2010 Year in Review — Realtor’s Version

Looking back over 2010, a lot of Realtors had years like Felix Hernandez — minus the accolades.

Felix who?

Felix Hernandez is the Seattle Mariners’ pitcher who just won the AL Cy Young award, despite only having a measly 13 wins (he also had 232 strikeouts and a league-leading 2.27 ERA).

Stellar Performance in a Tough Market

What made those statistics award-winning is that Hernandez compiled them for a last-place team, the 61-101 Mariners.

Similarly, many Realtors have done stellar, tireless work this year marketing and showing homes, educating their clients about the process, writing offers, etc.

However, due to a slow housing market and still-recovering economy, they have few decisions (closed deals) to show for it.

(Real estate really should — but doesn’t — have something analogous to baseball’s ERA, or earned run average.)

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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