Buying a home and selling a property is not an easy process that is why we are hiring a real estate agent to assist the buyers and sellers with their needs. But have you ever wonder what would be a day in a life of a real estate agent? If buying and selling a property is in very challenging in the part of a buyer and the seller’s side. What more is the typical life of a real estate agent. Real estate agent as defined by Wikipedia encyclopedia as a person who acts as an intermediary between sellers and buyers of real estate or real property and attempts to find sellers who wish to sell and buyers who wish to buy.
The typical life of a real estate agent varies depending on a day to day basis. Sometimes there are not enough hours for them in a day. There were also times that it slows down. Just to give you an overview about the life of a typical real estate agent here are just some of the activities that they do.
Usually a real estate broker or a real estate agent hires an assistant to do the administrative duties because it consumes a lot of their time. Some administrative duties includes the following:
- Completing and submitting real estate documents
- Schedule Meetings and appointments
- Creating Flyers, distributing and making promotional materials
- Creating or making Virtual Tours
- Work as a Transaction coordinator
- Making Phone Calls
- Email Correspondence
- Updating Websites and Social Media
- Developing marketing plans for listings
- Data entry
- Posting on MLS
A successful real estate agent knows how to generate leads. Of course, without the buyer and a seller there would be no transactions and therefore there are no commissions.
Working with Clients
Typically, real estate brokers or agents spend their day working with their clients. For example, if a real estate agent is working for a buyer most of the task that they do is they will look for listings that matches his client needs. Assist the client in getting pre-approval if the buyer will buy the property using a mortgage loan. Then he will schedule the showing and make an offer to the seller. Real estate agent also accompany client to inspect the property as well as other activities. On the other hand, here is the task that they typically do when working with sellers. They prepare listing presentations; take photos and videos of the property, list the property on the MLS, negotiate with the buyer’s agent. Assist the client until the closing of the transaction.
They don’t stop learning
Real estate agents are licensed in a state where they operate and they are required to continue their education to maintain an active license status. In addition to that, for them to become successful and more competitive with their career, agents pursue their certifications and designations. By doing this they were able to improved their credential and marketability.