When you’re in the market to buy a house, or you need to sell your current home, that’s the time to use an experienced real estate agent. An inexperienced agent can cost you time and money, and unfortunately, maybe even put you at risk at losing out on the perfect real estate transaction, or cost you thousands of dollars on selling your own home. Hi, I’m Rich Barnes, owner broker of Realty Experts in West Allis, Wisconsin, and over my last 20 years in real estate, I’ve helped almost 1,500 people buy and sell their home. Instead of asking how much experience an agent has, ask how many times the agent has renewed their real estate license. In Wisconsin, for example, the real estate licenses are issued for two years. You’ve probably heard the adage that ten percent of the agents do 90 percent of the business. That’s because top producing agents are consistent, and this consistency comes from experience. The minimum number of transactions many brokers expect an agent to complete per year averages out to about ten, which is almost one per month: not a lot by top producing standards, but adequate in most real estate circles. The average agent actually sells about three to six homes per year. An experienced agent is one whose mistakes are few. Successful agents learn something new every year, because they’re being on top of the ever changing real estate market, and this is very important, while lesser agents tend to repeat past mistakes, top agents treat each client as though their business depends on the client’s success, because it does. Here at Realty Experts, my team has over 75 years of combined experience, and we know real estate. We study new techniques like digital marketing, negotiating, new methods of advertising, and we know this stuff like the back of our hands. If you want the most amount of money out of your home in the shortest time, with up to date methods and techniques, reach out to us today, as we are always here to help. Thanks, and you have a great day.