The Right Agent For You
October 17, 2018 | Abby Hood

Buying a home will likely be the biggest investment you make in your life and it needs the attention and assistance a professional Realtor can provide. But not just any Realtor, it's important to find the "right" one. With the ease of being able to land a license, you want to make sure you're hiring an agent who has the experience and drive to ensure you're provided the tools and skills to walk away from a closing knowing your needs were fully met. 

Let's jump into issues you can face if you don't have the right agent on your side.

1. THE "WRONG" AGENT WON'T LISTEN.

It's important to find a real estate agent that sits down with you and actively listens to your needs. What type of home do you want? Where do you want to live? Does the commute to school or work have to be a certain distance? Etc. Working with an agent that doesn't take the time to listen to your real estate needs will end up wasting your time and sending you homes to look at that don't match your needs. Sit down with an agent that wants to get to know your needs and wants to help you achieve your goal of buying your dream house.
 
2. YOU WILL GET POOR ADVICE.

Choosing the wrong agent means you'll find yourself in situations with terrible advice. Make sure you choose an agent that is able to give you the proper direction when it comes to the whole sales process. From negotiations, to repairs, you want to ensure you choose a trusted adviser that can guide you on the right path!
 
3. THEY WON'T NEGOTIATE 

A great agent will negotiate for you to make sure you get the best deal, depending on your market. But the "wrong" agent won't bother to negotiate on any part of the sales process. You want to find an agent that not only negotiates for you, but does it in an effective way and advises you on the best steps to take, to ensure you still get the right home.

4. DIFFICULT TO REACH

A great agent has a set and active schedule that allows you to get in touch with them, or a member of their team, within a reasonable time frame. A poor agent will be difficult to get a hold of, even not getting back to you during the sales process for days (sometimes even weeks.) To find a great agent, you want to find one that has dedicated business hours that allow you to get in touch with them at anytime during those hours, and is available to call you back if they miss your call, in a timely manner. This is incredibly important during the contract to close process, if something needs immediate attention, and your agent is nowhere to be found, you can lose the deal.

5. A LEGAL MESS

The "wrong" agent can be unethical, or simply not have the proper knowledge about the legalities within the industry. As a professional, in an industry with a lot of accompanying laws, it's a great agent's job to know how to protect you throughout the sales process, while providing the necessary contracts and guidance to ensure you're protected by the decisions you make as well.

6. AN UNHAPPY BUYING EXPERIENCE

Buying a home is an important and big process in a person's life. If you're buying your first home, or you're purchasing your dream home, you don't want the experience to be traumatizing. A great agent will be able to navigate the bumps that come up within the sales process in an experienced and professional manner. The "wrong" agent will create a mess of the sales process, not find you the right home, and you can end up with a home you don't actually love - or one with too many issues. Find a great agent that knows the process and can ensure it goes as smoothly as possible, giving you the time to prepare for common situations that may cause delays. Although some things can occur that neither party is aware of, having an experienced agent will help you through general hurdles that could arise throughout the sale.

You need the right agent to find you the right home. Give us a call today!

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