Chuck’s Perspective

Brand new real estate licensees are often contacted by the larger companies immediately upon receiving their licenses, for the purpose of recruiting them. The prevailing rationale among these offices is that nearly everyone knows or is related to someone who is a potential listing or buying client. If the newcomer decides to pursue such an offering, he or she will probably receive training before being allowed to practice, and the more responsible companies may require that the newbie assist a more experienced agent before being allowed to go “solo”.

I suppose that it has to be that way for many aspiring real estate practitioners, although in some other offices, such as this one, even our trainees are experienced business professionals…otherwise they needn’t apply here. Many retirees from non-business related jobs, or recent college grads, may not possess the requisite tools for making the move to a position that can entail serious legal and financial responsibilities. There’s something inherently irresponsible, and even a bit frightening about the concept of a neophyte being entrusted with the responsibility of selling someone else’s property…property that could be worth more money than many of us earn in a lifetime…or with the job of acting as a buyer’s agent in the negotiation and purchase of a similarly valuable property.

It remains puzzling that otherwise intelligent consumers often entrust such responsibilities to eminently unqualified representatives. I can’t recall the last time a potential client asked how long I’ve been practicing real estate, or why I considered myself qualified to represent them. But if they did, or if they asked one of my agents similar questions, they would be assured that their interests were in secure, experienced hands.

Make sure that the agent you choose to work with has the proven qualifications to protect your interests and your investment, and don’t be shy about asking for references.

Chuck Leigh, GRI

Chuck’s Perspective

Brand new real estate licensees are often contacted by the larger companies immediately upon receiving their licenses, for the purpose of recruiting them. The prevailing rationale among these offices is that nearly everyone knows or is related to someone who is a potential listing or buying client. If the newcomer decides to pursue such an offering, he or she will probably receive training before being allowed to practice, and the more responsible companies may require that the newbie assist a more experienced agent before being allowed to go “solo”.

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