A real estate broker, also called a real estate agent, is a professional who specializes in buying, selling, renting or leasing real estate, such as homes, commercial properties, land and other real estate properties. Their main job is to act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers, or tenants and landlords, and help them fulfill their real estate needs.
Here are some of the main duties and responsibilities of a real estate agent:
- Client support: A broker works closely with clients to understand their needs and requirements. They listen to the wishes of buyers or tenants and determine the criteria for finding suitable properties. For sellers or landlords, they help determine an optimal price and identify potential buyers or tenants.
- Real estate marketing: Realtors are responsible for effectively promoting real estate. They create ads, take photos and videos of properties, compile detailed listings and advertise on various platforms such as real estate sites, social media and local listings. This helps to increase the property’s visibility and attract potential buyers or tenants.
- Viewings and negotiations: A broker organizes property viewings for interested buyers or tenants. They guide them in exploring the home, answering questions and providing relevant information. If there is interest, the broker negotiates the price, terms and other aspects of the transaction on behalf of the client.
- Paperwork and contracts: Real estate transactions often require extensive documentation, such as purchase contracts, leases, transfer deeds and other legal documents. A real estate broker helps prepare and review these documents to ensure that all parties comply with applicable laws and regulations.
- Market and legal advice: brokers have extensive knowledge of the real estate market and can provide clients with valuable advice. They can provide information on market trends, price developments and investment opportunities. In addition, they can provide legal advice regarding real estate transactions, such as property rights, legal obligations and local regulations.
It is important to note that the specific duties of a real estate agent may vary depending on the country, region and specific laws and regulations. It is advisable to contact a local real estate professional for detailed information about practice in a specific jurisdiction.
The broker charges Hertsens a fee for finding candidates and the associated appointments, communications and documents to be requested as well as prepared.
Hertsens and the broker always use the same prices for the properties. Hertsens usually pays the fee for the works to the broker via an invoice sent when a contract is signed.