There is no shortage of real estate brokers. To become a broker in Nebraska, one must take 180 course hours and sit for the real estate exam. The other option is a broker could become a salesperson for two years full-time under another real estate broker and then take 60 more course hours and then sit for the real estate exam. With limited coursework and time involved, one could become a full licensed real estate broker in as short as a few months.
How long has this person worked in the real estate industry? Obviously, no experience is a detriment. Some have as many as 50 years experience. Our take is a minimum of 5 years will give a broker a good understanding of the different land classes, marketing procedures, and different types of transactions that can take place in the real estate industry.
This is where the old dog needs to learn new tricks if they want to keep up with the next generation of brokers. Technology has changed how people interact, look for news, shop, and look for land. A broker that has utilized technology and understands consumer trends will more likely find a buyer for your land, especially if it is unique tract. The sign on the property and the newspaper ad are no longer enough in today’s market.
As a seller or buyer, you want to work with someone who you can trust. A broker that will give honest information and tell you what you can really expect when putting your land on the market. A good broker is someone who will answer or return phone calls promptly, share updates on the activity, and continue to strategize with you to sell your land.
These are just three of the most important attributes in our eyes for you to have a successful and enjoyable experience with a Nebraska Real Estate Broker. Remember, there is a difference in who you hire. Some will charge more, some will charge less, some are more enthusiastic and some are more mellow, but it is up to you to choose who you would like to work with.