JEEVES WITH A DEGREE – The New Home StaffSeptember 17, 2007
by Linda Hutchinson
The “idle” rich moniker no longer seems to hold true according to Robert Frank, a senior writer for the Wall Street Journal. He reports that the uber-rich are now seeking discrete, savvy and educated professionals for their home staffing needs. The luxury homebuyer now seeks professional help through headhunters and employment services. In addition, there is a greater reliance on professional help when it comes to managing wealth. I believe this also holds true for real estate agents. It is no longer good enough to be a licensed real estate agent, one must know and understand the high-end buyer or sellers needs, wants and desires while having an expanding market knowledge and ability to advise clients on making sound financial decisions with the purchase of first, second or multiple homes.