How REALTORS® are like ducks

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Smiling man shakes hands with real estate agent while man's wife looks on.

01/22/2016 | Author: Marty Kramer

You know that saying about ducks being calm on the surface but paddling energetically below the water? I think that’s a fair description of most Texas REALTORS®.

What you see is a composed professional guiding you through your real estate transaction. Behind the scenes, where you may not notice, your REALTOR® is working hard on countless important tasks:

  • Analyzing data to help you with pricing and offer decisions
  • Marketing the property through multiple channels to provide maximum exposure (sellers/lessors) or sifting through multiple properties to find all options that meet your criteria (buyers/lessees)
  • Calling, emailing, and texting the other party’s agent to keep the transaction moving
  • Monitoring deadlines to ensure nothing slips through the cracks
  • Dealing with complications related to financing, inspections, surveys, appraisals, and insurance
  • Learning about the latest state government-mandated changes to real estate contracts and managing details brought about by recent federal lending changes to ensure the transaction goes smoothly.

This list could go on—and each of these activities could be further broken down into multiple steps—but you get the idea: Your Texas REALTOR® is working hard on your behalf in all kinds of ways.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Renters
Tags: buyers, sellers, consumers, selling, leasing, renters


Ane casady on 01/22/2016

Oh what a great way of what we do and can do
Great article and thanks

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