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Is a Career in Real Estate for You?

A real estate agent is a person who helps people either sell their property or purchase property. The property usually is a house, but it also might be another type of structure or empty land. An agent must know the market value of properties, be able to evaluate positive and negative aspects of properties, know how to advertise and know how to negotiate a sale. He or she also often works with financial institutions to help people get the loans they need to be able to buy properties. The agent typically works on commission and will earn a small percentage of each sale that he or she helps complete.

Helping Buyers

To help someone buy a house, the agent first must find out what type of house the client wants, the price of house the buyer can afford as well as all of the locations that would be acceptable. Then, usually using a networking system that exists for home sales, the agent then identifies for-sale properties that fit the necessary criteria. With their criteria, they can set them up on automatic email service, which brings listings to their finger tips. He or she will take the client to many sites for first-hand looks at the houses, explain the positive and negative features of each, give estimates of fair values for the properties and answer any questions the client might have. If the buyer decides to make an offer on a house, the agent helps choose an offer price and makes the offer to the seller's agent.


Before a purchase can be completed, the agent usually must work with other professionals in the real estate industry to ensure that all of the paperwork has been completed properly and the client has the necessary funding. This might involve working with bank managers or lenders, home assessors and mortgage brokers. The agent then arranges a meeting where the client will sign all of the paperwork and receive the keys to his or her new home.

Helping Sellers

When a client wants to sell a house, the real estate agent helps set a price. The asking price is often based on recent sales of similar homes in the same area. An agent also will advise the clients about how to prepare the house for display to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers, such as keeping it clean, giving rooms simple decorations, making basic repairs and painting walls. The agent then advertises the home to other agents and the general public.

When someone is interested in the house, the agent arranges to show it to the potential buyer, often working with the buyer's real estate agent. Agents also might hold open houses — periods of time when anyone is invited to walk through the for-sale homes and ask questions or get information from the agents. When an offer is made on a house, the agent will advise the client about whether to accept it and will process the sale if the offer is accepted.

Training and Licensing

A real estate agent completes the Real Estate Classes (we have online education)  Rockwell Institute  Then he or she must pass an examination that allows him or her to become licensed. Someone who is licensed can legally work as a real estate agent only in the jurisdiction that issued the license. A college degree usually is not required to be an agent, but many jurisdictions require a person to be of at least a certain age to become licensed. A background check is often necessary as well.

Contact us if you are interested in speaking to Jim Palmer Sr or Jim Palmer Jr to see if this is the Career for you!!




Real Estate Marketplace NW, Inc.
404 S Main St   PO Box 1252
Deer Park, WA 99006
Phone: 509-276-5445
Fax: 509-276-5626

Main Email: rempbroker@gmail.com



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I have had the pleasure of Having Linda Schoening represent me as a buyer's agent. Linda's name was given to me by an acquaintance who said "if you want somebody good, Call Linda Schoening". Fortunately, I did. That statement is accurate, to say the least, and is based upon my personal experience.
From the first moment we met at your firm, I knew she was "the one". She was professional and obviously knowledgeable. She asked just the right questions for my situation, and answered all my questions ( of which there were so many) without hesitation. And she did it all with a smile. By the time the initial interview was completed we were both laughing and I knew I was in good hands.
Fast forward to yesterday (4/3/2019) when I closed on my house in Newport. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but let me add to the chorus: I am thrilled. It just means so much. I COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT LINDA!!!
Of course we looked at other properties (translate to waded through the snow together), but once the Newport house was on our radar, things got serious. We made several trips to Newport. One, in fact, was just in the nick of time before our last big snow storm. She truly went the extra mile – literally!
To summarize: Linda Schoening is an asset to your firm. I cannot praise her enough.
Dana is a wonderful broker and a great asset to have on your side when selling property. Thank you Dana for everything! She talked with us; worked with and for us! Shane & Jodi
Have bought and sold a couple houses and property as well. I highly recommend this office. All Of the agents are great however my two favorites are Sue and Jim Palmer. The receptionist is wonderful too! They always went above and beyond my expectations and always communicate no matter what day or time of day it was. Highly recommend!!! D.Prosser
Jim Palmer Sr. kept me updated with information on prospective offers and what other properties are being offered at. I would recommend Real Estate Marketplace NW! Jason
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