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What does it take to be a Realtor? I am considering it

Posted on Jul 17, 2010 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

What does it take to be a Realtor? I am considering it. 

What does it take to be a Realtor? This morning I was going thru my e-mails and there was an e-mail from someone who reached out to me and wanted to know what my views were. He stated that …. I am considering relocating from Minnesota to Los Angeles, CA.

Once I established that he has not been in the Real Estate business outside of his own purchase, this is what I wrote to him. Let me know what I forgot to mention.

I find that as long as you have a good demeanor, people skills and can generate potential buyers and sellers that is a large part.

  IF you can do that, than you need to be available to your clients and potential clients and agents. I do this from early morning to late evening. I am on the Internet, on the phone and showing properties in the late morning to late afternoon seven days a week. The old adage what you put in is what you get out. Please try to Google my name and you will see where you can find me, that takes work and time to be out there……

 The most challenging and personally enjoyable is the Negotiations, once you have an offer, if you represent the seller, to get the most money and best terms for them. Conversely when a buyer likes a property to get it for them for the least amount of money….

 So in a nutshell: 1. be Internet savvy, 2. be available, 3. be a marketing genius, 4. be a strong negotiator, 5. Be a teacher 6. Have patience7. Do it full time and have money to get thru the first deal it could take 6 months or more. 8. Treat it as a business 9.Be fair to your clients and your agents. 10. Treat them as you would like to be treated, 11. Be honest, 12. Try to create long term relationships, 13. Keep your perspective and not go into an emotional roller coaster ride during the search, negotiations and escrow period.

 If you can go to sleep and have three escrows and then when you wake up all three fell apart and then you can continue working without crying and emotionally becoming a wreck than you can be successful in this business.


If you are a consumer  who is considering buying  or selling  a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 (USA) or email me at  or visit one of my websites at  Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a portion of My commission to Local Animal Rescue Organizations.  

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