Monday, December 2, 2019 / by Lindsey Gudger
I’m sharing my three things every real estate agent should tell you.
Today I want to share three things every real estate agent should be telling you:
1. “There’s more.” An agent should tell you about the numerous, non-traditional methods of searching for listings. With Redfin, Zillow, and other internet sites, it’s likely easy for you to find a property yourself, but a great agent will create possibilities and opportunities for you that may not be traditional. That may mean off-market homes, homes yet to come to the market, or houses still under construction. An excellent agent will point you in the right direction.
2. “Wait.” Your agent should be going to bat for you on every offer you write, but sometimes you may need someone to help you step back from your emotional attachment to a house. Many times I’ve talked clients out of homes that I knew wouldn’t serve their needs based on what they’d already conveyed to me. Your agent should be enlightening you on market trends and the purchase process so you know precisely what to expect every step of the way. That way you can make an informed decision on a home that will be yours for years to come.
3. “I don’t know.” An agent shouldn’t be afraid to be transparent with you at all times, no matter the circumstances. For many, it’s easier said than done, but this is the backbone and of every client relationship in my business. I value honesty, transparency, and sincerity in all my relationships. Sometimes that means saying “I don’t know, but I’ll find out.” Get yourself an agent who is unafraid to be 100% authentic always. This will inspire you to do the same.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me by phone or email. I’m here to help and I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you may have wished your agent shared with you during your purchase process.