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How to Have A Successful Relationship With Your Real Estate Agent

By Chris Porter | December 15, 2017

If you have found the perfect real estate agent to sell your property, the last thing you need is to lose them. The same way you want the perfect barrie tutoring, you also need to make sure that your real estate agent is well-dressed, punctual, and knowledgeable. Once you find a real estate agent you can comfortably work with, here are some of the tips to keep the relationship working:

  1. Never Break The Trust Built

Most people fixate on whether the agent is trustworthy they tend to forget that the trust tends to run both ways. For the relationship to be successful, the trust has to exist between the agent/client relationship from the beginning to the end.

  1. Be Respectful

The relationship can’t work or be successful or work if the respect is not mutual. If you are buying or selling the property you will need to see your agent as a trusted advisor because he or she will treat you with an attitude of mutual respect and stand in your favor.

  1. Call Them

Most people want to call the agents to call them and not vice versa. However, some agents appreciate when you pick the phone and call them, especially during tough times. Even though emails are the easiest way to go, it can be very misleading, and the tone can easily be misunderstood.

Meeting them face to face would be the best means of communication but if you are not in a position to meet, pick up the phone and call them.

  1. Avoid Being a Control Freak

Most agents are open to new suggestions, and they will gladly incorporate your ideas into their marketing strategy. However, you need to allow the agent to do their work without being in their case all the time.

  1. Don’t Be a Scrooge

Most agents tend to feel unloved and lose interest with the client if the client insists that they discount their commissions. If you don’t want pressure to take unacceptable offers or rush sales, avoid fewer commissions. Make sure that the agent knows that they are working or you for free until the property is sold. If they do a great job, then they deserve to be paid.

  1. Be Honest

Give the real estate agent all your parameters if you are looking to buying a property so that the agent doesn’t waste your time. Make sure you let them know how much you would be able to spend on the property, your new tax plan, and where you prefer the property to be.

This will allow the agent to take their time to find you the property that suits your needs. They will make sure that the properties they get you are within your price range.

  1. Be a Good Listener

You need to allow listening to what the agent has to say. Never shut them down or decide to get defensive otherwise the relationship will not move forward. The agent has your best interest at heart, so the suggestions he or she may come up with are for your own benefit so do not cover your ears.





"Chris Porteous has significant experience in the financial markets with stints at Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities and DBRS. At DBRS, Chris extensively covered the Mortgage Backed Securities market, Covered Bonds and regulatory changes involved in the real estate markets. Chris currently runs a personal Real Estate Investment Trust with over 15 properties located in South Florida."
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