Top 4 Tips For Working With A Real Estate Agent

Dated: 06/20/2014

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Whether it’s buying real estate or selling property in San Antonio, real estate agents are the designated experts to assist and represent you so you get the best deal possible. However, unless you know how to establish your expectations and communicate effectively with your real estate agent, the process of brokering a real estate deal could prove to be frustrating and, in a worse-case scenario, costly. The following five tips will help you when it comes to working with real estate agents efficiently and effectively:
  1. Be clear on the specifics. Schedule a sit down meeting with your realtor where everything is laid out. You should be very clear about your expectations, while the real estate agent should explain his services and prices. This is the moment when you ask all of the questions you have about your situation before embarking on the process of buying real estate or selling property.
  2. Establish a schedule of communication. Most of us are very busy, and we can easily miss a call or forget to reply to an email. To avoid frustration and miscommunication, establish a set day and method to be in touch each week. That way, you know you’ll have regular updates and peace of mind.
  3. Keep your appointments and be on time. Whether you’re meeting with your agent to discuss contracts or your presence is required for a walk-through with the buyers, you should always be on time. Rescheduling at the last minute or being late for appointments creates an unfavorable business atmosphere, so respect other people’s time and schedule your appointments wisely.
  4. Keep written documentation of everything pertaining to your property deal. When working with a real estate agent, you should keep all written documentation. From emails and contracts to appraisals and lists of services, keeping a file of all the correspondence you send and receive, as well as all agreements, is an essential part of working with your real estate agent. With a well-organized file, you can refer to your documentation at any point during the course of the property sale to clear up any questions or issues.

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