Debunking Some Real Estate Myths

Real estate agents are paid a salary.

‌In spite of what many think, most people don’t get the truth about how agents bring home the bacon.

There must be a monetary compensation gliding out of sight that supports agents — all things considered, how could it be that they can show up so well-groomed, professional and polished while facilitating lavish broker events, open houses, or other promoting exercises, showing clients around town throughout the day and getting them lunch?

‌Attention potential house shoppers and sellers simply testing the market: the broker’s time and costs are 100 percent on them.

‌There is no base compensation or repayment for the time and cash they’ve consumed regardless of the result, whether it’s 500 or more messages or long periods of research, guidance, critical thinking, trouble-shooting, giving knowledge via telephone, or making endless excursions to show property.

How might you feel if your manager chose, as a feature of its cost-cutting, to not give you a check for all of your work and energy put in, particularly on a major venture that included a huge measure of time and effort on evenings, holidays and ends of the week?

Marketing costs aren’t the broker’s obligation.

‌Talking about things that most people think a brokerage pays for in the interest of an agent — remember the promoting costs!

‌Consider the few thousand dollars for video production, 3-D tours, digital marketing campaigns, specialty websites, broker open house events, the local orchestra group of four playing on a celebrity lane welcoming forthcoming purchasers — also the creativity that goes into the printing of pamphlets and so forth.

‌That’s right, this advertising and marketing are brought to you by — your neighborhood inviting realtor (sorry no corporate support was accessible), who didn’t request that the seller contribute one dime, even in the wake of consenting to limit commission to please the seller.

‌What’s more, when the merchant doesn’t pursue the specialist’s recommendation, won’t work with an offer that was gotten on the grounds that it was “excessively low” and eventually chooses to pull the house off the market?

‌No matter.

An agent’s gas, mileage, and other transportation costs are repaid.

On the off chance that brokerages had a “transportation fund” to repay agents for these things.

The 25 outings to show purchasers homes each time another one hits the market — just for the purchaser to sit back and watch if something better tags along.

The three days spent driving all over town with a migrating purchaser who chooses not to wind up moving to that city.

The umpteen outings to a posting, preparing for showings, and persistently keeping an eye on the empty property; or meeting merchants temporary workers, picture takers, and so on — none of it is paid for by anybody except the agent.

‌Crashing into new development neighborhoods that are overflowing with tire-puncturing nails — the gas, tolls, vehicle mileage, and upkeep — everything all that includes, and all of that, everything is on the agent.

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