Buying a home has become more tricky and stressful than a year or so ago, especially for new buyers. In this selling & buying process, a real estate agent is considered a faithful partner and their job are to conduct the transaction diligently with their knowledge of the field and also to honestly complete it with transparency.
In today’s real estate market, every agent has different home selling techniques, different ways to merchandise homes and many different skills & ethics. So choosing an ideal real estate agent is a real difficult task. But don’t worry. We are here to help you. If you haven’t chosen an agent yet, then let’s take a look at the following things that you can expect from your real estate agents when buying or selling a home.
Honesty – Ask your real estate agent for seller’s contact information of their last five deals. Contact them and ask about their experience with the agent. If the agent is unable to provide the contact information of past clients, then it only indicates a dodgy past of client dealings.
Strong Negotiation Skills – A real estate agent should have strong negotiation skills. People may forget the finer points of a negotiation, but they will always remember how they were treated. This builds good will of real estate agents. They should have a strong reputation in the market.
Frequent Communication – In the selling & buying process, it is very important to maintain regular contact. Maintain frequent communication with your real estate agent and they will let you know about new their listings one of which might be your perfect home.
Comprehensive Marketing Plan – Marketing plan is the foundation of your real estate business. Make a comprehensive summary of the entire plan including main points. The agent should be clear about their business philosophy and value. Overpricing a home is a very common mistake that many agents make. Ask your real estate agent about the frequency of their marketing tactics.
Use of Technology – There are many new apps, gadgets, and programs that are in practice in real estate market. You should find out if your agent is using the latest technologies or not. Some very popular technology tools help real estate agents to conduct their business effectively.