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My First Week as a Real Estate Agent

Written by Paige Marsh

Why do many people get into the real estate industry? A few simple answers come to mind –  a short educational licensing course, a high earning potential, being your own boss – the list can be added to but these cover the main bullet points.

I personally did it for control. Being a real estate agent allowed me to gain control over elements of my life that a corporate job did not. But back to the topic – I have heard many people belittle the real estate profession saying that realtors get huge commission checks but don’t do anything. I am here to give you a glance into how “little” real estate agents do.

Over the course of 4 days time, I have put just under 150 miles on my car. I have trudged in high heels through the weedy, stickered yards of about a dozen properties. I have climbed a loose dirt hill to get a higher viewpoint to look at the top of a shed roof. I have gone on a search looking for evidence of attic space or crawl space. I have submitted offers. I have shown properties for my teammate Scott when he was not available. I have had my heart stop when showing a client a garage only to turn around and find his wife had climbed onto the home rooftop to inspect it for any damage. (That personally was my favorite!) This is just a handful of the tasks required of me from this job this week.

I have also met about 2 dozen new people that I had not previously had any contact with. I have spent each day doing both desk work and being allowed to be outside in the fresh air – where my heart lives. I have been supported by an amazing group of co-workers that don’t compete with each other but rather lend a helping hand when it’s needed. Needless to say, this first week of being an agent has been nothing but another adventure to add to my checklist of “Things Accomplished” and I look forward to seeing what next week brings!

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Paige Marsh was the best real estate agent I have ever worked with and I have worked with at least 15 agents in the past 20 years on residential or commercial sales or leases. I work in Sales for a landscape company and I understand what it takes ...

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Paige was always calm, listened to our interests and concerns, and gave careful attention to details. She acted quickly when time was an issue and didn't become frustrated with us when we changed our mind after making an offer. Paige worked with u...

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For several months,my husband and I were struggling in trying to find a home that would fit our needs. We started working with Paige from The Bird Team and within 1 week Paige found us the perfect home that suited our needs. She was very knowledge...

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Joel is an honest and straight forward agent. Takes the stress out of all transactions, understands the market, a true asset to buyers and sellers alike. Have bought and sold with Joel and will suggest to all of my collegues and friends.

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Joel was very professional during the whole process. I appreciated his quick responses to my calls and texts. I felt he was really helpful without being pushy. He took the time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. I would definitely r...

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Scott provided me with a lead on an investment property that turned out to be just what I was looking for. I quickly cleaned it up a little and he put it on the market to flip it. Within a month I had multiple offers and was able to close with a v...

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Scott's knowledge of market conditions and realities of the market was a big help in deciding whether the offer was reasonable and should be considered. Scott was very even handed in dealing with the issues of the sale and dealing with the facts n...

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Scott is the best realtor in the area he helped me out of several problems with my loan and several other things involved with my purchase. I'm in California it was hard for me to expedite the things that I needed to in Utah and Scott and his tea...

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