How did you find your current real estate agent? Were you referred to them? Did you find them online? Many people end up working with a real estate agent that they casually bumped into, either online or in person. The fact is that it can be difficult to find ‘the one’ when you first start your search. Often times, it takes working with someone to realize that they aren’t the one who is going to sell your home, or find you a new one.
Here are common signs that it may be time to dump your real estate agent and find someone new.
Your real estate agent doesn’t listen.
Listening is very important because your realtor needs to understand your motivations, interests, expectations, etc. It’s a big deal to purchase a home, and your agent should understand and respect this. They should know exactly what you’re looking for so that they can find the best properties that match your budget, needs and lifestyle. If they seem to be directing you toward any property that pops up on the market, you may need to rethink your arrangement.
Your agent is inexperienced.
You should not feel that your home search is your realtor’s second job. They should make it a priority to find you that perfect home that you feel safe and comfortable in. Good agents are licensed by the state and have strong track records. If you feel that your agent is inexperienced, isn’t familiar with the area or simply lacks the knowledge to lead you in the right direction, it’s time to find someone who has the necessary training and certification to get the job done right.
Your agent is critical.
We all want different things in life, and a home you may find beautiful, another person may not. That’s okay. Your realtor’s job is to find you a property that YOU love. If you find them being critical or harsh about your expectations, it’s time to move on. You know what you can afford and what you feel comfortable with, and your realtor should support you until you find that home.
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