Whether you’re buying a home or selling a property, choosing your realtor wisely can be the difference between success and failure. For consumers, it probably feels as if there are more realtors available than cars on the road. Just like cars on the road though, some agents run smoother than their competitors. Prospects should be as diligent in selecting the right realtor as they are in finding the right home. Everyone has their own personality and the endearing qualities that make a great realtor should be adaptable to the party they’re representing. First and foremost, the agent should be accessible. There’s nothing more frustrating than a voicemail that’s not returned for days or the loss of a home because your chosen realtor was not available to show the property. Buying or selling a property is not an undercover job and prospects are not looking for a secret agent.
Buyers Agent: Some realtors specialize in working with home buyers. Patience, fortitude and understanding are at the forefront of the characteristics that make a buyers agent. Open houses or word of mouth from a satisfied client are excellent avenues to find a realtor that works well with buyers. Buyers have no obligation to work with any individual realtor, but committing to just one will give you a better alliance than playing the field. Work exclusively with a local realtor that knows the market,is honest and conscious of your needs and desires. Combine those attributes with accessibility and you have a paradisiacal buyers agent.
Sellers Agent: Sellers have to make a contractual agreement with a real estate professional, unlike the buyer. This makes finding the right realtor even more essential. It’s difficult firing an agent that’s under contract, unless there’s an egregious mistake or an unkept promise. Choose this agent WISELY. This agent should be aggressive, honest, willing to go the extra mile and have a large Internet presence. An exceptional sellers agent stays in constant contact with their clients with updates and feedback. They also do the grunt work like encouraging the owners to make necessary price adjustments or home alterations. Passivity is not a good quality for a sellers agent.
Dual Agents: This is a buyers agent and sellers agent rolled up in one. This realtor is working with the seller and negotiating on behalf of the buyer. The dual agent has to mediate with caution and realize both parties have expectations that need to be met. If either party feels even a hint of neglect, then this agent can’t consider themselves a true dual agent. Some real estate offices are basically outlawing dual agency for fear of conflict of interest. It takes a special realtor to earn the title of dual agent. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home,scan my informative blogs, join my professional networks on Twitter and LinkedIn and easy access to view local area homes for sale in Davis, California and the surrounding communities.