Buying and selling a home is the largest investment most consumers make. It can also be one of the most stressful experiences a lot of us face— buying a home, or selling one, is ranked up there with divorce, planning a wedding, and getting fired from your job on the stress scale! So, it makes sense that when hiring a Realtor, it’s so important to hire someone who is on top of the market and most qualified to help you navigate your way through the transaction. The industry changes daily and getting from contract to close has become more difficult than ever.
You have many options when it comes to who will represent you in the buying or selling process, and one of those options will be deciding between a full or part-time agent. Full-time Realtors have a great advantage. They are in the marketplace everyday prospecting for buyers and sellers. They are aware of inventory coming on and off the market. Their negotiation skills are sharpened because this is what they do day-in and day-out. They have built relationships with other Realtors and professionals in the industry that strengthen their credibility and gives their client an advantage over the competition. Full-time agents are always at your disposal and rarely “clock-out”, making it easier to be in touch when need be.
If you were going in for heart surgery would you want a "part time" heart surgeon to perform the surgery on you? I wouldn't! By hiring a full-time Realtor, you are giving yourself the best chance to succeed in buying or selling real estate.