REALTOR®

REALTOR®

Heather Estes

Visalia, CA

Female, 27

I am a full-time REALTOR® under the state of California. I specialize in home buyers and am passionate about sharing the importance for everyone (especially young people) to become credit worthy. Many see home-ownership as something unattainable, or something to do when their in their 30's, married and with kids. While it might be one of the most expensive purchases in our lifetime the process itself is not as daunting as it's made out to be. With the right information anyone can own a home!

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Last Answer on April 03, 2015

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Do you have a recurring client base? Like do they trust you to find them their next home?

Asked by rodzilla over 6 years ago

I haven't had a client I have helped place move yet, but I do hope they will turn to me when the time to move comes again. The best way to ensure this is to only take on clients we feel we will work well with. I am a very sociable, high energy person so I might not be the right fit to a super detail oriented, introvert. I would never want someone to suffer through my exuberance in order to make a buck. It is in my reputation's best interest to find my client a better fitting agent. I get to refer business to another trusted agent, I get a referral fee, and my client doesn't have to fight the urge to roll their eyes every time I speak.

Thank you for the question!

 

Are websites like Trulia and Streeteasy taking business away from realtors? Like do you see them as a threat or benefit?

Asked by redfoot over 5 years ago

Good question!

In an age where everything is done on the web I really don't see them as a direct threat. It does make my job harder though. These companies harness leads through their site (taking away traffic from our sites) and then charge us for rights to get these leads. But it's just how things work now and that just means I need to try that much harder to be the agent of choice in my area.

If a home is put on the market for $1 Million and I agree to pay that asking price, what's my approximate out-of-pocket purchase price going to be after all the fees and taxes involved?

Asked by Mr.F over 5 years ago

Are you paying cash? Are you financing all or part of this purchase? What rate did you secure? What state do you live in? What county? What does your lender charge in fees? What inspections are you paying for?

Unfortunately, it's not cut and dry. Every purchase is unique and tailored to each property, client, and market. If you're serious about purchasing property I would suggest speaking with a local agent in your area.

What's your best advice about how to predict the direction of the housing market?

Asked by Ruth over 5 years ago

 

real estate agent is a career that peaked my interest since I am career planning for my future What was the process of becoming a real estate agent for you? and could you explain how the pay is since RE Agents get paid commission And is it stressful?

Asked by Alex01106 10 days ago

 

I assume you're not always out showing apartments and houses. What's a day like at the real estate office?

Asked by Lagerfeld over 5 years ago

 

Are cities where real estate prices are higher automatically more desirable to work in for realtors, because the commission is higher?

Asked by Mike over 5 years ago