As real estate agents, we understand that selling or buying a home — especially in cities like San Francisco — is a big endeavor. There is a lot at stake for the clients. This is why it’s important for clients to work with an experienced real estate agent who knows the local market inside and out.
The role of women in real estate has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Incomes are increasing, and women are moving into more senior roles.
How crucial is it for your success as an agent to only work with qualified buyers? Considering that time is money, and factoring in how many hours you spend doing consultations and showings, I’d say VERY important. It adds up quickly, right? Some real estate agents go for quantity over quality, but this approach often does not produce the most profitable results.
Helping a real estate client choose the right home loan can be just as important as helping them choose the right house. The financial process in buying a home can be stressful, so helping clients to understand the home loan process will make the home buying experience easier.
Working with a team of real estate agents and specialists has several big advantages. It’s not just about sharing the workload; it’s about leveraging one another so that everyone is performing at their optimal levels.
When you’re staging a house for a client during the holidays, you may run across a client who wants reds, silvers, blues and golds and other holiday-style cheer thrown into the mix. Indulging in festive staging may create a cozy winter wonderland, but there’s a risk of losing the house’s real charm amid the holiday kitsch. You’re selling a home after all, not a festive stage prop.
It’s not that hard to sell a home in today’s San Francisco real estate market, but I’m not saying that anyone can do it. As you know, real estate sales are complicated and full of risk and liability. Most homeowners are way too subjective or emotional to effectively market and sell a home themselves.