My brother is a licensed realtor. I am not into that type of thing but he seems to be making a fantastic living from it. Like with most endeavours, being a realtor has its challenges. It can be frustrating when a potential buyer decides to change his mind about purchasing a property, after the agent has wasted many hours showing him properties. It’s the same thing when a homeowner changes his mind about selling his house, after the realtor spent weeks finding a buyer.
One of the largest problem my brother has to contend with is promoting an apartment with an outdated or non-functioning HVAC unit. That is why most realtors like to sell modern houses equipped with the best in HVAC technology. But not many home buyers can afford those high priced homes, so it’s back to cheaper properties with less than perfect HVAC units.… My brother has formed a partnership of sorts with one of the HVAC providers in his town. He brings him in to do a free evaluation of the A/C units in the houses he sells & in turn, the provider gets the contract to do the necessary repairs! Usually, the potential homeowner will call on the same company to do future HVAC servicing & tuning, if he buys the house.
In some cases the HVAC units are in such bad shape that they have to be substituted. In others, depending on the age, a good does the trick.. And even though selling houses can be frustrating, when the realtor does make a sale, the commission he/she collects compensates well for his efforts..