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Much like which comes first the chicken or the egg
John McCormack, CRS
To that extent, a Doctor with no patients is unemployed. A plumber with no clogged drains is unemployed. And yet, both would have set hours and if they work weekends, it is at a premium price.
I like to look at it as my clients rewarding me with money for being a key player on their team. We work together for a satisfying end result and very rarely would it be on a weekend or late at night!
We work for our clients.
In my juridiction, the buyer or seller hires the brokerage, not the sales representative or broker.
Evelyn - Well the buyer or seller hires us, so I would say we work for them.
I work for my Buyer or my Seller, but I am also a professional advisor. My buyer gets my service FREE, while my Seller only pays, if I sell his home.
I may be at times employed, but I may not make any money doing it.
My job is to balance current clients with finding new clients. If i had no current clients, i would be busting my but to find some. Provising a great service to current clients insures they will refer my future clients who find me.
we're hired by the client to represent the client....
We're independent contractors, and therefore not employees.
Well, the buyer or seller hire us Evelyn Johnston ......
The agent is the fiduciary and works for the client, the buyer or seller. The seller or buyer client does not owe fiduciary duties back to the real estate agent. This is not to say that the working relationship cannot be terminated by the agent even though the agent is not the client. Either can terminate.
If we are not putting our clients' needs ahead of our own, within our boundaries; we stay unemployed. I say we work for them, like an attorney works for us, etc.
Mon-Sat 8-6 I work for them. After 6pm and Sundays, I'm protected by my boundaries to have a a life and enjoy it with my family. I'd be a poor Realtor if my family suffered for my success at work: balancing, always balancing. Happy Sunday...off to walk the dog with my bride.
there are some agents who do set their own hours etc. They don't answer emails , they don't answer the phone, they don't show houses. they just have convinced some people that they are the best and to use them. sounds crazy but true. and folks see their signs everywhere and say "they must" be the best. very sad. oohh... they sometimes respond when yelled at or in emergency. When the female lion has hunted, made a kill, eaten her fill, will she chase the next crippled deer after she is walking off the big meal. no! i say :)
Good point, we used to say, "you are as good as your last deal!" Happy Sunday,
Interesting question. I believe that the Realtor worked for his her clients.