5 Qualities of a Great Realtor

Posted by:
Dennis Nottingham
September 22, 2020
5 minutes, 47 seconds
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In this article, we are bringing you 5 qualities every realtor should have! 

“I will forever believe that buying a home is a great investment. Why? Because you can’t live in a stock certificate. You can’t live in a mutual fund”

― Oprah Winfrey

  1. Easy Going
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The process of selling your home and finding a new one is stressful enough. Having a professional who is level-headed and easy going can be a remedy to the chaos.

Having a realtor who is both respectful and friendly is the perfect mix. This also allows for better communication between clients and agents, keeping possible misunderstandings at bay.

As a realtor, it's important to keep clients feeling optimistic and in good spirits when selling their old home and purchasing a new one, as this is both a financial and emotional process for them. Be patient and considerate with clients to have a great turn out, and be someone who they would refer friends or other family members to.

  1. Knowledgeable
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As a professional, you should be well-versed in your field and able to speak on a variety of topics, offering beneficial information.

It’s important to spend time researching and gaining knowledge in your field. This will allow you to be a realtor who stays up-to-date with changes in the market and someone who knows how to effectively handle all real estate needs. This will build your credibility as a realtor and markets you as a true professional who understands their craft.

Take the time to listen to podcasts, watch interviews and read books that will keep you informed. If this is something you truly care about and want to excel in, you will find the time to work on your craft.

  1. Problem Solver
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Being a problem solver is crucial in just about every situation; a realtor is no different.

As mentioned above, selling an old home and buying a new one is an emotional process. Clients need a professional who truly knows real estate and who is able to think outside the box in order to achieve the best outcome possible. They don’t know the best way to navigate this market and are looking to you for guidance.

Being a problem solver is one of the best qualities a realtor can have because no matter what the situation may be, these realtors are able to think out of the box in order to have the client in a home that’s both beautiful, in budget and meets other desired criteria. 

  1. Interest in Interior Design
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Having genuine interest in interior design is icing on the cake as a realtor.

This shows that you care about the fine details of a home. The process of helping someone sell and buy a home isn’t purely for money, but because you have a genuine interest in homes, and this extends to architecture and interior design.

You can find interior design inspiration on social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram. You can also find inspiration by watching home shows on HGTV or by looking through magazines such as Architectural Digest.

These mediums will help build your knowledge in interior design and allow you to offer some great decor and reconstruction recommendations to clients. They will appreciate your eye for design and passion for homes.

  1. Honesty
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As the saying goes, honesty is the best policy.

Never show dishonesty to clients during the home selling and buying process. Always be upfront about the condition of a home, the neighborhood and pricing.

The client’s well-being and safety (both physical health and financial) should always be at the forefront of any transaction. Be sure they understand every detail of the home, possible repairments that need to be made, or other things that you would want to know about a home and area if the tables were turned.

In being a realtor that puts honesty at the forefront, clients will be able to trust your services and feel more comfortable in the process.

There are people who believe a realtor isn’t necessary because they may find them untrustworthy. Be a realtor who clients can trust and would recommend you to others.

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