Episode 4: What do Real Estate Agents do?


Have you ever wondered what real estate agents do? We all know they drive around and drink coffee… but is there more to it than that?

Here’s a snapshot of what Jim does as a real estate agent:

The work day begins between 7:30-8:30 a.m. The first part of the day is spent bringing debris to the side of a future listing, and contacting 1-800-got-junk to come and clear that away. This helps the client get ready for a sale in a quick and easy way.

Following that, time is spent providing advice to past clients on different subjects such as: advising Landlords on the Tenancy Act, providing recent home sales and current home valuation for others.

This part of the job requires keeping up-to-date on the Toronto real estate market, knowledge of Tenancy Acts, and continually being informed about new real estate laws, trends and anything else that will affect our clients.

Another part of a realtors day is spent preparing to meet with future and past clients about selling their home. We prepare for those meetings by looking at recent home sales and other factors that determine the house value. This way when we go visit the potential listing, we can provide a relative idea of where it will sit in the market. After touring the home, we assist clients to know where to spend money and where not to spend money in order to get the most out of their sale.

Of course, that’s just one day in the life of a realtor. But each day is different and is spent with varying activities. But, We love that!