I used to have an idea in my mind of what it was like to be a Realtor. Make the big bucks and don't do too much work. Then I became one.
Woah, was I wrong! Fortunately, I don't mind hard work, and it's a good thing, because there is a lot of it to do in my profession.
A Realtor does a lot more than just print out contracts and collect signatures. A good Realtor tries to grasp what his clients best interests and goals are, and then streamline the entire process to look out for those best interests. That need comes up at every turn of the game. Keeping up with deadlines, protecting earnest money, investigating potential title, HOA and pending litigation issues, are just part of the fun. It is a fast paced, detail oriented, huge responsibility. The nice thing about it, is that once your clients realize just how much you are doing for them in the background as well as the foreground, you have a client for life that will refer you to their friends - since after all... ' A referral is sending someone you care about to someone you trust. '