Al and Cal Homes and Community: Listing your house? Consider the Team Approach

Listing your house? Consider the Team Approach

Listing your house?  Consider the Team Approach

Yesterday as I laced up for my morning ritual of a trip around the track, I noticed a couple out there talking and laughing, just generally chatting it up. 

Most of the time I like to go solo as it is always a good time to think without interruptions, but watching these two got me thinking that maybe teamwork here makes sense too.

When hiring a Realtor to market your home, you will have many choices.  teamwork

One of those is the team approach.    It might make sense for you.  Why?

Well, to name a few reasons, Availability, Innovation, Motivation, Flexibility, Creativity, and that all important Second Opinion!

For all intents and purposes, real estate is a 24/7 type of business.   While most Buyers don't make an impulse purchase you don't want to do anything to have them rule your home out.    So if they have a question, we want to answer it quickly.  When an offer is on the table we want to respond quickly.   

It would not be realistic to expect that your Realtor never have a day off.    Having said that, you, a Seller,  would like someone available to you and representing your home at all times.     Hiring a team makes sense.    You have someone who is  available at all times, and, not just someone, but someone that has a financial stake in seeing your home go from listed to sold!  That is a clear benefit.   

What might not be so clear is the behind the scenes collaboration.     Two sets of eyes looking at the marketing pieces, making sure the photos look right and the words are perfect.  Two people dissecting  the market and finding who might be the best fit for your home.   Two people evaluating the market and how you home is positioned in it.   

Two different styles of closing and negotiating.   That flexibility brings strength to your side of the table, and that second opinion!

Lets not forget that intangible factor of excitement.    Loving your listings and talking them up is a important.    Who couldn't use a little more love?  

Teamwork has worked well for our business for the past 20 plus years.    People like it.  In fact, it has become a trend.  Why?    For most, it is just common sense.    


About the author

Carol-Ann Palmieri, a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 25 years along with Al Mussi have helped hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.

A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA...  is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities.   She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is committed to constantly updating her Real Estate education. 

Licensed in MA and RI...

Al and Cal's primary areas of service Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Blackstone, Walpole, Milford, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, North Attleboro, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville but have resourses to help anyone, anywhere....

Her mission....  To exceed your expectations!




Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty




Comment balloon 10 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • December 20 2012 04:56AM


Good morning Carol,

As long as the team isn't too big! I've had calls telling me they used a team and never got to talk to the same person twice and each time had to go through everything with each person as the agent didn't know what was going on. I'ts always good to have duties divided up but sometimes one point of contact ensures that feeling of exceptional service. Teamwork has worked well for 20 your positive post! Suggested.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 6 years ago

The team approach sure does make sense Cal, Multiple skill sets working together can bring a better result.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 6 years ago

Hi Dorie.   I definately agree.    There are teams that are small companies and one can get lost.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Hi Al.    Thanks for the comment.    Hopefully that is the case!   

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Although I run a team of six because of what Dorie says we have two members only that can interact with the customer on a ongoing basis. We use e-mail for a lot of communicating so everyone is on the same page.

Merry Christmas

Al and Cal


Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) over 6 years ago

Carol Ann, No one person can do everything alone, the team approach is great or in our case "good cop" "bad cop", of course, I am the good cop

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 6 years ago

Carol Ann: Often, two heads are better than one so teaming up can make good sense.  Suggested this post.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

Hi Charles.  All in a good system.   Happy Christmas to you too!


Hi Christine.   haha.   That makes sense!  


 Hi Anita.   Thank you.  I know you have a great team behind you too! 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Have a great holiday Cal, I hope Santa is good to you this year.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) about 6 years ago

Hi Cal,

Good blog about teamwork and nice lead in with the running discussion. Where i find problems with the team concept is when the team is like 9-10 or more folks. each person does only one ot two functions and the team operates like a big slow company. In fact i like when one of my buyers has interest in one of their homes as they usually just want to get the deal done. The Devil is in the details and I love it as they really don not pay attention. You folks with two people however are a totally different matter.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 6 years ago