There are many lists and reasons on WHY to use a real estate sales representative and if you're reading this then you're most likely in the know on all the advantages of it. The list below compiles three simple things to guide you along selecting the agent/team that is right for you.
1. Are they trustworthy?
Without a doubt the biggest thing to assure yourself of is that you trust your agent. No different than an accountant or lawyer your agent is privy to very personal and financially pertinent information. Furthermore, they are truly representing YOU in negotiations and out in the community when selling your property or speaking on your behalf. Do they have a good reputation? Are they selling you the world just to get your listing? Your sales representative should make you feel like they are in it for the long haul and are partners rather than just fly by night salespeople.
2. What is their business model?
There are many types of brokerages and sales representatives out there and the full menu of services is at your disposal. Make sure you understand what you are signing up for before initialing the dotted line. As FULL TIME sales representatives we are always at your disposal for questions and to discuss what is available to you in the industry. With duplicitous advertising and some sales reps earning poor reputations, we are happy to provide industry insight to anyone who has a question or would like some clarity(info@theClosers.ca)
3.What are your expectations?
One of the very best things you can do is lay out your expectations from the beginning have a frank and open discussion with the prospective agent/team about your role in the process detail what YOU want. The Sales representative is YOUR customer service representative and it should feel like that. Yes it is a relationship and the right person/team will have valuable experience and insight but at the end of the day they should be working to EARN your business.
Yes we are real estate agents and yes we want to earn your business. With that said we hope to make it clear that all of our articles and content are aimed to help those around us with the business that we know and love so much. If you ever would like to meet and discuss and ideas or questions relating to real estate or anything community relates our door is always open.