Q and A Time

By
Real Estate Agent with Exit Realty Horizons

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.

Comments (9)

Leslie Helm
Tennessee Recreational Properties - Jamestown, TN
Real Estate For Trail Riders

Hi, Troy. These Q&A aren't just basic, they're bedrock!

Oct 06, 2009 12:24 AM
Edward Bachman
EXIT REALTY SOLUTIONS - Kingwood, TX
Your Kingwood TX Realtor

All GREAT points....they are part of what separates a Realtor from a hobbyist!

Oct 06, 2009 12:38 AM
Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Homes for Sale

It's amazing to me all of the agents out there who just don't return calls or communicate.

Oct 06, 2009 12:45 AM
Tanya Nouwens
RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. www.readysetsold.ca - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager

Great blog post, Troy.  It's back to basics, and reconfirms to me that, though I'm new in this business of selling real estate (though not new to staging real estate), I'm on the right track in the way I want to go about doing it.  Thank you.

Tanya in Montreal

Oct 06, 2009 12:47 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Troy, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Oct 06, 2009 12:50 AM
Melissa Polce
ERA, Wilkinson Real Estate Charlotte - Huntersville, NC
Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!

Great Post, Thanks so much for the great info!

Oct 06, 2009 12:54 AM
Jason Simonson
Menomonie, WI
Realty Executives - Menomonie WI

I really like Edwards response of Realtor or hobbyist.

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Oct 06, 2009 12:56 AM
Kendra Dempsey
RE/MAX Rewards - Porter, TX

Edward...Loved your response too!! I feel the same way...guess that's why we are both working for such a great team!! lol

Feb 26, 2010 02:36 PM
Anonymous
Jerry Grosenick

Troy

Great points to always remember.

Dec 21, 2010 04:56 AM
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