As an experienced real estate agent, I can tell you that the most successful agent/client relationships are the ones with great communication. I'm not just talking about phone calls or emails to keep in touch - I'm talking about the true exchange of information.
When you begin your new home journey, there are many decisions to be made. What type of home is best for you? What location will suit your commute and lifestyle? Do you want a yard? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? How much home can you afford? Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
As important as this information is to you, it is vital for your REALTOR*. Communicating your wants and needs to your real estate agent will not only enhance his or her ability to assist you, it will also save you time and effort in searching for your perfect home. Armed with as much information as possible, an agent can then rule out properties that are far from your considerations and present you with the properties that best meet your needs.
On the other side of the coin, a great agent has lots of information to provide to you as well. Current market trends, school and neighborhood information and beneficial options are just a few topics you'll need and want to know.
Improve your home buying experience by communicating with your real estate agent - you'll both be glad you did!