What Every REALTOR® Wants You to Know About Buying or Selling
Whether you are looking to buy or sell real estate, and whether it is your first transaction or your tenth, one of the most important things you can do is pick a REALTOR® who is the right fit for you. If you talk to a seasoned real estate agent, they will undoubtedly tell you that you that you have to select a seasoned real estate agent. If you ask a new agent, they will tell you that a new agent (who doesn’t have a lot of clients) will be able to spend more time and energy for you.
As a seasoned agent I will tell you the truth (the truth according to Roland). You can pick either a seasoned agent or a new agent – what is more important is how well you communicate with each other and whether or not you are on the same page with communication, open houses, showings etc. A new agent still has the experience of a broker that they can turn to for advice. And sometimes, seasoned agents think their way is the only way.
That being said the biggest problem is that 70% of buyers or sellers pick the first real estate agent they see. Quite often if buyers go to an open house they will have the agent on site write a contract for them. It is critical to remember that the agent that is at the open house works for the seller! It’s the seller’s best interest that they are looking out for, not yours.
When sellers’ list their house for sale, they have a real estate agent that is representing them. Buyers’ should do the same. As buyers’ I strongly suggest that before you start looking, find a REALTOR® whom you are comfortable with and sign a buyers’ representation contract with them. Then – and only then – do you have representation for your best interests.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell, I have a booklet to help you with many situations. This booklet is free of charge and there is absolutely no obligation when you receive this booklet. At the end of this blog is a form to add your name and email address and I will forward it to you.
If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® – who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to contact me by text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.