2017 Predictions Continued

Hello and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

In continuation with 2017 predictions, one writer at Inman, Andrew Flachner, writes, 2017 is the year of the real estate broker.  He mentions that there have been threats and pessimism toward the broker-centric model.

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WHAT IS A BROKER?
Here's one definition from Barron's Real Estate Guides' Dictionary of Real Estate Terms (8th edition):


Still don't understand?  This article from The Balance explains it a bit more in depth.  A real estate broker can work as a real estate agent, but a real estate agent cannot work as a real estate broker without a broker's license.  Want to obtain a broker's license?  Learn more here for North Carolina's license qualifications and requirements.

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The article from The Balance also goes into detail and specifies what the following titles are:

Broker Associate
Real Estate Agent
REALTOR®
Listing Agent
Buyer's Agent
Dual Agent
Transaction Agent

Another useful article, What is a Real Estate Broker, breaks it down into duties of a broker working for sellers, a broker working with buyers, and a broker supervising agents.  The duties described include listing homes for sale on Multiple Listing Service (MLS), advise the home seller in preparing their home for listings and showings, assist in negotiations and coordinating the transaction process, etc.

Going back to the pessimism surrounding the broker-centric model of real estate, while there is pessimism and growing threats, brokers can, as Flachner writes, control their destiny by making the most of the opportunities ahead.

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Have a beautiful week!  Go get those goals you've been working towards!

Real Estate Decoded Contributor

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