First time home buyers often ask the question, "What does a realtor do?". Â Not only that, experienced home buyers are often unsure of the protocol of what a realtor is responsible for. Â Here is a brief guideline of some things you can expect and not expect from your realtor...
1.Â Â If buying a home, a realtor will show you homes. Â A realtor should show you homes that you want to see, not what they feel you should see. Â Yes, there should be some consultation, a little discussion if an agent has concerns, or maybe some suggested properties but remember it is supposed to be about the client not the agent. Â However, please be considerate to the realtor and pare it down to a reasonable number of homes. Â Remember you are most likely not their only client and they need time to help others as well with Rochester NY homes for sale.
2. Â If you are selling a home, a realtor will show your home. Â If you list your home with an agent that agent should try to put your home in the best light possible. Â Expect them to take good pictures for all literature and the MLS. Â You should also try to be as flexible as possible if someone wants to see the home. Â If someone wants to see the house in an hour, do everything you can to make it happen. Â Each lost showing is a lost shot at a sale. Â On the other hand, feel comfortable to say no when you really must. Â You have 3 sick kids and can't pack them up to leave right now, just suggest an alternate time. Â If a homeowner is struggling with control issues it can often hinder a sale. Â Just be open to what comes.
3.Â Â A realtor should return your calls. Â Â Your agent should return your calls within a few hours. Â Mind you they do have other clients, other appointments, other Rochester NY homes for sale and even personal lives they need to take care of. Â But if you feel like your agent is dropping the ball by not calling you back for days, you might want to find another one. Â But as I said be reasonable, remember just like you, realtors don't work 24 hours a day. Â Please try to keep calls to mid-morning to early evening.
4. Â A realtor should answer all of your questions. Â No question is ever too silly, feel free to ask. Â An agent should answer all of your questions. Â If you feel you aren't getting answers or feel like you are a nuisance, you might want to find another agent. Â If a sale is taking place, feel free to ask the realtor what will be expected of you and when. Â Being prepared is half the battle and the realtor does have a duty to make sure you are prepared.
These are just a few items to expect in a relationship with your realtor. Â If you have any questions at all about Rochester NY homes for sale please contact us at contact@salafiasoldteam or 585-279-8210 orÂ www.rochesterhomelocator.com.