Who's on your Real Estate Team?

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Real Estate Agent with Frankly Real Estate Inc.

Who’s on your Real Estate Team?

Who's on your Real Estate Team?
My personal opinion is that real estate “teams”, meaning a group of 2 or more agents operating their real estate business as a “team”, is not something I am comfortable with, it is  not my style.

Your real estate team should function much like a softball team. You are the pitcher, on the mound surrounded by the other players, catcher (your Realtor®), first base (Lender), second base (Title company) and third base (inspectors: home, well, septic, radon, etc.). The other field positions are filled with licensed contractors who can correct any negotiated issues with the property. On the bleachers are your circle of friends and family whom you draw support, opinions and confide in for major decisions in your life. In my personal opinion, that’s a winning team.

Who’s on your Real Estate Team?

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Kamal Salim
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My team is 14 Real Estate Professionals strong. I have 2 Listing Agents, 8 Buyers agents, and 4 "Hybrid" Agents that are both Listing and Buyer agents, a Closing Coordinator and my assistant. No softball involved,  just a lot of sales. Lenders, Title companies, Inspectors, etc... are there to support us, only after we make the sale. 

April 30, 2012 08:24 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Diane, I think you might relate to this post...Being a Solo Broker With a Team. 

April 30, 2012 08:43 PM
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I want to be on your team Diane, what's it going to take to make your squad?

May 01, 2012 12:31 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Diane, For us, it's the two of us operating together, each with different skill sets that complement.  We also have the other supporting team members, although the buyers often come with their own lender and sometimes a preference for home inspectors.  We're pretty selective as to who is on our recommended team roster. 

May 01, 2012 03:39 AM
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Kathryn Maguire
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GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881

And, like a good coach, it is the Realtor who helps to assemble the best team possible for our clients!

May 01, 2012 06:02 AM
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Diane M. Phillips
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Frankly Real Estate Inc.

Kamal ~ Sounds like an awesome team.

Margaret ~ I can defiantly relate, thanks for sharing the post.

Tom ~ Thanks! I'd like to have you on my team.

Kathryn ~ Right!

 

May 01, 2012 09:08 AM
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Ken Brandon
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Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC)

And you must ensure the "right" people are on the team. If your softball team doesn't have skilled players...they probably won't win many games. Same holds true for a real estate team. This is why the recruiting process is critical to ensure you have the right people on the right seats on the bus.

May 01, 2012 09:16 AM
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JodiAnn Garone
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Diane,

 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us....I agree a great team makes all the difference. If your working with all the right people than everything usually falls right into place.

Have a great day!

JodiAnn

May 03, 2012 05:42 AM
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Debb Janes
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Hi Diane,

 I too  like to work solo, but have a team of experts who play different roles to make it all come together.  Value added...:)

May 03, 2012 09:24 AM
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Diane M. Phillips
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Ken ~ I agree and like the bus anology.

JodiAnn ~ That's what we strive for, everything falling into place.

Debb ~ That's how I like to work too.

May 06, 2012 06:36 PM
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Bridget McGee
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Diane,  I am proud to be on your team!  Thanks for the link.  I look forward to lots in the WIN column as we move forward in 2012~~!

Warm Regards,  Maryland Mortgage Mama

May 09, 2012 11:40 PM
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Ellie McIntire
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I guess we have the same team members. Bridget is on my team too.

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