This is an excellent explanation of the "why" some things cost as much as they do. Sometimes the consumer perceives the effort as minimal because the time expended was less than minimal.
Rarely is it the length of the process.
The knowledge is very often much more important than the time required. Your doctor does not charge by the time although many times we would like to see it happen!
Selling a home requires execution of a plan of action. Efficient execution by a knowledgeable real estate agent should not diminish from the skill required.
Perhaps a real estate agent should lose commission the longer a home stays on the market....
Knowing Where To Put The Chalk Mark
There's a story that once upon a time there was a giant turbine that was out of balance. Try as they might, the company experts couldn't get it back into balance so a specialist from outside the company was called in. The specialist arrives, examines the turbine for a few minutes, walks over to the turbine, pulls a piece of chalk out of his pocket, puts a mark on the turbine and says "Add a one pound weight here".
The specialist presents his bill for $10,000. The company representative almost blows a gasket "$10,000???!!! Are you kidding me?? You were only here for FIVE minutes!! I need to understand this $10,000 fee!"
Then the specialist itemizes the bill:
- $1 for chalk
- $9,999 for knowing where to use the chalk
Now to many people we probably seem like the specialist that walks in and places that chalk mark. At a glance it might seem to some people that we "don't do much" and people that don't understand the intricacies of our business might think all we do is open doors for buyers and stick signs in the yard for sellers.
But honestly, what we do is MUCH more complicated than merely opening doors and driving a sign in the yard. Our job requires considerable experience to be successful in helping you realize your real estate goals. The pros and cons of a property, how & where to market, the language to write in a contract, all skills established transaction after transaction.
Putting our experience to work for you is how we place our chalk marks. What you see on the surface might seem simple, but knowing the pitfalls to each transaction is where we prove our expertise. Providing you the guidance to escape the hazards and providing you a smooth transaction is how we prove our worth.
So which color chalk would you like us to use for you?
Serving Warren County's residential real estate needs,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz
The Liz Spear Team
Elizabeth & William Spear
RE/MAX Elite: Ask for us by name if you visit the office!
Two locations: Lebanon & Mason, OH
Office direct: 513-248-3660 Liz direct: 513-265-3004
Bill direct: 513-520-5305 Fax: 866-302-8418
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