Seller Beware! You Like The Realtor You Interviewed But Do Other Realtors Like Them?
Caution Mr Seller, you just interviewed an agent and think that you really liked them. But before you hire them for the job, consider this. You like the Realtor you interviewed, but do other Realtors? Do other professionals within the industry, such as Escrow Agents, Attorneys, Pest Control, Home Inspectors, Appraisers, Lenders? You may ask yourself why this even matters. As a home seller, most of the time you are simply thinking about who you believe wold be able to sell your home the quickest and for the most money. While this is obviously a good place to begin your search, it should go deeper. Selling a home is truly a group collaboration. It becomes a collaboration because so many people must play an integral part it moving the transaction along successfully.
For instance, when the appraiser needs to ask your Realtor a few questions about the home, can the appraiser get a hold of your Realtor? Is Your Realtor good about returning phone calls and communication with other industry professionals? If your Realtors overall bedside manners with other industry professionals is sub par, word spreads like gangbusters amongst the Real Estate community. You as the consumer may never hear about it but rest assured, I have a list of Realtors who I try to steer clear of in every way. This is due to the fact that they are lacking in skills when it comes to working amongst their peers. Don’t get me wrong, if my buyer really wants the home that is listed by one of these Realtors, I will write up an offer for my buyer. However, that offer is written up and they are forewarned that my experience with this Realtor has shown that we could be in for a bumpy ride.
The moral here is do your homework and then possibly delve a little deeper. Ask for a few references not just from clients but from other industry professionals. It just could make the difference in a successful, hassle free transaction for you!