I've been in real estate several years with an extensive background in business and banking and do not consider myself an expert or specialist in the field of real estate. I often think that the agent who advertises the most in print and Internet regardless of experience will bring the most clients and may promote the individual act of proclaiming to be a real estate expert. Purchasing designations seem to be a growing trend as well.
I realized later in my career that real estate is a numbers game at most requiring little experience. The more clients an agent has in the pipeline usually results in agent success in the industry. Unfortunately, my business skills have not made a significant impact as a broker in real estate as I thought it would.
I too would love to hear from the general public. Great question!!
So you only see 1 or 2 true experts per area? Hmm...interesting thought. I will ponder this the rest of the day. Thanks for the response Sergio and J.
I hear you there! I agree - a lot of agents sell themselves non-stop. but we both know most of those agents probably won't even dare answer any of the posted questions on here; fearing they don't really know the answer.
I hope buyers and sellers will give us their point of view for why they chose one agent over another and why.
Thanks for your response!