Are You Working with a Semi-Pro?

You wouldn’t want to fly on a plane flown by a part-time pilot.

Or have your back operated on by a part-time surgeon.

But if you’re not careful, you could end up represented by a part-time Realtor.

That’s the upshot of “Swanepoel Trends Report 2010,” which notes that fewer than half of all Realtors reported that real estate sales was their primary source of household income (44%).

Caveat Home Seller

What does that mean for home sellers?

Just because you hire (and pay for) a Realtor doesn’t necessarily mean that your home is going to be well-represented and marketed.

Ask your would-be Realtor what services they provide; what their track record is; and to demonstrate that they actually know the in’s-and-out’s of handling a transaction.

Otherwise, you may be paying for full service and receiving . . . less.
About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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