One of the key things you need to do when getting involved in any property transaction is ensuring that the real estate agent or realtor you are working with is up to the task. There is nothing worse at that point in your life than having an important transaction delayed or even destroyed by a realtor who simply doesn’t seem to know what they are doing or, worse yet, simply doesn’t care.
Here we will take a look at a few of the tell-tale signs that you are working with someone that isn’t up to the task. If you notice any of these in your current realtor, it may be time to start searching for a new one.
Slow Or Non-Existent Response Time
While you should understand that your agent is always going to be working with multiple people at any one time, they also have a duty to you to respond to any queries or issues that you have in a timely fashion. If you find that the questions you ask take days to answer or, even worse, simply don’t get answered at all then you may need to move on to somebody that is going to care a little bit more about getting the deal done.
They Always Agree
On the surface of things it’s quite nice to have somebody agreeing with us. It makes us feel like our opinions are completely correct and it makes most people feel happy. It’s also something that you should not be looking for in your realtor. If the person you are working with simply agrees with everything that you say, instead of offering other suggestions or using their knowledge to point you in the right direction, then you are working with somebody who is just trying to make you happy and isn’t going to have what it takes to do what you need, rather than what you think you want.
They Don’t Listen
On the flipside of things, you also don’t want your agent to be so wrapped up in their own opinions that they completely fail to take what you have to say into account. If you find that the person you are working with seems to brush past the things that you say without really paying attention to them, then it may be time to look for somebody else. After all, if they don’t listen to you, how could they possibly no what you want from the transaction?
Whether you are buying or selling a home, you will want the person working with you to take advantage of every resource that is at their disposal to get the job done. In today’s marketplace that means using the internet, whether it’s to list a property or to peruse an online database. Any realtor who has still not joined the online age is one to be wary of. They are a long way behind the curve and aren’t going to be able to give you all of the help that somebody who is more tech-savvy would be able to. You don’t want to miss out because they don’t want to adapt.