Last week, the most talked about real estate agent in Australia, Michael Turnbull of the Bachelorette finished the show in second place. Sam Frost cried as she broke the news to him on the show’s finale, set in picturesque New Zealand.
While he didn’t win Sam’s heart, he captured the attention of thousands of Australians and boosted his real estate business. It’s even been reported that women are calling his Brisbane agency asking for dates disguised as home appraisals.
Michael had to expose his heart as he put himself up for comparison against 13 other bachelors on national television. He has been registered with LocalAgentFinder, an online service that allows homeowners to compare real estate agents, Michael is used to putting himself out there for clients, which explains why he made such a stand-up bachelor on screen, and a successful real estate agent off screen.
It turns out that what made Michael such a popular bachelor is what also makes him such a successful real estate agent.
What traits do an eligible bachelor and a real estate agent have in common?
The Bachelorette revealed some other aspects of Michael’s personality, which are traits common in all great real estate agents.
Constantly under pressure on group dates and one-on-one dates, Michael maintained his cool, calm and composure while he was competing against 13 other eligible bachelors. And competition did get intense at some points.
When a real estate agent is on the job, they can enter into a number of unknown situations, and having the poise to adapt and work through the unexpected is a sign of a great real estate agent.
Michael was adamant that he expressed his true feelings throughout the entire show. Honest is difficult to fake, in relationships and real estate too. If anything, the Bachelorette showed that those who aren’t genuine will always get caught out.
The same is true for real estate agents; clients can sense when agents aren’t being sincere, and can see through any false or exaggerated statements. A great agent creates a solid rapport with their clients by being honest about all aspects of a sale.
Definitely one of the best-dressed bachelors, and with a tattoo sleeve that caused women around Australia to swoon, Michael put a great emphasis on presentation.
According to the UNSW the attractiveness of a real estate agent could boost the sale price of a house by 2.3%. The way agents groom and present themselves can have a huge impact on the outcome of a property sale.
These personality traits separate the good agents from great agents, and a good bachelor from a great bachelor.
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