A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Agent

A MILE IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES

The life of a real estate agent is fast-paced, exciting, and can change from one day to the next. You’ll play many roles and wear many hats, but the rewards of being a real estate agent can be substantial. Learning how to become a real estate agent with The CE Shop will take you through the big picture of what it means to work in real estate.

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Let’s take a look into a day in the life of a real estate agent. When working with a seller, your responsibilities expand to include several things not often thought about. Your roles might include stepping into the shoes of a marketing and branding specialist to make suggestions and point out key features that will help the property sell quickly and for the desired amount. You will need high quality photos and videos of the property to accurately depict to a potential buyer what exactly they are looking at. This will require steps like staging furniture and things inside the property to make it more aesthetically pleasing. All of this ties into being a professional property promoter. Before realizing that any of this must be done you have to recognize factors in the market, and that is the role of a market and property analysis expert. Negotiating is also a key factor in being a successful real estate agent.

When working with a potential buyer, you will step directly into the role of tour guide and driver. This is the most often considered role of a realtor. Making hints and suggestions about the interior decoration options available to the buyer will improve the likability of the property. Advising on the potential for add-on structures and landscaping will help improve the perceived value of the property.

The world of real estate is surrounded with big life changes – marriages, babies, upsizing, downsizing – and some of the most exciting things about real estate are the constant changes and energy. Each and every day brings new challenges and new successes and, through education, we are with you every step of the way.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The role you play in each transaction will vary from client to client and day to day.
If you love diversity and looking at the big picture, you’ll love being in the real estate industry.

 
 

When Working with a Seller, an Agent’s Possible Roles Include:

 

When Working with a Buyer, an Agent Manages Many Different Possible Roles, Including:

 

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Marketing and brand specialist

Photographer and videographer

Professional stager

Property promoter

Market and property analysis expert

Social media specialist

Negotiator

 

 

Tour guide and driver

Interior decorator

Construction advisor

Landscape architect

Inspector

Negotiator

Market expert

 

 

 

 

 

TRENDS

The world of real estate is surrounded by big life changes – marriages, babies, upsizing, downsizing – and some of the most exciting things about real estate are the constant changes and energy. Each and every day brings new challenges and new successes and, through education, we are with you every step of the way.

 

Biggest Challenges

 

What Products and Technologies REALTORS® Value Most:

 

Today's Agents Need:

 

Latest Trends:

 

What do I do first?

What's most important?

How do I stay current with the changing market, the changing data, and my clients?

 

 

Mobility: Smartphones, iPads, Netbooks, WiFi, mobile websites, and apps

Access to files online for agents and customers
(Cloud Computing, Google Docs, Dropbox)

Automotive & travel needs
(airline & hotel discounts through preferred partner networks for customers)

Integrated phone systems and office equipment
(scanners, copiers, printers, computer systems)

Turnkey internet and social media marketing solutions … staying connected is key 

 

 

 

Marketing guidance

Technology tools

Office supply discounts & solutions

Educational resources

Legal assistance

Financial services

Insurance & risk management

Travel & automotive resources

 

 

 

Social media

Personal websites

Blogs

Videos

Consumer listing sites
(Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com)