In order to be successful in any career, building healthy relationships is a must! As a real estate agent, relationships are especially important. You are your business – which means you are representing yourself all the time. While it’s essential to create great relationships with your clients, it’s just as important to develop positive relationships with other real estate professionals.
What is a mortgage broker?
Though there are many other careers within the real estate world, a mortgage broker is someone you will interact with often. A mortgage broker, according to Investopedia, is “an intermediary who brings mortgage borrowers and mortgage lenders together, but who does not use their own funds to originate mortgages.” The broker will usually earn commission from the mortgage borrower or lender at the home closing.
When will an agent come into contact with a mortgage broker?
During the home buying or selling process, a real estate agent’s clients will need to borrow money from a lender – enter mortgage broker. The real estate agent will correspond with the mortgage broker regarding their client’s financing information and needed documentation.
Why partner with a mortgage broker?
There are endless benefits to partnering with a mortgage broker or any real estate professional – that is. When you form symbiotic relationships with others within the real estate business, you are essentially making the home buying/selling process smoother for your clients. Not only are there numerous advantages for your clients, but your business will certainly reap the benefits. Partnering with other professionals means more referrals, more commissions, and more money in your pocket!
How do you become a better partner?
Like any relationship, these partnerships take time, trust, and communication. As previously mentioned, you are your business as a real estate agent. If you possess appealing qualities such as determination, friendliness, trustworthiness, creativity, etc., you will not only be a prosperous agent, you will also be an attractive partner to other businesses.
Ready to build relationships in this industry?
Whether you’re a new real estate agent or just looking into pursuing a real estate license, you’ve come to the right place! The Beer School of Real Estate team is here to help you succeed in this highly competitive field. We offer a pre-licensing course that will prepare you to pass your real estate exam and become a licensed real estate agent!
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