In my business travels I am fortunate to meet many different kinds of people.
Those I meet often display very different levels of trust.
These days, there are many reasons for people to be skeptical, but you must be able to trust your Realtor.
Here are some of my favorite ways to get to know clients and some ideas on how you can find a Realtor that you can be comfortable with.
Tips for Choosing a Realtor
Ask to meet an agent in person. If they cannot make time for a potential client, you have to ask yourself if they will be available if and when you really need them.
Feel free to make them uncomfortable.If they cannot handle your questioning, how will they handle awkward or stressful situations during the life of your contract.
Ask them if they will lower their commissions. Whether they do this or not is not what I want you to concentrate on, but more importantly, how did they handle the inquiry. You want an agent that is willing to roll with the punches, but not one that will roll over for you. Understand, if they roll over for you, they are more likely to not fight as hard for you during negotiations. And isn’t that why you are hiring an agent?
For Buyers, tell the agent you would like to come in for an interview . Ask them if they have some sort of Buyer Consultation that they could go over with you. I will go deeper into Buyer Consults in another video, so look for this article and accompanied video soon. Basically, this will give you a chance to get to know the agent, see what they know and decide if they are the one that you feel can help you the best. My Buyer Consults concentrate on the process from pre approval to the closing table and gives Buyers a much better understanding of the process and what decisions they will be needing to make in the coming weeks or days.
Make sure you can communicate well with your Realtor or agent. Things can get heated or uncomfortable during negotiations, therefore you need someone that you can relate to and that you can be 100% honest with.
If you follow these guidelines, you will improve your chances to have a smooth transaction and you may even enjoy the process.
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