Buying a house? How to work with your realtor.
When you hire a realtor to assist you in buying a house, it is important that you get the most bang for the buck. Here are some tips to help you maximize your resourse and make your home buying experience go more smoothly.
- Be Punctual.
Make sure you keep your appointments and be on time. While the agent works for you don't assume that you are the only client that they have. Most realtors have several clients that they are working with at any given time, their schedules can be very hectic. Respect your agent's time. If you are running late or need to reschedule an appointment let your realtor know.
- Let your agent do their job.
While there is plenty of things that you can do to assist your agent in the home buying process, you should let them do their job. Let the agent make the appointments. NEVER call the listing agent yourself. Understand that your agent could be passed on their commission. Let your agent make all the contacts.
You should try to avoid going to open houses or property showings without your agent. If you need to go to a house on your own, notify your agent so they can make the proper arrangements ahead of time.
- Let your agent know what you're looking for.
It is very important you are honest and upfront with your agent. Communicate. The easiest way to find the property that fits your needs is to relay your desires and circumstances to your realtor.
Following these tips will go a long way in making your home buying process smoother and less stressful.