Gone are the days when a homeowner could place a for sale sign in the front yard and sit back waiting for a buyer. Today’s buyers are using technology to find homes with the touch of a button. The real estate market is competitive and competition for new homes is fierce. For this reason, it’s not unusual for multiple offers to hit the table. It’s just as common for a home seller to price their home incorrectly and lose the interest of potential buyers. With all these things to consider, should you reply on a real estate agent who only works within the realm of real estate on a part time basis? Choosing a full-time real estate agent to sell your home is the smart choice in today’s real estate market climate.
⭐️ Full Time Real Estate Experience
Being a full-time real estate agent means being connected to what’s happening within the real estate market on a daily basis. Because their attention is not divided between multiple careers, they are focused on building their real estate knowledge and experience. Because their time is not divided, they can receive new information in a timely manner that could make a difference in the sale of your home.
🙋♀️ Importance of Communication
There’s nothing quite as frustrating as trying to connect with a real estate agent who doesn’t have the time to return your calls or alert you when important information comes across their desk that impacts the sale of your property. Even with the best intentions, a part-time real estate agent may not be able to receive an offer and get it to you in a timely manner. A full-time real estate agent has dedicated themselves to communicating at a high level by setting aside full-time hours.
👥 Negotiation Skills
One of the benefits of having a full-time real estate agent is being able to count on the negotiation skills they’ve developed through consistent use. They may also have more credibility as a real estate agent who deals with other agents on a regular basis.
🏆 Training, Knowledge, and Experience
Keeping up with today’s fast-paced real estate trends takes time. While a part-time real estate agent may give their best when it comes to client services, they may not be able to keep up with the time needed to attend classes, participate in new training sessions, and visit conferences to help build connections. You want a full-time real estate agent who isn’t limited by a schedule that doesn’t include time for new information.
🌐 Marketing Resources
A full-time real estate agent typically has access to more marketing resources than a part-time agent. A full-time agent may have a team that they work with to provide a high level of client care. This same team can be a help when it comes to marketing. Aside from the team aspect, a full-time agent most likely has a larger budget to cover things like listing ads and open houses.
👭 Family Members & Friends
While you may think it’s a good idea to support friends and family members who have decided to work within the real estate market on a part-time basis, we caution you to reconsider. It’s honorable to want to show support for the people you care about when it comes to career choices, but this choice could be the difference between success and a delay when it comes to your home selling. Financial matters can be stressful on personal relationships, and you may feel less comfortable stating your needs and standing your ground in these situations. It may not be worth the stress on the relationship to risk asking them for help.
💡 Full-Time Attention
It’s true that a part-time real estate agent can successfully sell a home, but do you want to take a chance when it comes to your investment? Choosing a full-time real estate agent means full-time attention, access to resources, a higher level of communication, and a broader knowledge or skill set.
Of course, just because someone is a full-time agent doesn’t mean you should choose them by default. Ask them all the important questions related to the sale of your home. Find out how they plan to market your listing, and how they use their time to connect with potential buyers.