Sometimes when we examine the U.S. real estate industry, we tend to remain focused on the big picture and forget about all of the parts that make up the whole. But this is a mistake, because as a professional real estate agent you need to be aware of the intricate details. You're the mechanic of your local market. A good one, too! Not one of those guys who change the oil, rotate the tires and charge double for moving it from one parking spot to another.