Real estate agents

The costs and responsibilities of a real estate agent

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A real estate agent helps clients to purchase, rent, or sell properties as well as offering advice about the current market conditions.

They conduct property walkthroughs, and provide assistance to property buyers, sellers and tenants who are leasing.

As with anything, when you are looking for a real estate agent, a good deal of research is required.

Jason Bedwell is a real estate sales manager, auctioneer and REIQ contract trainer.

“As a seller, one of the most expensive things you can do is give a good property to a bad agent.

“A good agent will effectively cost you nothing and ensure you won’t miss out on any profit,” he said.

A real estate agent or sales person does similar work to a real estate broker, but brokers are licensed to manage their own a real estate businesses and agents must work with real estate brokers.

A good agent will effectively cost you nothing and ensure you won’t miss out on any profit,

Jason Bedwell

According to Jason, as the industry has been disrupted, we have transitioned into a more convenience based online driven economy.

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