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5 Things To Expect From Your Real Estate Agent

5 Things To Expect From Your Real Estate Agent

Whether you’re buying or selling a house, you’ll always need a reliable real estate agent by your side. One that is armed with all the knowledge to help guide you towards the right path and help you sell or buy your dream home

However, not any ordinary agent will do. There are several things one must expect from a good real estate agent and if you’ve hired them, they must be able to deliver. So without further ado, let’s look at the 5 things you need to expect from your agent. 

Be Aware And Knowledgeable About The Real Estate Market

This is the most basic and crucial requirement of a real estate agent. They need to know everything from available listings in the area, mortgage rates, real estate laws and practices, as well as offer suitable and alternative properties in other areas that might work even better for your requirements. 

Only with detailed information about these things can a real estate agent help you in buying or selling your home. Besides this, you must also expect your agent to get you the listing of best properties after considering your budget and goals. And if you are selling your house, they must also educate you on the comps of your home and area to help you manage expectations about pricing.

Budget And Finances

A good real estate agent will always ask you to lay out your financial needs and expectations before helping you buy or sell your house. And they will also not go above and beyond your budget in order to close the deal. 

The ideal realtor will be well aware of listings within your budget and will also know of clients who are looking to buy houses within the speculated rate. Your agent must also help you set realistic goals based on your financial requirements. 

Marketing 

A real estate agent is essentially a salesperson, and hence, marketing is a skill set that is expected out of them. They should lay out a marketing plan that is best suited for your needs and ensure that your listing is visible everywhere. 

Whether it is through traditional marketing efforts like issuing flyers, postcards, signs about your property or getting traction to your property through social media marketing, they must do everything they can to sell your property. 

Besides this, you should also expect your real estate agent to network with their extensive client database to find you and your property the right fit. 

Be Available To You

It’s pointless to hire a real estate agent who isn’t entirely available to you, especially during working hours. Find an agent whom you don’t have to constantly call and check up on, because it’s their job to be answerable to you. 

Ensure your agent keeps a clear line of communication and that it is easy and effortless to get in touch with them and speak to them. They must not only communicate with you on a regular basis, but must also follow up with you regularly. This means to double check if things are going smoothly and also seeing if your needs are being met. 

Close The Deal

This is one of the most important aspects of being a realtor, if not the most important. You need a real estate agent who can not only talk about getting you a suitable deal, but also be able to close the deal and make things final. Your realtor must be an effective negotiator and communicator and help you buy and sell properties based on your financial needs. 

When sellers or buyers prove to be difficult and look for ways to change the terms of the agreement, a good realtor will find a suitable yet practical solution so that you are not at the losing end of the bargain. Besides this, if you have a real estate agent who is creative and quick with solutions while closing the deal, you can get or sell your house with minimum effort. 

There are several other things that a good real estate agent does, including helping you monitor your loan commitments, know about the local rules and regulations, inspect the house themselves, and so much more. To learn more about what Texas Land has land for sale, click on the hyperlinked text. 

About the author

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Steven Ly

Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Priya enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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