Brett Stomps | Windermere

The Importance of Your Real Estate Team

Brett Stomps
With so many people working in the Real Estate industry today, it is more important than ever to hire the right team members. Here’s how to hedge your odds of success and enjoy the process of buying or selling. Even in today's competitive market.
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Ollie the dog is my #1 team member. Who’s yours?
Everyone is on Your Team

Any transaction can be fun if you have the right team assembled. Whether you know it or not, everyone apart of the transaction is on the same team. That’s right – even the buyer or the seller on the other end of the transaction (who we’re negotiating with) is on our team.

It may not seem like it, but it’s not an “us vs. them”, it’s an “us vs. our needs”. The Importance of Your Real Estate Team is massive, and the right members can positively affect your experience and timeline.

Consider this Mindset

We all have different reasons for Buying a Home and Selling a Home, just as we have different incomes and lifestyles. Sure, sometimes we can’t connect together in the negotiation stages, that sucks, but it’s okay! We couldn’t connect our needs. Learn from the disconnect and go find the next opportunity.

Related: Steps to Buying a Home & Steps to Selling a Home in the Columbia Gorge.

Find an Agent Who You Connect With

Here in the Columbia Gorge, we have a lot of agents in the industry who don’t have a lot of experience. It’s often complained about that these agents don’t communicate enough or take the transaction seriously. Think back to any of the horror stories you’ve ever heard of regarding a real estate transaction. Do you think it could have been avoided with a strong team of full time professionals on each side of the transaction? The answer was yes, it could have been avoided.


Don’t skimp on building your real estate team. If you find a good professional, treat them well! Keep them for as long as you can. They will return the favor with heightened attention and service for years to come.

Interested in working with me?

See my services pages at Buyer Representation and Seller Representation.

About Brett Stomps
Brett is a Realtor in the Columbia River Gorge. He designed and built as a collaborative platform for real estate industry leaders to educate and empower buyers and sellers. In his free time, Brett enjoys photography, learning Spanish, and adventuring with his dog, Ollie.

The information provided on is intended to be educational and accurate. However, information on does not substitute as buyer and seller due diligence when transacting real estate. Buyers and sellers are advised to work directly with a licensed real estate professional, seek additional professional services when applicable, and to inquire at the state, county, and city offices for their due diligence.