One of the most important factors to a successful real estate transaction is a healthy business relationship between a client and their agent. This professional relationship can make a huge difference in the outcome of a real estate transaction.
Here are 6tips on how to build a great relationship with one’s real estate agent:
- Communicate needs and wants
- Don’t be afraid to speak up
- Listen to the real estate agent
- Respect their time
- Trust the real estate agent
- Show appreciation
A client that’s honest with their real estate agent is the key to an ideal working relationship. Time is not wasted if home features they want to see and the budget they can work with are clearly stated early on.
Both client and real estate agent should also work on an effective communication method. Does the client prefer to communicate via calling, texting, or emailing? Or would they rather meet in person?
A client should be able to express clearly to their agent if they’re not satisfied with the home being shown or the way the agent is marketing their house. This way, the real estate agent can better understand their expectations and point of view.
Many home buyers or home sellers make the mistake of not truly listening to their real estate agent’s input. They either do it their own way or pay attention instead to their family or friends. This results in negative feedback from potential buyers or sellers.
That’s why it’s important to listen to one’s agent who’s the real expert in real estate. A good real estate agent knows what buyers and sellers are looking for, along with what’s happening in the local real estate market. They should be always open to suggestions and would be more than happy to incorporate ideas by the client if necessary.
Real estate agents are often on the go, with busy schedules and other clients to attend to. That’s why, as common courtesy, one should always be punctual or inform the agent if running late. A real estate agent shouldn’t be expected to drop everything just for one client or to pick up the phone during unreasonable hours.
Working with a real estate agent, especially if it’s for one’s first real estate transaction, can make a client anxious. After all, their property and money are in these people’s hands. But if the real estate agent has been proven to be honest, knowledgeable, responsive, and reliable, there shouldn’t be any doubt that these are good hands.
And lastly, a real estate agent also deserves a pat on the back for all their effort and hard work. A smile or a simple thank-you note goes a long way.
For the past 20 years, Pagnotta Homes has been helping buyers and sellers in Somerset County, NJ to reach their real estate goals. The team has earned numerous awards and five-star reviews as a result of their hard work and dedication to their clients.
Work with Pagnotta Homes today by calling 908.436.7947 or sending an email to info(at)pagnottahome(dotted)com.