Should Real Estate Agents be in Competition or in Cooperation?
Of course there are times when we are in competition with one another - both of us trying to prove our worth to a prospective buyer, attempting to impress a potential seller with our fancy listing presentation that is better than that other agent, etc. However, overall are we really competitors? While the answer to this I believe is yes, from my experience the most successful agents are also ones that are willing to share, willing to cooperate with other agents in the spirit of bettering our industry and the professionals within it. I have learned so much from other successful agents who didn't see me as a threat, who have been open and honest and shared what other agents might keep locked away as their "secrets of success."
I love that kind of cooperation. And in my opinion there is plenty of business available for all of us so there shouldn't be a fear of losing potential business, but intentions of holding our profession and those in it to a higher standard and helping others reach that goal.
Of course, I am not talking about cooperating in a way that underminds our duty and commitment to our clients. I'm not talking about breaching our agency relationship by being chummy with the other Real Estate Agent in the transaction, I'm simply talking about coming together as an industry to teach and learn from one another.
The better we are at our business, the better we serve our clients and the better transactions go for all parties involved.
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise Idaho
Associate Broker, GRI, CRS, REALTOR®, ABR, ePRO, SRS, SFR
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