ALL Real Estate Agents Are Part Of A TEAM!

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Real Estate Agent with Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

ALL Real Estate Agents Are Part Of A TEAM!

There's been some talk recently about whether being a Big Real Estate Team is better or worse than being a sole real estate agent on a transaction.

Without bashing either angle, here's my view:

I work as a single agent, but believe it or not, I have a TEAM.

There's no way to get a real estate transaction done, from start to finish, alone. It's impossible!

We need help from a lot of people, including the agent on the other side.

Here's a few more people that are on my TEAM:

  • My Broker
  • My Office Manager
  • The various secretaries that help out with things here and there in my office
  • The Title Company
  • The Home and/or City Inspectors
  • Home Warranty Companies
  • Insurance Agents
  • Contractors
  • What about a Mortgage Professional? Wouldn't you like one on your Team?

This list can go on and on.

Still think you can go it alone? I'd love to hear how you do it!

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team
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Hi Eric, great post and well said!  Without that team not much would get done!

July 02, 2013 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
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So true - it takes a team to get the job done. That's why it's so important to choose well when picking the other individuals who will assist in the effort. 

July 02, 2013 09:43 AM
Rainer
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Kimo Jarrett
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Agreed, however, it's important to select your team in advance of your opportunities.

July 02, 2013 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

Even though I work alone as a broker I understand I am part of a team.  Thanks for the post.

July 02, 2013 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Jared, thank. Much appreciated.

Kwee, I'd say "impossible."

Sussie, I bet you have a pretty good team set up.

Karen Ann, the "big team" can work, I just think that most buyers/sellers that go that way get disappointed at some point in the transaction.

Ralph, exactly.

Bryan, I'd love to be a part of your team if I lived out there.

Tammy, we do what we know is best for our clients. Leaving them hanging isn't what's best.

Jon, unless you're a mortgage pro, a home inspector, a title company, I don't know how you can close a deal without the "team" I mentioned. I'd love to hear how you do it!

Christine, you're right! There's always someone out there that's determined to NOT be part of the team.

Agneza, yup.

Debbie, I'm glad you didn't name the other blogger. It's my intention to share my point of view, not bash theirs. Thanks!

Nathan, we have to rely on each other!

Corinne, I didn't mention VA's, but they were in the "etc." part.

Thom, I'll give someone not on my team a shot, but I explain the potential hazard of using someone outside of my "gang." I also try to get my person in there for a "second opinion."

Michael, we agree totally.

Fred, I'm sure you'll agree that we plug in our people, when needed, to get the job done.

Eli, thanks. You're another one who gets it.

Suzanne, that's impossible. I can't have the mortgage person, inspector, etc., contact me all the time to relay things to the client. They need to be invovled. But they also need to keep us in the loop.

Rain, you're welcome :)

Roger, you couldn't be more correct. In fact, that's another blog for another day.

Ed, thanks, pal!

Jimmy, if we could erradicate that, it would be awesome!

Michelle, it's a team sport. We all need to work together.

Harry, I just said the same thing to Michelle, above!

Kristie, and thank you for the nice comment.

Richie, thanks, buddy! I appreciate it.

Curt, I'm not sure I follow you. A doctor has a radiologist, anesthesiologist, secretaries, drug reps, etc. on their team. What's wrong with doing it this way?

Jean, you're correct. We all need to work toward the end result.

Kerrie, for sure! You're part of my team, too!

Nancy, that's a GREAT Idea!!

Lyn, every chance I get.

Travis, I'm gonna start doing that.

Terry, and now that you see it, you can start showing how much more Value it brings your clients.

Bob, very little. Very little.

Marte, they all know where they stand. Anyone can be replaced/upgraded, right?

Kimo, in a perfect world, that's the best way. In this business, sometimes you grab people as you're flying by.

Gene, thank you for commenting. And agreeing.

July 02, 2013 06:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373

Eric, we ARE a team, whether you are a part of a large company or not.   Being an independent broker/owner I have no agents with me, but definitely have amazing partners surrounding me!

July 03, 2013 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
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Power Brokers Int'l

A real estate transaction is certainly a team effort made up of all the people you mention.  Everyone needs to work together for a smooth process.

July 03, 2013 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Joan, thanks.

Jane, the more we work together, the smoother things are.

July 03, 2013 05:16 PM
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Barb Szabo, CRS
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio

I can't think of one to add! Great list and  great words to remember!

July 03, 2013 05:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Barb, thanks! Hope everything is going great for ya!

July 03, 2013 06:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Nick T Pappas
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL

Eric, agreed!  There are many individuals working together to get the deal done.

July 05, 2013 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Nick, good to see you around. Without most of the members of our "team," we'd never get the job done.

July 05, 2013 04:59 PM
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Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

Eric, 

It takes a whole team to get from list to closing even if they don't all work for the same company.  

Nicely done.

July 09, 2013 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Judi, thanks!

July 09, 2013 01:15 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709

I do business with a few Realtors that are literally one person operations. I don't know how they do it. Nice post!

July 17, 2013 05:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Joe, are you serious? They do the inspection, mortgage and title work themselves? I'd love to see that!

July 24, 2013 04:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com
Hey, where are you? Back to blogging time! I enjoy your posts!
July 30, 2013 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Cheryl, I'll be back. I have a few things going on right now. Give me a call if you want.

August 01, 2013 05:55 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
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Eric, that's a great way to look at it. Home buying does involve a lot of people!
August 19, 2013 02:26 PM
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Eric Michael
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Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI

Silvia, it sure does!

August 19, 2013 04:51 PM
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