When you have a medical concern, need legal advice, investing in your retirement, filing your taxes or need dental work, it is a safe assumption that you would probably go seek help from a full-time Doctor, Lawyer, Financial Advisor, CPA or Dentist right? When deciding on selling or buying a home in the Metro Detroit Real Estate market, why wouldn’t you also hire a Realtor who is a full-time professional as well.
I have always said becoming a real estate agent is America’s favorite part-time job. Often do I hear about some one who has retired after working for 20,25 or 30 years in a completely opposite work field that decides that they are bored with retirement and are looking for a hobby and choose to get their real estate license and sell a few homes a year. I have also heard of some people just looking to make a little extra money and become a real estate agent too. I am all about people having hobbies, and believe me, I think it is commendable to be looking to make some extra income too but wouldn’t you want to hire a Realtor who is selling real estate on a daily basis and knows all of the current trends and market conditions?
Bottom line, if you are looking to purchase or sell what is considered by many as your largest financial asset, why would you compromise for anything less than a full-time, professional real estate agent. Make sure this is one of the top questions you ask before you hire an agent.