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5 Skills You Need To Be a Great Real Estate Agent

A lot of people dive into the world of real estate assuming that it’s an easy job.  However, after a few months, they start to see that there is a lot more that goes into it than merely getting a cut on a sale.  Since people are depending on you to guide them through possibly one of the biggest and most important transactions of their lives, it’s up to the real estate agent to ensure the process goes smoothly.

If you’ve been considering a career in real estate, and want to know if you’ve got what it takes, here are some of the most important qualities that you should have.

 

Conversational Skills

As a real estate agent, it’s up to you to find your own clients.  A good agent knows that everyone is a potential customer, and has conversations with ease. Starting up a conversation with people who may not be very chatty is a crucial skill.

They have expert ease at being able to gain a customer without seeming overly eager or salesy.  Since they’re in contact with people throughout the entire day, liking people and being able to talk with them is a must.

 

Punctuality

A busy agent is often running all over the place throughout the workday.  From getting houses valued, to meeting other agents, to meeting clients and organizing open houses.  It’s important to show your clients that you’re a reliable and punctual employee.

When so many people are counting on you, and often your day involves time-sensitive material, it’s essential to live by the standard that five minutes early is on time, and anything past that is late.

 

Attention To Detail

Since an agent is helping their client often understand complicated terminology and contracts, they have to be able to read all of the clauses terms and conditions down to a T.  Missing even the slightest detail could be disastrous for a customer who is counting on their agent.

They have to be extremely observant to avoid getting themselves or their clients into dangerous contractual agreements.

 

Understanding Of Terminology

Although it’s relatively simple to get your real estate license, it doesn’t mean that you’re qualified to handle every situation.  You should know real estate terminology like the back of your hand. If a client has a question about a term that’s being thrown around in a sale, a good agent knows exactly what it means without having to call their broker or turn to Google.

 

Patience

Often your clients are hesitant about making moves which are too sudden.  When there are hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake, there can be doubts about making the right decisions.

The mark of a good agent is to be patient with your clients and not rush them into hasty decisions.