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Travel Agents vs. Real Estate Agents

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Here’s a friendly comparison of two of the most underrated service professions in today’s hyper-technical world. These professions have some powerful technical tools that will delight their clients as well. However, the most essential tool is genuine tenacity to make their clients happy with human to human communication. These agents are aware of how the industry has changed over a decade; thus, they’re always learning. In the travel industry, there’s Augmented Reality (AR). Augmented reality is similar to virtual reality, but involves augmenting a person’s real surroundings, rather than replacing them. And robotics at airports, they can detect concealed weapons. At the same time, some manufacturers are also using robotics to create luggage cases that intelligently follow you.

Travel Agents and Real Estate Agents are professional service agents, and their jobs center around helping other people. Whether building a personalized itinerary or showing homes without a desire to help people, agents can quickly burn out from the constant demands on their time. From the perspective of a realtor, the demand on their time could be from home inspectors, property managers, mortgage loan officers, and government agencies. And from the perspective of a travel agent, the demands can be from coordinating a group trip with clients from different states, all with different hotel and activity criteria, combined with flight and luggage delays, and travel insurance misunderstandings.

A seasoned agent works as a conductor of a symphony by making all the moving parts look seamless to the client. Whether it’s from planning your dream vacation or looking for that perfect home. The instant availability of a human to respond to your inquiries, in my opinion, always trumps automatic intelligence. (AI).

I am aware that buying a home is more complicated than buying a dream vacation, but that depends on the clients style of traveling. According to Travel + Leisure, a stay at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California, has unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can enjoy a floor-to-ceiling window view of the sea from their bed and from a private jacuzzi. The cost for this dash of coziness is $4,350 per night. The average stay at this luxury resort is seven nights, with a whopping total of $30,450, excluding flight, luggage necessities, and additional amenities. Yes, this could be less than purchasing a house, but it definitely is equal to the same care and attention to detail. In either case you want someone that has your best interest in mind. Someone to not treat you as if you’re just a credit card number, and whose available to ease your inhibition.

"You Don't Have to be Rich, to Travel Well"


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