Here’s a question for you…
Did Christopher Columbus really discover America?
The answer depends on who you ask, or what you read.
But at this point, enough people believe he didn’t even step foot in America, let alone discover it.
So, why does he get celebrated?
Well, even if he didn’t “discover” America, he certainly did other great things worth being recognized for.
Years ago, real estate agents were given credit for “finding” people the perfect house. Then, the Internet made “discovering” almost any house on the market a pretty simple task. Even a novice, with no real estate experience, could find the house of their dreams on their own.
This kinda made people start to question the value of real estate agents…
Made it seem easy.
Well, if it were simply a matter of finding a house, that might be a valid conclusion.
But there’s so much more to it.
Stumbling across America, or a house to buy, is not the same as successfully staking your claim, and making it your new home.
Rather than give a laundry list of what a real estate agent does beyond just helping someone find a house, let’s just paint a quick picture…
You’re on a boat, back in 1492. You’ve sailed the ocean blue. You reached land. Now what? How do you actually make it your new home? Can you possibly anticipate everything you’ll encounter? What do you do first?
Finding a house, or a buyer for your house, is only one small part of the process. For most people, navigating the entire process of buying and selling a house is a whole new world. And that’s where great real estate agents earn their respect.