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Rainmaker
1,361,668
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  It is more time intensive to be out and about showing property, looking for property, etc.  Listing agents don't have a cake walk, but the client facing time is less and most work can be done in you PJs from home.

Jun 18, 2016 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Buyer agents work hard & long and are closer to being saints for doing so

Jun 18, 2016 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,963,330
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

No - each job is difficult and rewarding

Jun 18, 2016 01:19 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes that may be true but I still have my hands in both sides of Real Estate.

Jun 18, 2016 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
281,768
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

I wear both hats and both done right have challenges and rewards.

Jun 18, 2016 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
3,297,320
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Ask a listing agent and NO. Ask a buyer broker and No. Each has its own duties that compliment each other when both work hard.

Jun 18, 2016 10:49 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I do believe that,yes.  (which is why I mainly list!)  Too many hours involved, too many miles, too many indecisive people, too many spouses disagreements . . .  the list goes on.  And many BA will attest to the fact that not all Buyers are loyal but that is another subject for another day!

Jun 18, 2016 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Harder? No

Spend more time on a transaction? Yes

Jun 18, 2016 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. What you do is a matter of your skills and your personal preferences.

Jun 18, 2016 10:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nik De - if done right, it does not consume more time for buyer's agent.

Bottom line - systems should be in place.

Jun 18, 2016 04:08 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Listings agents put a sign in the yard, they put it in the MLS, they are gone.  If it sells, they collect a paycheck, if it doesn't, they move on to the next one.

YOU the Buyer's Agent have to do the real work, which is showing houses, writing and presenting offers, carrying it through to Closing.

Jun 18, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

They have to spend more time in most cases with one customer. For some it is easier and for some much harder!

Jun 18, 2016 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sure and being a buyer's agent will cost you more in time spent working for success.

 

Jun 18, 2016 11:21 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

As I do both, I feel both Listing and Selling Realtors earn their pay. 

Jun 18, 2016 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Different work and it depends on whether you have a passion for what you do. If you have the passion it doesn't seem like work.

Jun 18, 2016 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I thnk so - but I think GOOD  listing agents budgets are higher - and in my area, listing agents only put lisitngs in the MLS and that'st he end of they're marketing - go figure

Jun 18, 2016 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not always

Jun 18, 2016 03:02 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think we all work hard.

Jun 18, 2016 02:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

The Buyers may not work harder, but they sure use up a lot of gas .

Jun 18, 2016 02:03 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No, I don't.  marketing and communications with sellers are certainly as time consuming and complicated as showing property

Jun 18, 2016 01:40 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Different sets of skills needed, some are great at each.

Jun 18, 2016 11:30 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I suspect it depends to some extent on the transaction, but in general it's harder, and certainly more time consuming, to be a buyer's agent.

Jun 18, 2016 10:12 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It depends. Many times I feel like I work much harder as the seller's agent.

Jun 18, 2016 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,444,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nik De Take a look at Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA answer.

Jun 18, 2016 08:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not necessarily.

Jun 18, 2016 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
3,956,454
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm not sure I would qualify as more difficult but certainly different.  It also depends on the particular agent as well. 

Jun 20, 2016 02:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Both have to work hard, just in different ways.

Jun 18, 2016 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Usually, except with problem listings which I avoid. 

Jun 18, 2016 05:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is different. As a selling agent, you invest more time showing houses, as a listing agent you invest a lot of time and money in marketing the property. 

Jun 18, 2016 05:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I actually find the work equal, as we do both Buyers and Sellers, and don't really think of 'working harder' as associated with either group Nik De.  Depending our your market (hot or not) and your niche (families or seniors) you may have to do a fair amount of work with each.  Love showing homes to motivated and serious buyers and love doing marketing and open houses for motivated sellers.  You are doing paperwork for each and have time deadlines for each.  And of course depending on the personalities of those you are working with, can certainly make a difference in 'working harder', i.e., a different stress level.

Jun 18, 2016 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,136,137
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes. It is more time consuming especially in a hot area. But the commission is often higher than listing side.

Jun 18, 2016 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,435
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the transaction.

Jun 18, 2016 09:09 AM
Rainer
230,924
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

its different kind of work, its all difficult, if it was easy .... girls would do it !  lol haha hehe hoho

Jun 18, 2016 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
605,015
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Maybe the new buyer agents that try to work every half dead buyer...

We do not have buyers that waste our time because we do not have signs out in public soliciting the general buyer. The buyers that find us are looking for us.

Compared to us, I think that "good" listing agents work harder.  They have to constantly look for business by knocking on doors, wearing name tags, pressing flesh, and telling sellers what they want to hear.

They get lots of calls daily from agents that have not read the showing instructions, and many times have to meet buyers agents at the property, that never bothered to PQ their buyers.  They spend big bucks promoting a sellers property only to hear complaints on why they have not sold the house yet.

Kudos to good listing agents.

Eve

 

Jun 18, 2016 07:02 AM