In the past I’ve been quite critical of the pricing in terms of real estate agents. I tend to take it very seriously, and there are times when I actually feel quite sorry for them. The idea of being a “buyer’s agent” is a very new one to me, and I’m quite willing to admit that I’m not quite sure about it.
Im glad that Ive never had a problem with the fees involved in a real estate agent. I have my own agency, and I do have some pretty good relationships with the people I work with. They all seem to be very good at what they do, and they know exactly what theyre doing, and Im happy that Ive never had a problem with it.
There are some sales agents out there who seem to be more concerned with being a “good” agent than actually being a good real estate agent. That’s especially true in today’s market. People need to be able to trust an agent, and if you’re not reliable, you end up getting ripped off. Even if you do a good job, you still have to be careful of who you trust.
For a while now Ive been getting a lot of emails from realtors letting me know they were doing some of the same things I was doing. Thats why Ive decided to start a new thread here on the website. Hopefully, if the members of this forum can get past their own fears and prejudices about real estate, we can get realtors from throughout the country to share their experiences.
Sure, realtors who do the same things you do can still be trustworthy, but they have to treat you like anyone else. While you might be afraid to get involved in some of the things they do, you will realize that you have more control over how you interact with them. You have to trust that they will treat you the same.
I guess what I am saying is that real estate agents are very human, and just like you and me, they have a lot of fear and prejudice. The same goes for realtors. It’s easy to say “don’t trust them” or “trust them but be sure they are doing the right thing,” but it is very easy to do the opposite.
To be clear, realtors and real estate agents are not evil people. They are just human. They are also people. What they have to offer is what we have to offer. You can’t really help everyone, you can only help yourself.
It is very easy to make people bad. You have to start with yourself. Then it is just a matter of giving them the chance to be bad, or take a bad turn. Being bad for yourself doesn’t make you bad for others. It only shows you are not being good to yourself.
People are complex. Realtors and real estate agents are human, as are other people. But the biggest problem is they are not our best friends. They can be very selfish. In fact they are often the worst. When we start off with the idea that realtors and real estate agents are our closest friends, we can be very naive and think that they are all just going to be nice to us, and get us a nice home or a great deal.
This is not true. Realtors and real estate agents understand that they are dealing with the most important decision they will make in their lives. That decision is between them and the people they want to sell their homes to, and that decision is based on the best interests of the buyer and the seller. It is what the buyer wants, and how much they can afford.