Ask your agent if they are away who covers their business?

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SO True you want someone who is going to reperesent you 100% as if its their client and your looking for dependable people who will be available by phone ,email and can show the property  and most important not afraid to contact the Broker if need be and if you have to have repairs done dont be afraid to step up and handle the business.

Original content by Dorie Dillard Austin TX

 Ask your agent if they are away who covers their business?

for saleWhen selecting an agent to represent you in a real estate transaction you need to know their procedures for working with you.  Are they available from 9-6? Are they accessible both Saturday and Sunday?  How do they communicate: email, phone, text or a combination? Asking many questions will help in the decision making process to find a good agent match for you.

At least several times a year my husband and I take a break to travel which is one of our favorite things to do!  We schedule trips in a relatively slower time of the year (if that is ever really doable - one never knows).  Working 24/7 for months is mroe than possible but I find a week or two problem solving is a luxury that can rejuvenate the mind and body beyond words!

As a buyer or seller an important question you should ask syour agent if they are going to be away (let's face it we are normal, have families and obligations that may take us away periodically) what plan is in place to handle their clients?

If we have plans to be away I tell my clients not to worry.  I make a practice to have my business covered with competent agents who work in similar style as me.  Procedures are in place carried out my very competent assistant who can coordinate all issues and direct them to the proper agent in charge of a specific client.  I split my files up so no agent is loaded with more than 2-3 clients.  The agents I choose to cover my business work with the same professional skills I do and will take diligent care of my clients.

If you are looking for a competent, professional real estate agent to handle a transaction for you please contact me for an appointment.  We will address your needs, time frame of purchase or selling your home and how I can best assist you.  I have references for you to contact.  Let's see if we are a good match.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Comments (4)

Nancy Fraser
Exit Realty Premier - Massapequa Park, NY
Realtor, Massapequa Homes for Sale 516-729-0278

Yes is important foe us as agents to have a team of people we can count on and work with tro cover each other. This business, as we know, requires availability.

Jan 11, 2011 01:25 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

"When selecting an agent to represent you in a real estate transaction you need to know their procedures for working with you." 

We set the expectations right up front.  We're in the office 7am-3pm Monday through Friday, closed weekends and holidays, will present offers on first business day following the weekend (also confirmed by Seller Written Instructions in our listing agreement and disclosed in the MLS) and have resources in place for "emergency" coverage.  Works like a charm!

Jan 12, 2011 12:16 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

It is a great point. We cannot operate in a vacuum. Clients expect and deserve service even if we are unavailable.

Jan 13, 2011 04:27 PM
Manny Bermas
Katy, TX

Hi Michelle,  Good Question. Have noted and bookmarked your posting.

Mar 05, 2011 01:13 AM