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What are qualities a good real estate agent needs to have?

I am not a real estate agent but I just wanted to know some things about what are the main skills you have to have to be one.

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The primary traits of a good real estate agent is be an effective listener as well as a communicator and understand the desires and needs of potential clients. You should also be able to get along well with those you would need to accomplish your goal, such as title officers, escrow closing agents, insurance agents and those in the mortgage lending industry. You would also need to be able to write an effective marketing plan. This plan should keep the clients coming in the doors on a regular basis. Many other things go into making a real estate agent successful, in my opinion these are the most important. I hope this has been of some benefit to you,good luck. FIGHT ON
May 11, 2017
Real estate agents are self employed so you must have good business skills - record keeping for tax purposes, marketing, managing...-the same skills a self employed plumber must have. Additionally, to succeed in real estate, you must have an outgoing (some would say pushy) personality, very active in civil and social circles for networking (most listings come from referrals), people skills (how to read people, know when and how to mollify or encourage clients), mediate disputes (not legally but no house has sold without give and take and negotiating), you need to know the market-what kind of property is desired and what is available, what social and economic issues or problems have occurred that impact prop values -are they putting in a new highway, did the major local employer just lay off or move to another state?. Much more but I am sure others will chime in.
May 11, 2017

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