I HAVE A FRIEND WHO SELLS REAL ESTATE PART TIME SHOULD I USE HIM?

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Professional Asociates 74203

I have been asked this question a lot in my career.  You can insert relative for friend also.  Is this a good idea?  Probably not.  In this be available 24/7 atmosphere it is tough to do real estate part time.  The biggest problem is setting the price of the home.  This is a really fluid market with prices being the #1 reason why a home doesn't sell.  You need to be an expert in valuing homes especially if you want the appraisal to come into value.

I suppose if you are doing an entry only listing it doesn't matter.  You aren't doing anything for the seller.  If phone calls aren't returned in a timely fashion the buyers move on to the next home.  There has to be a sense of urgency in selling homes.  While inventory is decreasing it is still at historic levels.

The answer is no to using a part time real estate agent.  You should choose a full time experience Realtor when selling.

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Wayne Martin
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Would you rely on a part time doctor? Would you want to represented in court by a part time lawyer? Would you want a part time stockbroker? Then, why is it OK to use a part time Realtor? Nuff said!!

May 12, 2012 04:45 AM
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Ah, the age old question.............probably best not to go with the part timer friend or relative.

May 12, 2012 05:56 AM
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Conrad Allen
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Nobody would Wayne and they shouldn't with real estate sales.

Not at all Roger.  You never rent to friends or relatives.

May 12, 2012 04:49 PM
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If somebody asked me that question, I would ask them about the quality of their friend as a real estate agent, are they full time and serious about their profession, if not then get a real agent, and keep your friend as a friend rather than as the agent who wasted their time and money.

May 12, 2012 07:35 PM
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Conrad Allen
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Great questions Bob

May 13, 2012 03:35 AM
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