Graphic by Lani Anglin-Rosales
The post was interesting and it generated a lot of comments. In those comments, an issue was raised about what a real estate professional was. I offered the following definition:
A party who acts as an intermediary between sellers/landlords and buyers/tenants of real property.
I offered that definition because I feel that putting aside your class of license or agency relationship, people who serve in those capacities have common experiences and challenges that are not faced by those who operate in our industry in other capacities.
For example, I think a full time real estate investor is an investor, not a real estate professional. I think that a full time appraiser is a Professional Appraiser, not a real estate professional, and that a Loan Officer is a Mortgage Industry Professional. But of course, it’s just my opinion.
What do you think?