What is Consulting?
Thanks for your interest in learning about a new way to practice real estate! A way that raises your level of professionalism far above that of a "typical" real estate salesperson. A way that compensates you fairly for your time and expertise, and makes sense not only to you, but also to your clients. A way that allows you to be far more flexible in the services you offer and who you can offer your services to.
In short, a way to run a successful real estate business in a manner that makes you proud to call yourself a real estate professional.
Okay, that sounds great... tell me more... what IS a Real Estate Consultant?
A Real Estate Consultant is a licensed real estate practitioner who believes in offering clients transparent CHOICES when it comes to the services they receive and how they pay for those services. A Real Estate Consultant recognizes that the traditional real estate compensation structure of being paid a contingent fee based on the sales price of the product they "sell" does not always serve the best interests of the buyer or seller, nor, for that matter, the best interests of the real estate practitioner.
A Real Estate Consultant also realizes that not all real estate consumers need (or want to pay for) the "full package" of services that our industry typically offers, and therefore offers alternative products and services to better fit the needs of each individual client. And finally, because a Real Estate Consultant has the desire and ability to customize both his or her offerings and fees, he (or she) enjoys far more opportunities to serve the real estate needs of the consumers in his (or her) community! (More Services + More Potential Clients = More Income Potential)
Real estate consulting is simply a better way to do business.
A consultant is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular domain or area of expertise such as accountancy, information technology, the law, human resources, marketing, medicine, finance, real estate (1) or more esoteric areas of knowledge. (Wikipedia)
(1) added for emphasis