OK, maybe these aren’t actually asked that frequently, but after searching ‘top questions for real estate agents‘ on Google, I thought I’d compile some of the most frequently (and maybe not so frequently) asked, along with my answers.
Do you work full or part-time as a real estate agent?
I work in real estate full-time (and then some). Helping people in real estate is the core of what I do, it’s not a ‘side gig’ or something I do on weekends for extra money. It’s how I support my family, consisting of my beautiful wife, three kids, and a dog.
What aspects of the transaction will you personally handle and which will be delegated to others?
As an onsite agent for Parkside Builders, I handle the entire sales transaction all the way through contract signing, and I oversee the progress of every new build in the community. Of course, there are things I don’t do, such as drafting construction plans, design selections, and the slew of administrative paperwork that is required for every new build (I leave that stuff to the ‘Professionals’ who are skilled and appropriately trained in each respective area). I do work hand in hand with the Parkside team from day one, all the way to closing, so though I don’t personally handle every detail, I’m with you every step of the way.
How long have you been a real estate agent and how much education have you received? I received my real estate license in January of 2016. I have completed the required 90 hours of education to get licensed, plus an additional 37 hours continuing education. You can verify my license status (along with that of any other licensed agent) and continuing education by entering my name into the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance website http://verify.tn.gov/ (make sure you enter my first name as Anthony).
Is your real estate license in good standing and have you ever been subject to a customer complaint? Yes, my license is in good standing (you can verify here http://verify.tn.gov/) . No, I have not to my knowledge been subject to a customer complaint.
How often will you communicate with me? During the entire construction process I’ll be your main point of contact, so we’ll communicate regularly via your preferred form of communication, be it phone, text, email, or in person at the sales office. I’ll keep you posted on any developments during the build, and I’m always available to help with questions.
Why should I hire you over your competition? Because I’m committed to helping, not just selling. Yes, my goal is to get you into a Parkside home, but my mission is to help you find the home that’s best for you. If I’m not able to help you, I’ll tell you so. And if you’re thinking maybe we’re not a good fit, you can tell me, I’m pretty sure it won’t hurt my feelings.
Can you explain the new home building process to me without asking me to buy anything or pitching a sale? Absolutely, I’d be happy to talk through the process and answer any questions to the best of my knowledge and experience. Of course, it’s more than I can get into here, so call me at 909-331-6452, email me at email@example.com, or click here and we’ll set up a time to talk.
Do you have a website or blog? Yes, please visit www.tonydelarosa.com
Are you (or are you related to) Tony De La Rosa, the Tejano music star? No, but click here to view his Wikipedia page, just in case that’s who you’re looking for.
Are you the Tony De La Rosa from the rock group Renegade? Yes, check this out https://youtu.be/usi3dIfZJNE
Is it true you once shared the stage with David Hasselhoff? Yes, here’s a video https://youtu.be/D7byydLZVoc
Do you miss California? Yes, mostly my family, the friends I grew up with, and Disneyland.
Do you miss playing music? Yes, most definitely, so I focus my creativity on business and coming up with answers to frequently asked questions.
What haven’t I asked you that I need to know? Who shot first, Han or Greedo? Answer: Han
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