Assume for a moment that you don’t need a license to sell real estate.

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Georgia State Capitol by Richard WeisserAlthough the ranks of licensed agents and brokers have thinned somewhat over the last few years, there are still a lot of people engaged in the real estate profession.

And I often get the complaint that there are simply too many agents for the amount of business that is out there.

I have a standard response to that particular lament:

“Assume for a moment that you don’t need a license to sell real estate.”

“What would separate the producers from the rest of the general population?

Consumers would still seek out those agents and brokers with top-notch marketing, real estate knowledge, problem solving aplomb and negotiating skills.

A real estate license is NOT an indicator of ability. It is nothing more than a compliance requirement.

It’s what we do day in and day out that defines us as a professional!

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I can't agree with you more. I feel like it's too easy to get a real estate license in Florida, but just because you have it doesn't mean you don't have to work your butt off to be successful at it.

September 12, 2012 08:28 AM
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I wish it was a bit harder to get that license. That being said you are right, if you work at it you can get the business, if you wait for it to fall out of the sky, you are doomed.

September 12, 2012 11:31 AM
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I find the older gen. that are the carefulest people wben working wifh an agent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 12, 2012 11:37 AM
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Much the same as a teacher's license is not an indicator of ability in the classroom.

September 12, 2012 02:13 PM
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You are so right when you point out that a license is not an indication of ability.  Amen!

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Author Bio: Richard Weisser is a Georgia real estate broker, licensed auctioneer, and has been writing about Georgia Real Estate since 1999.

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