realize that as a Realtor, we are here to serve.  You career has a success trajectory that no one can stand in the way of. – Career – Chris Ward BIC Page – Alexae