Once a month, I teach real estate pre-licensing classes to people that have interest in obtaining their real estate license. There are all kinds of people in the class from all walks of life. Of all the people who take the classes, my gut feeling is that probably less than 50% of them actually pursue getting their real estate salesperson’s license. But the ones that want to enter this business are the ones that usually bring the most questions to class and make observations about our business that cause me to rethink what I think is a given.
This past weekend, I had a young lady in the front row make a statement and then ask a pointed question: “With all the changes occurring in the real estate industry and the onset of technological tools that makes it easier for the consumer to buy and sell real estate, it’s probably only a matter of time before real estate agents aren’t needed anymore. What do you think?”
Pretty blunt and to the point, wouldn’t you say? While this question came from one student, I realized that the vast majority of the class was intently waiting on my answer.
In a nutshell, here is what I said – – – Continue reading