A quick resource for those interviewing realtors.
In the past few client meetings I have had the pleasure of sitting in, I have heard a re-occurring theme. The team was agency uncertainty, when all that there needed to be was clarity and true guidance. The folks looking for their real estate agent, and going through the process of interviewing agents didn’t realize that their agent should be taking the loving care (a duty and responsibility of an agent once they become contracted to represent their client) to actually understand what their potential client was actually looking for.
I could hear in their voices that these folks, in different meetings, mind you, had experienced agents who were looking at them as a number, not a person who needed to find a home and wanted the resource of a trusted professional who was going to be exactly that, a professional, who was going to be a resource to them in the home buying or selling process. Wow, I thought internally- and it was probably all over my face. I am so glad we’re meeting now, so we can change this and give you a better experience moving forward and help position you for success!
The reason I wanted to put this out there is because if you’re buying or selling a home, this is a huge asset. You need someone who understands your needs and listens to what you’re looking for and knows how you need to be guided through the process. Whether it is actually a hand hold, or true turn by turn guiding, an actual professional will know how to get you there effectively as your partner. It shouldn’t be you guiding them to get you to that end result; make sure the person you are interviewing to be your agent has your best interests at heart and is prepared to work for you not just set up a drip campaign and wait to pop up and show you a house. Likewise for a listing agent, what are they actually doing for you? From personal connections to strategic marketing plans, prepare to ask how they will set you apart from the crowd in a changing market.