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What Are the Top Traits of a Real Estate Agent?

What Are the Top Traits of a Real Estate Agent?

Do you think you have what it takes to be a successful real estate agent? Agents come from all walks of life, but there are a few common traits that they all seem to possess. In this Toby Talks video, Toby Schifsky details a few of the traits commonly seen in the best real estate agents nationwide. Find out if you have the makings of a real estate pro!

RECAP:

  • Successful real estate professionals have a strong understanding of the local housing market. Local expertise is a differentiator.
  • A strong network of connections is important to success in real estate.
  • Great real estate agents have a thirst for knowledge, and pursue education opportunities that will keep them on the forefront in their field.

If you asked 100 real estate professionals this question you might get 100 different answers, but there are definitely a few common traits that all real estate professionals share.

First of all, successful real estate professionals have a strong understanding of their local housing market. They appreciate and utilize the nuances that make the community's housing market and pricing strategy unique. Local expertise differentiates successful agents from the competition.

Secondly, to be successful in real estate you need a strong network of connections. You need a comprehensive list of connections including other agents and brokers, potential buyers and sellers, as well as appraisers, home inspectors and mortgage loan officers.

Finally, you need a thirst for knowledge to be a successful real estate pro. You must stay up to date on the latest topics in real estate and in your local market. Continuing education, professional development, both give you an opportunity to expand your business options and stay at the forefront of the real estate field.