Adventure of a Real Estate Agent in Singapore
Being a real estate agent in Singapore is an exciting task! So many people are trying to get in here to do exactly that; unfortunately most of them are doing so for the wrong reasons! You see, working as a real estate agent is not all fun and games and making money like some would love to believe! You do have to actually work insanely hard or else you’ll be in a spot of trouble. Let me explain to you what I mean.
People Think this is the Easiest Way to Become a Millionaire!
Oh, yes, come to Singapore and you will make millions off of a single job! Don’t be ridiculous! You see, this thought came about when one particular real estate agent, who was just 27 years old I might add, made about $1.5 million off of a single sale! She sold an old mansion for someone at the price of $51 million! Extraordinary! So why did she make $1.5 million? That’s because real estate agents don’t get a monthly wage. We receive a commission from each and every sale we help get through. Because of this commission, you must do an excellent job! If you don’t really care and just glide through, the house you are assigned to will be sold cheap and your commission will be pitiful! So, yes, you can make a decent living out of this job; however, just like any other job, you only make said living through diligence and hard work!
You Need to Realize Exactly How Much You’re Expected to do
A real estate agent doesn’t just sift through paperwork and hand it over! We have to dive into the fray of competition and come out on top! What I mean by this is while you’re out there trying to secure a buyer for the property you’re attempting to get sold; hundreds of other real estate agents are doing exactly the same thing! You need to dive into your research, keep track of the marketing methods of your competitors and try to outdo them! Whilst your client and the person you are trying to make the deal with may think that all your doing is just giving them the necessary details and giving them options, what you’re really doing is trying to give them an option that seems so delightful to them that they won’t even bother listening to any other agent! In some ways you’re like a spy keeping an eye on the other agents and trying to out manoeuvre them; I guess that’s what makes the job so thrilling!
You Must Know You Buyer
When I say ‘know your buyer’, I don’t mean you have to be long lost friends or anything. What that means is that you need to figure out what kind of person they are and take advantage of that. If you are able to discover more or less what they are looking for in the property and what they are not looking for, then you can guide your client to make sure that the buyer finds exactly what they want. Just remember; the happier the buyer, the more they pay, and the bigger your commission! A happy buyer makes a happy agent!