Today we’re going to talk about what you should know about your agent before you commit to them. The first thing is you need to ask if they do this full time or not.
Real estate should not be a hobby. This is likely the biggest financial asset of your life, you want to know that you putting the decision making help in the power of someone working passionately for your best interest. Let me explain why this is such a big deal.
Homes are selling in hours and not days. Last week I was lucky enough to sell 4 homes but those were some real intense days. What happened on one of the houses that I listed was that there was probably about 15 showings during the day, my phone rang off the hook with questions. I thought I was back to my telemarketing days, regarding this one listing! Offers started pouring in and I needed communicate that out to everybody, my sellers, the other agents it’s an intense competitive time for a lot of parties. I can’t imagine if I had hired someone who was working at another job all day, what the consequences would be to that seller. That’s why you need to work with a full time professional.
Next, figure out how they communicate. I am happy to accommodate whatever clients want to do, what I do is I adapt to them. You should be asking that questions so you know wha their favorite method is so you can get in touch with them quickly.
Thirdly, you need to know who you are going to be working with. I’ve met some consumers who said “I hired this person who is a super star, incredibly well known, and after I signed that contract I never saw them again!” Ask if the person you’re interviewing with is going to be the one showing the homes. Ask if once is the process is completed will that agent be doing the follow through, will you deal with a new agent, what’s going on. You need to know exactly who you are working with.
I hope this blog opens your eyes on the things you should be considering before picking an agent. I’ll leave you with a quote to commit to: Nothing great ever happened without a lot of passion. Pick your realtor wisely!