Real Estate Training Has To Adjust For Changing Market
I had a great meeting with my Office Manager and administrators yesterday, and it was primarily focused on revamping our real estate training calendar.
I am proud to have the best trained real estate agents in Tallahassee, but I also know that a changing market requires a change to the ways that we help people sell a home and/or buy a home.
My question to you as a reader is "have you ever considered how much money you save or lose in your real estate transaction solely based upon the real estate training that your agent has received?
Critical Real Estate Training
If you have bought or sold more than one home in your life, then you probably have experienced situations in which critical real estate training had been overlooked.
To be a real estate agent in Florida, you need less than 70 hours of education (which you can get online in less than 1 week) and you have to pass a single multiple-choice test.
Anybody who has passed that test is as legally qualified to help you sell or buy a home as am I. But are they really as well prepared to negotiate the best deal for you?
The playing field in the Tallahassee real estate market is not level. There are some wonderfully trained real estate agents and there are some that have hung around a long time without really learning a thing.
There are brand-new agents learning and growing, and there are seasoned veterans that have not kept up with the times.
The fact is there is critical real estate training that agents should be attending throughout their careers, and the best trained agents are the ones you need to hire when it comes time to sell a home in Tallahassee, Florida.
We know the contract better, we have better ancillary business training and relationships, and we have a better process for our customers. Putting these benefits together typically means our customers get a far better deal than people who merely work with a "friend who is in real estate."
Consider somebody who is buying a home today for $500,000 to $600,000. It is my belief that an exceptional agent can be worth 10% to 15% more than somebody who does not have advanced real estate training on contract negotiations and a smart home-buying plan. If this were you, do you really want to leave $50,000 to $60,000 on the table just to work with your friend?
Updating The Real Estate Training Schedule
The Tallahassee real estate market has moved into the next level of the housing market recovery. This means that demand is rising, inventory levels are falling, thus buyers and sellers will need a process to ensure that they negotiate the best deal possible.
Think about it. When you buy or sell a home, it is unique enough that you can't just jump online to see if the value is good.
It's not like buying a car where you can check your 2005 Ford Taurus against all the other ones like it. Your home is unique, and you want to make sure that the agent that helps you buy it, or sell it, has excelled in the real estate classes that will guide you to an exceptional transaction.
And that is why I want our customers to know that we are updating our real estate training schedule.
We provide daily real estate training for our agents so that they will provide the absolute top customer service in the business.
They know the contract better than the competition, they know the market better than the competition, and they know how to control the real estate transaction in a manner that will save you money.
Our real estate training is built around you and your needs, and if you would like to have the best real estate agents deliver this service to you, please drop me a note and we can schedule a time to review your goals and needs.