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December 18, 2006

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Jonathan Greene

Perhaps you could call yourself a Real Estate advisor. Is that illegal? I sometimes wonder if the government will regulate EVERYTHING one day.

Rex Edwards

Great post. I am a Broker in the Austin Texas area. I think you are right about the consultant being something that is going to be popular. Now we are not seeing much of it. In our market we are becoming saturated with discount brokers with no services. Of course there is always enough to go around for everyone. I just think the customer has fallen from being the center of the transaction to being a dollar figure. I think when we put the customer back as the focal point and put them first, we will all profit even more from it and have happier customers. I have been doing this since 1989 and things have sure changed!

Robert (property agent)

Although brokers may be entitiled to call themselves "consultants", few of them deserve the title. Some that I have dealt with are, in my opinion, little more than listing agents.

I believe that there is real room in the real estate industry for true consultants. However, if one is going to distinguish oneself with terms such as "consultant" (or "advisor", or what ever), one will need to clearly articulate to potential clients what they are getting extra as a result. Otherwise it can become a meaningless title (like garbage men who call themselves "sanitation engineers").

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Frances Flynn Thorsen


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