Real estate is a team sport! Try playing it alone and you'll quickly learn you are playing a losing game. True some homes are bought and sold strictly between the seller and buyer, however most properties are sold using the services of a real estate company.
When this is done there are so many players on the team and keeping everyone at the top of their game is very important. Not only are there many players sometimes we, as real estate agents, even switch positions. Their are times our assigned position is Listing Agent. We are then representing the seller. When we are the Selling Agent we are positioned to help the Buyer.
No matter which position we are assigned, we need the services of many others.
Listed below are the players generally involved in these transactions. Depending on the nature of the transaction their may be others. These are the players that typically perform the jobs needed to win the game.
- Buyers agent (aka Selling Agent)
- Home Inspectors
- Llisting Agents
- Mortgage Lenders
- Property Owners Associations
- Radon Inspectors
- Radon Mitigators
- Settlement Companies
- Well/Septic/Termite Inspectors
We all know what it takes for a team to win. It requires team work and team spirit. Everyone has to have the same goal in mind...to make it happen.
It also takes leaders. We know the value of the quarterback and the point guard. They coach the team in the midst of play. Agents can be those leaders, in the forefront setting the tone and aiding their clients from play to play.
As an agent are you able to be a team player or do you only want to go it alone?
Like every team sport, there are winners and losers. There are times the transaction does not close. There's no win. Nevertheless, every player shoulld come away feeling they had done everything they could to make it work.
When the game is lost Sellers, Buyers, Listing Agents, and Buyers Agents pick up the pieces. Once that's done they are usually ready to play again.
For the commited agents, the game is definitely in their blood.