Well my fellow Rainers, it is time to review some very simple ideas about Real Estate. I posted a question on FB and received some responses that aren't shocking, or newsworthy, but should remind all of us of the basic tenets of real estate.
Q: What do you expect from a great real estate agent?
A:Constant follow up. Every visitor. Even if nothing is going on or there is no activity. A call or email is very important
A:Honestly, when I was buying my condo I met lots of different agents. Some of whom it was blatantly obvious that all they saw when they looked at me was dollar signs. I ended up with someone who was super laid-back and really easy to talk to. Approachable, and I knew he had my back. Which was great because I had no idea what the heck I was doing or looking for.
A:When I was looking for my house, I felt like I was finding more properties than my agent was. Also, the people who are buying the least expensive homes sometimes feel like their needs are minimized....make sure you offer them the same attention and support.
A:Communication. It's good to know what the agent is doing to sell your house and what the feedback is from any showings you have. We had our house listed for 6 months and let the contract expire with the house unsold. Our agent didn't do anything other than create a MLS listing in our opinion and the only time we ever really heard from her was after 3 months to sign a new 3 month lsiting agreement. Then a week before the second was going to expire. Soa as a seller the most important thing is communication. But is also important to try and sell the house, not just lsiting the house. 3 months to sign a new 3 month listing agreement and then a week before the second agreement was going to expire. So as a seller the most important thing to me is communication. But it is also important to be trying to sell the house, not just listing the house.