I have a friend who is in the real estate business. I am not interested in that type of thing but she seems to be making a fantastic living from it. Like with most jobs, being a realtor has its challenges. It can be frustrating when a potential buyer decides to change his mind about purchasing a property, after the agent has spent several hours showing him properties… The same thing obtains when a homeowner changes his mind about selling his house, after the realtor spent weeks finding a buyer.
One of the greatest problem my friend has to contend with is selling house with an outdated or non-functioning Heating, Ventilation & A/C unit. That is why most realtors like to sell up-to-date houses equipped with the latest in Heating, Ventilation & A/C technology! But most shoppers cannot afford those high priced homes, so it’s back to cheaper properties with less than perfect Heating, Ventilation & A/C machines. My friend has formed a partnership of sorts with one of the Heating, Ventilation & A/C providers in her community. She brings him in to do a free assessment of the A/C units in the houses she sells and in turn, the provider gets to do the necessary repairs… Usually, the new homeowner will call also on the same supplier to do future Heating, Ventilation & A/C servicing and tuning.
In some cases the Heating, Ventilation & A/C units are so worn that they have to be replaced. In others, depending on the age, a fantastic repair job is enough. Even though selling houses can be frustrating, when the realtor does make a sale, the commission he/she collects is quite hefty.