Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would not hire an agent who did not have a resume....and every listing agent should include a resume in their pre-listing presentation.... I assume buyers would appreciate one, if they are signing an agreement with the buyer's agent....

Dec 20, 2015 01:31 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Even though many brokers would hire without one I would say it would be a requirement for me.

Dec 20, 2015 11:33 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I tell my real estate student to do a resume' and also tell them the types of things to put on it that a broker will be interested in.

Dec 20, 2015 11:35 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

No, I don't believe in resumes, you can find out a lot more about a person if you interview them properly.

Dec 20, 2015 10:08 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I expect one from anyone who wants to work with us.  And I have clients who expect to see mine.

Dec 20, 2015 09:19 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I am not understanding what a recruiter for a post of real estate agent means. Do you mean another brokerage is trying to get you to switch companies? Then my answer would be no.  They can look at MLS statistics and see your resume.

Dec 20, 2015 08:46 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Praful, we interview the broker trying to recruit us, not the other way around.   I do, however, share my resume with all of my prospective clients.

Dec 20, 2015 08:26 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I have worked as a recruiter and as a hiring manager for decades. The purpose of the resume is to see how I can help the person I’m interviewing to succeed. It is to both parties advantage to have one for review and discussion.

Dec 20, 2015 06:53 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I think most Realtors are actually interviewing the potential broker.  It is completely reverse from the normal hiring process IMHO.  So no to the resume.  Just a list of good questions.

Dec 20, 2015 04:08 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

No resume needed as it's not a traditional employee/employer relationship. Now I could see it being required for a designated broker (for a company owned agency), office manager,  or trainer etc. in addition to perhaps the rare coveted brokerage that would be highly selective of agents.

I would have no problem providing one myself, but do you really think if one indicates verbally they are a producer while displaying good interpersonal skills they would not be accepted?

Remember, if an agent is worth his/her salt they are interviewing the brokers, NOT the other way around.


Dec 20, 2015 03:40 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would expect to see one if I were a recruiter.

Dec 20, 2015 03:09 AM
Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

I think having a resume is a good idea in any profession.

Dec 20, 2015 02:29 AM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

I agree with Ryan. An astute agent should always have a  resume/CV when interviewing for a job, whether it is with a potential client, or with a broker.

Dec 20, 2015 02:21 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

YES!!  Anyone applying for any job should have a resume/CV.  It should at the very least list when they got in the business, the agencies they've worked at, average annual buyer and seller transactions at those agencies and of course their license number!

Dec 20, 2015 02:13 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Praful Thakkar Generally, a resume is helpful.

Dec 20, 2015 02:13 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I don't find them relevant in most cases, and especially real estate.

Dec 20, 2015 01:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is nice to see a resume but that has not been the case for most of the real estate agents that I have recruited.

Dec 20, 2015 01:09 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would believe that if someone is recruiting you, they already know all about you...that is if they are good at their job.  A

Dec 20, 2015 12:42 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have a resume ready for any banker or asset mananger i come across as well as another for any builders. it helps me get listings

Dec 20, 2015 12:37 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not one bit. An author is no better than his/her last post.

Dec 20, 2015 12:30 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't see a big need

Dec 19, 2015 11:17 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I really don't see the need.

Dec 19, 2015 10:55 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I would

Dec 19, 2015 10:54 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar No, I don't think a resume carries that much weight in our business unless it is for a managerial position.

Dec 19, 2015 10:48 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not think they expect it. They check you out online anyway.

Dec 19, 2015 10:10 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If I am recruiting someone, the resume is useless in real estate! Results are the pivitol key!

Dec 19, 2015 10:00 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I have a resume for my clients (part of my introduction packet) and I expect to have one from my candidates for my team.

Dec 19, 2015 09:43 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think it would be helpful! 

Dec 19, 2015 09:34 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Recruting agent who has been active and NOT actively looking to change.

The recruiter should NOT expect or request a resume UNLESS seeking to fill a highpaying managerial position within the franchise.

Recruiting agents outside the door of the Real Estate School.

The recruiter should expect and ask for a resume. With a 90% second year failure rate of newbies...what's the point? But these newbies don't know any better. It THAT what so many request as Raising the Bar?


Dec 19, 2015 09:20 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

RE is a market one is on his own. Everyone says he is top 1% agent and has a distinguished career. 

I do get a few cards yearly to join another brokerage. They go to trash can.

Dec 19, 2015 08:49 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

No sir if I'm recruiting and an agent calls I check out their record, but no, no resume.  

Dec 19, 2015 08:22 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Not really. Meeting face to face you can really learn more...

Dec 19, 2015 07:57 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Praful. There were a few recruiters standing outside of the school last week. It was kind of nice to have my services solicited. – LOL

Dec 19, 2015 07:11 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Praful. I'm assuming that it would something to be asked for, if they want to share it is another thing.

Dec 19, 2015 06:31 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I find that most calls I receive from recruiters already "know" what's important to them.   It's a pretty small world.   

Dec 19, 2015 04:45 PM
Toronto, ON

I have never done such recruiting.  I think that whether a resume would be required would depend upon the reason for hiring the agent.

Dec 19, 2015 04:38 PM