Your relationship with a real estate agent is just like any close, personal relationship. It takes communication, honesty, cooperation and trust to make it work.
And because we’re talking about something as important as your home, it’s a relationship that both you and your agent need to take seriously.
So if it’s not “working,” you definitely need to consider if it’s time to make a change.
If you think it might be time to “break up” with your REALTOR®, here are some questions to ask yourself:
* Is your realtor too busy to answer all your questions?
You deserve prompt responses when you have questions. If you’re not getting them, it could ruin your chances of having a successful real estate transaction.
* Does your realtor really listen?
Home Buyers & Renters — Are you being shown houses out of your price range? Homes that don’t have all of your requirements? Or locations nowhere near your preferred areas?
Home Sellers — Do you think your home is listed at the right price? Are you getting a lot of interest from home buyers? How long has your home been on the market — and is it being marketed in a variety of ways?
* Are you being treated the same as your realtor’s other clients?
Maybe you’re not the biggest deal they have going, or maybe you’re not their top priority. Are they spending enough time on helping you?
You deserve someone working for you who has your best interests at heart. Someone who wants to get your deal done quickly, efficiently and with your budget in mind.
I truly hope that you work with a great REALTOR®, and that you never have to ask yourself these questions. But if you do, I also hope you are able to take a good look at your relationship with them and make the right decision for you.
My client’s satisfaction is my top priority. If you’re looking to buy, sell or lease, let’s get started right away. Contact me at 267.566.3448 or email me at email@example.com today!
© 2012 by Shannon Rubin.