A big part of what makes agents attractive is that they can earn up to 2.5 times the salary of an average home-rental agent in the United States.
But with that extra cash comes a hefty fee: agents in Italy are required to charge an additional 10 percent of the agent’s total commission.
That means an agent can make a hefty profit from agents in the Italian market, and they are well paid for it.
“I can get a good commission rate of 5 to 10 percent,” said Giovanni Nardi, a real estate broker in Turin who has handled several clients for several years.
“And the best part is, there is a good return on investment.”
Nardi, who has also been a real-estate agent in New York City, said his business is profitable for both him and his clients, although the higher commission he can earn means his clients can’t always take advantage of his services.
Nardi said he does not know the exact rates of Italian agents but said that he expects the typical agent to charge up to 1,500 euros ($1,800) a month, more than double the cost of a home-agent.
He said that agents in Naples have a reputation for being cheap, especially compared to agents in New Jersey and other large metropolitan areas.
Nardi said it is important to get to know the agents, even if you have no experience working with them, to get a better sense of what they can do.
“If you are not aware of the differences between agents in different areas, you can be surprised,” Nardi explained.
For the agent who wants to get into the Italian real-property market, there are three ways to get started: pay for an agent, sell the property and, most importantly, negotiate a purchase contract.
“Buy a house for 100 thousand euros [$120,000] and sell it for 15 million euros [ $21 million],” said Giuseppe Di Marzo, an agent for real-tor company Di Marzos.
“If the agent is really good, they can sell it in one day for a million euros.
But if the agent has no experience, it will take months and months.
The agent will not be able to sell the house in a short time.”
But there are some steps agents can take to improve their bargaining position.
“Agents need to know where they stand with the house,” Di Marzos said.
“They need to understand the value of the house.
That is why they need to be very clear on the terms of the contract.”
Di Marzo said that when agents are negotiating contracts, they should understand the importance of their clients’ expectations and make sure they understand how the agents’ price can affect their negotiating position.
“Agents are not the only ones who are aware of how the market is changing,” Di Mardi said.
“When agents are in the real estate business, they have to be prepared for this market,” he said.
In a statement, a representative for the real-tourism agency told NBC News that agents’ pricing has “always been based on market conditions and that agents are encouraged to use market-based pricing.”
“Agencies can be aggressive in their negotiation strategies, which will lead to more favorable prices and an increase in their negotiating leverage,” the statement added.
But for Di Marzi, the price of his agent in Naples can be just as important as the agent himself.
“The agent is always the person who can give the most money, because he can make more money if he gets the most agents,” Di Marta said.
Real-estate agents can earn a lot of money in Italy, but it’s important to understand how to make money as a realtor in general, Nardi agreed.
He said that, like agents in other countries, real-home agents have to compete with other agents for clients.
“You have to have a different kind of mentality in Italy,” Nardis said.
But he added that the Italian business is more flexible and adaptable than other places.
“In the United State, you have to make a decision about what your market is and what your pricing is,” Nardsi said.
“[Agents] have to do it themselves.”