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Real Estate Agents - are they a PITA? or are they Lucrative?-- what say you...

POLL >> Real Estate Agents - are they a PITA? or are they Lucrative?

  • Real Estate Agents are a PITA

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Real Estate Agents are Lucrative

    Votes: 5 100.0%
  • I Don't do enough work for Realtors to comment

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mrotto

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you have to realize the environment they work in. Its a go, go, go job. So when they call you will need to be ready to respond right away.

Other than that, they are the best referral machines out there. They know EVERYBODY!
 

J20770

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It depends on the agent and listing. Some want it done yesterday, some are willing to wait a few days.

Make sure the home has power and water or that you can supply those if needed. Also make sure to discuss payment BEFORE you commit to the job. Some agents are willing to pay upfront, others expect that you will wait for payment until the sale closes. That could be days to months or a year. Usually you can work with them and once you establish a rapport with them it should be smooth sailing.
 

mrotto

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funny, there have only been a couple instances where the Realtor actually paid for the job. Usually the person selling the house writes the check.

Either way, the person selling the house has put their trust in the Realtor and when the Realtor says they work with xyz painter or xyz carpet cleaner, the seller almost always goes along with that recommendation.
 

MikeGaure

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hard to vote one or another... select realtors are great, many are worthless to work for. We keep some really good ones around and they are well worth it.
definitely our experience also. had one i told too lose my number they were so bad
 
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you have to realize the environment they work in. Its a go, go, go job. So when they call you will need to be ready to respond right away.

Other than that, they are the best referral machines out there. They know EVERYBODY!
How do you personally manage to balance keeping an orderly stable schedule but still remaining available for when the go, go, go realtors call?
 
Nov 24, 2012
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It depends on the agent and listing. Some want it done yesterday, some are willing to wait a few days.

Make sure the home has power and water or that you can supply those if needed. Also make sure to discuss payment BEFORE you commit to the job. Some agents are willing to pay upfront, others expect that you will wait for payment until the sale closes. That could be days to months or a year. Usually you can work with them and once you establish a rapport with them it should be smooth sailing.
Do you actively go out to find Realtors or do they typically find you?

And the Realtors that you have worked for in the past, what %percentage% of them call you within a 6-12 month period?
 
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hard to vote one or another... select realtors are great, many are worthless to work for. We keep some really good ones around and they are well worth it.
like "select" Realtors.

How do you determine which Realtors are 'select' and which to throw in the dumpster fire?
 
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I have a bunch of awesome realtors that throw tons of work my way, but I also have a wont work for that realtor list because they gave jobs and never paid...

mostly its awesome

LOL... i wish i had kept a list of the deadbeats.

I wish there was a way to disqualify the deadbeats before they tie up time & resources. Somehow they always seem to sneak in.

Did your past deadbeat realtors find you via SEO or Social Media marketing or were they referred to you?
 
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funny, there have only been a couple instances where the Realtor actually paid for the job. Usually the person selling the house writes the check.

Either way, the person selling the house has put their trust in the Realtor and when the Realtor says they work with xyz painter or xyz carpet cleaner, the seller almost always goes along with that recommendation.

Nice.

I agree. Trust is already Built In.

No song and dance, USP, selling...etc required.
The customers are literally following orders/demands to use us.

This is Nirvana!!! - lol
 

Jim Davisson

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We work with a few, one in particular is great. Schedules ahead, doesn't care about price and pays in 2 days. She has a couple vendors for each modality that have different price points, we only get the tough carpet and tile jobs, which is totally ok. I track and reward Realtors when it's time to do work at there house, speaking to their wallet works well for jobs that require zero advertising.
 

jtsunbrite

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LOL... i wish i had kept a list of the deadbeats.

I wish there was a way to disqualify the deadbeats before they tie up time & resources. Somehow they always seem to sneak in.

Did your past deadbeat realtors find you via SEO or Social Media marketing or were they referred to you?
no they were referrals themselves