10 Qualities of a Real Estate Agent
Ann Susan Paul | 25 February 2021
Being a successful real estate agent in a highly competitive world is challenging. With thousands of people deciding to pursue real estate as a career, the need to stand out is crucial. If you want to become one, here are the top qualities you must have.
The real estate industry is a vast ocean with an elaborate network of players. Between the buyer and the seller, there are several parties involved – mortgage agents, appraisers, contractors, and property management firms, just to name a few. In order to ensure that clients’ needs are efficiently addressed, you need to be a well-organized real estate agent. And that is why investors and buyers are always on the lookout for the best realtors.
A successful, well-connected real estate agent adds value to his or her clients. Moreover, the agent would have mastered all the skills needed to do so. Here are some of them.
A Successful Real Estate Agent Has Strong Negotiation Skills
One of the most important qualities a property agent should have is strong negotiation skills. Your commission, selling and listing prices, and other terms and conditions almost always depend on your negotiation skills. Meanwhile, it is also important to stay calm and patient while dealing with touch clients.
A Successful Real Estate Agent Has an Impressive Personality
To be successful as a real estate agent, your clients must find you easy to talk to and approachable. With an impressive personality, you will automatically attract your clients’ confidence. Once you have their confidence, it will be easier for you to negotiate deals.
A Successful Real Estate Agent Is Honest and Trustworthy
People are smarter than ever before. They would certainly do a minor background check on you. And your reputation will travel faster than you think. Maintaining high ethical standards and demonstrating an honest and trustworthy behaviour will help you build a successful career in real estate.
A Successful Real Estate Agent Has A Strong Network
Top real estate agents always have a strong network. Hence, it is crucial to building everlasting connections, maintaining relationships with your clients and peer. This can help you befriend industry leaders and learn from them. Moreover, you will also be able to collect reliable references for your career.
A Successful Real Estate Agent Is Detail-Oriented
Another quality of a successful real estate agent is the attention to detail. It demonstrates that you are willing to put your clients’ needs at first. Clients will certainly respect you for listening, and the way to prove to them that you are listening is by capturing the little details.
A Successful Real Estate Agent Has Strong Communications Skills
Communication is an integral part of day-to-day activity if you want to pursue a real estate career. Hence, you must maintain good communications skills – written and verbal. Your body language should also reflect high standards. Above all, you should know when to stop and listen.
A Successful Real Estate Agent Has Extensive Market Knowledge
Most clients rely on the knowledge of their agents to make investment decisions. To capture their confidence, you need to demonstrate market knowledge. Be aware of the latest transactions and price trends in the neighbourhood as well as the relevant real estate laws in the region.
A Successful Real Estate Agent is Passionate About Closing Property Deals
The real estate job market attracts a high number of candidates as its earning potential is higher than most other sectors. However, only those who have an underlying passion for the job will make it to the top list. If you seem bord, clients may not find you reliable.
A Successful Real Estate Agent Has High Standards and Work Ethics
Investors and sellers are looking for those agents who take due diligence and ethics seriously. If you do not establish yourself as some who does the right thing, they may lose confidence in you. Hence, you should be careful that you do not indulge in any unethical dealings.
A Successful Real Estate Agent is Proactive and Persistent
Real estate deals do not happen over one day. It may take weeks of site visits, viewings, negotiations, and discussions to close a deal. You should be willing to persistently follow-up with your clients and be proactive in communicating the details of the deal.
If you think you have these qualities, then you are a good fit for the real estate industry. To join D&B’s ever-growing pool of talented and enthusiastic real estate professionals, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.