The house agent business has grown in Calgary, with many agents taking on more clients, and some of them going out of business.
And while there are some new entrants, like the recently launched House Agents Trowbridge and the recent House Agents Rawtenstall, it’s a trend that’s been going on for a while.
The house agents are a long-standing profession that has grown over the years, and while it may be a lot of work for some agents, many agents have found that they enjoy it.
Some of the best agents in Calgary are listed below, along with a few more to keep in mind.1.
House agent jobs are very competitive.
Most agents are looking for work in their particular niche, whether that’s a new client or a veteran agent who is transitioning to a new career.
But even with the competition, house agents can still find work.
And when they do, the pay is often much better than a lot more established agents.
“I’m really excited about that,” says Jim McRae, president of the Calgary House Agents’ Association.
“The pay is really good, and I get to travel to all kinds of places in Canada and I also get to work with my clients in Canada.”2.
Agents can’t always predict what’s going to happen in the next few months.
If an agent doesn’t make their deadline, it can make the job very difficult.
But if they are offered an offer, agents can negotiate on behalf of their clients and get their work done.
“It’s a very, very difficult situation,” says McRai.
“But when I go home and I say to my wife, ‘You know, we’re going to go to dinner, I’m going to come home and have dinner, and then we’re not going to be here tonight,'” McRau says.
“And then I go back and I’m like, ‘Well, there’s no way that’s going the way I want it to happen.’
But then she says, ‘Okay, we can work it out.’
Agents have to know where to find the best work. “
“They’re not getting paid a lot. “
My experience is that people are willing to pay up to $150,000 a year to have an agent, because the agent will know where their clients are going to end up,” says John Gormley, president and CEO of House Agents Calgary.
“They’re not getting paid a lot.
They’re not earning that much.
And if they’re paid a little bit more, they’re more likely to stay on the job.”4.
Agents are often a team.
“House agents are very different from an agent at the front end, who is there to make the call on a client,” says Gormleys.
“You’ve got your agents, and you’ve got the people in your agency who know what they’re doing. “
So you’re working with a team of people,” says McGrew.
“You’ve got your agents, and you’ve got the people in your agency who know what they’re doing.
The best house agents work with older people. “
That’s where it comes down to, is the team you have working together is the best.”5.
The best house agents work with older people.
Agents working with older clients can be a big plus.
“Most agents in their 20s are going out and making money, but they’re getting older, and they’re not making that money because they don’t have the right people around them anymore,” says Dany Gormey.
“As an older person, you’ve probably had more clients than you’ve had people to represent you.”
So, it makes sense to have a lot older people on the team.
That’s also true for the new agents coming in.
“People are not doing house work as much, so it’s really important that you have a great house agent, someone who has that same experience and experience of the younger clients that you’re dealing with,” says Schoen, who recently joined the Calgary house agents association.
“Because they’re really good at what they do.
They have the experience and the knowledge and the skills, and that’s what you want.
They just need to have the confidence to do it.
And it’s important that they know what you’re looking for.”6.
The more experience you have, the better your agents will be.
“There are definitely agents who come in and have a very strong background and have been around the block a little longer, but then they start to think, ‘I need to get better at this,’ and it’s just like, wow, I need to do this better,'” says McPherson.