Real estate agents are often Perceived as Professionals who assist clients in buying or selling of properties.  Though this is true, real estate agents perform more duties for their clients than just helping them purchase or sell their properties. That is why in this article, we will be looking at 5 jobs of a real estate agent.

But before then, Lets find out who a real estate agent is.

Real estate agents are licensed professionals who  helps people to either buy or sell a home or a piece of property. So a real estate agent work in the interest of his client to get the best deal and they  are usually compensated completely by a commission—a percentage of the property’s purchase price. In other words,  their income depends on their ability to get a deal closed.

Here are top 5 duties of a real estate agent

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Listing Of Properties

Real estate agents help in advertising properties to prospective buyers either through word of mouth or running paid ads. Most of them have websites where buyers are able to find them easily.

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Accompany clients to property site

Real estate agents who have been hired to help their clients purchase properties often accompany  their clients to site for inspection. They use their expert knowledge and experience to determine the value of the property to ensure their clients get the best deal and not overpaying.


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Rent, buy, or sell property for clients

This is the most popular job of a real estate agent, The help their clients rent, buy or sell properties. Buying properties through a real estate agent is the best decision a real estate investor can make in the buying process. Here is why…

A genuine real estate agent is a professional who is an expert in the field. He therefore uses his expertise to make sure you: his client, gets the best deal. And also, he does majority of the work during the buying process.

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Draw up real estate contracts

Another duty of a professional real estate agent is to draw up real estate contract between parties(buyer and seller) for the purchase and sale, exchange, or other conveyance of real estate to ensure that the transaction is in accordance with the laws and practices of the jurisdiction in which the land is located.

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Property Maintenance

Real estate agents also help their clients maintain their properties. Most times, real estate investors are either busy or far away from their properties. In a situation like this, The property owner hires a real estate agent to look after the properties.

When this happens, it becomes the agents maintain the properties, fix any damage on the properties and report to the owner any new development.



I believe we now know the duties of a real estate agent and can now see that do more than just selling or buying of properties for their clients.

If you want to own a land in Lagos with peace of mind,  Contact us @Bethel realtors & management limited via phone 08131691155, 09024554979  or visit our office Suite 201 & 202 Akord shopping mall Bogije, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos state.



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