When you employ a real estate agent, you expect them to do their work and be professional about it. Many people have worked with real estate agents but they do not know what specific roles a real estate agent should be involved in
Below is a list of things you should expect from your real estate agent
Your real estate agent should be able to price your home correctly. An experienced real estate agent can give you an estimate of a home when they walk through it. They should have enough experience to be able to tell how the house will do in the market according to its price. They so not just guess the price of the home, a good agent should hire a professional to inspect the home and give an estimate of how much a home is worth. It is important to set the right price for a home in order to find potential buyers fast.
Good marketing strategy
When you are selling your home, you should expect your real estate agent to market it properly. A good agent should ensure they market your home to their maximum abilities. This includes posting the deals online and going for advertisement strategies such as the billboard. If you are posting your property online, they should hire professional photographers to take good picture and ensure they bring out the best side of your property.
Good communication skills
They need to communicate and update you regularly about issues concerning your house. If they have received new listings from different clients, they should be able to communicate that. If you are no having offers on your home, they should create strategies to make it more appealing for buyers.
They should deal with all the legal issues
If you are trying to buy a new home, a real estate agent is obligated to help you do the proper research before going into the market. They should be able to connect you with a loan lender who will give you a pre-qualification statement. A pre-qualification’s sole purpose is to give you an estimate of how much you can afford on a home depending on your income and your credit score. They will help you submit the right document to get the right estimates
A professional agent should have good negotiating skills
When an agent is making a deal with the home seller, they should keep your interest at heart. A good real estate agent should negotiate the price of a home until the seller comes down to what you can afford. A seller who is interested in their own needs will put their earnings first and your needs later. They should also be able to negotiate for renovations and repairs with the seller or the seller’s agent.
Closing the deal
You should expect your agent to deal with all the legal issues concerning your new home when you are closing the deal. They should help you hire a trustworthy lawyer to deal with all the paperwork, and sign all the needed documents