1. How long have your been doing this.
2. Why did you choose the career path
3. Have you any kind of professional affiliations like with the National Association of Realtors, the MLS in the area, or designations your have earned, like a GRI, or CRS, or ....
A good agent has passion for the business... they are not a housewife or a retired city worker who got a license to stay active.
Most agents behind the scenes will have conversations about customers. A common remark is, "Buyer's are lairs"... so be truthful. It will serve you well and build a lasting relationship to help you obtain what is usually one of the most expensive things any person will buy in their life.
I would love to be able to sell property after property to these wannabe investors. They have to realize that they are not going to swim in huge positive cash flow on a nicely located, bread and butter, leveraged property if they appropriately include vacancy, delinquency and maintenance reserves in the calculation. and, if they plan to use a professional property management firm to handle getting their place rented and maintained. They have to recognize that other investors competing against them for properties either have advantages like I do, or the other investors see the majority of their gains coming through: 1. forced savings through principal reduction. 2. Increase in property value through market appreciation. 3. Income tax savings through use of depreciation for tax purposes. To see the entire article, go to:
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