Not everybody who posts to Craigslist is selling or seeking something; some use the platform to make a point. Such is the case with the anonymous Realtor who posted this “wanted” ad.
Realtor looking for people to do their job at a discount.
I am a Realtor and since people always expect me to cut my commission I assume they must also do their job, or provide their services, at a discount.
I am looking to hire all types of people to do all sorts of jobs for me, as long as I do not have to pay what you’re actually worth. I’m sure you have a lot of extra time on your hands and you probably make enough money anyway. Think about it, helping me will actually help yourself because I know a ton of people and I’ll tell them what wonderful (discounted) work you do.
So if you have a job or service you provide, and are willing to devalue your worth, please let me know because I’m sure I have work for you and will hire you in a second.
Feel free to email me with the service you can provide, when you can start, and please include references.
I look forward to your discounted service.
Is it snarky? Absolutely.
Funny? You decide.
But one thing’s for certain: it’s rooted in the truth of what most real estate agents face on a regular basis.
Fact is, most people don’t really understand what they do to earn their commission and how they get paid. This causes the misconception that agents aren’t worth what they’re paid. Or that they live “high on the hog”.
Not hardly. After marketing fees and dues, agents earn about 1.5% per transaction on average. It’s expensive to be a real estate agent. Just have a look:
Some Common REALTOR® Expenses:
- Broker Fees
- MLS Fees
- NAR Fees
- E&O Business Insurance
- Extended Auto Insurance
- Self-Empoyment Tax
- State Licensing Fees
- Advertising Fees
- Showing Service Fees
- Website Fees
- Assistants salaries
- Yard Signs
- Office Supplies
- Business Cards
- Property Flyers
- Electronic Lockboxes
- Continued RE Education
You can view the original ad here, and if you’re thinking of getting your license, read this Open Letter To Anyone Considering Becoming A Real Estate Agent