In hiring a full-time agent, it’s important to look past their mere certification and examine their track record.
One question we get asked a lot from people is, “Should I hire a full-time agent?”
A full-time agent is preferable, but just because someone says they’re a full-time agent doesn’t necessarily mean that they have a great marketing plan or have valuable negotiating experience. The real answer to this question, depends on whether they have a full-time track record.
Whether you should hire a full-time agent depends on their track record.
How does a track record get cultivated?
We at 14 Moves Real Estate Network, for example, pride ourselves on having a very aggressive training program. Any agent that joins us goes through this program and continues onward with a variety of other training classes throughout the year. We invest a lot of time and energy every morning over the phone to make sure that your real estate agent can offer the best marketing plan and the best negotiating expertise to help you through the process. We also make sure our agents can handle things that we don’t often think about as consumers, such as inspections, appraisals, and title issues.
In most states, obtaining a real estate license only takes about 90 to 120 hours. Becoming a barber, by comparison, can take up to 2,000 hours. As you can see, it doesn’t mean much for a person just to say that they’re a certified Realtor. When it comes to hiring a full-time agent, experience and track record are what count.
If you have any more questions about how to choose the right full-time agent or want to know more about our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Just give us a call or send us an email, and we’d be happy to help.