How many listings is ideal for an agent to handle at any given time?
I've seen agents list up to 15-20 properties at a time (sometimes even more). I understand and appreciate that a team can operate under the direction of a single "Master Agent", but since Real Estate is all about people, wouldn't a Seller want dedicated personal attention from the agent they select to market their property?
I am amazed that Sellers entrust the sale of their property to an agent who works on so many properties at any one time. I've noticed that often these agents list the properties at any price, often way out of line with the market. In a busy market this worked for many agents, but as things slowed down those agents didn't have the physical time to dedicate to each Seller.
I personally think the optimum number is 3-4 listings at any one time. It's practical and feasible to handle these properties and do justice for the Sellers. I can give personal attention and monitor the progress of each and every listing and am able to provide exceptional client service - any thing less I feel short-changes the Seller. I'm proud to tell Sellers and prospective Sellers how I operate.
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