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Karen Pawlak, Real Estate Pro in Arlington Heights, IL

What are some things that Realtors can do to be better REALTORS ? I'm a Realtor, and trying to get opinions from a Buyer's point of view.

Asked by Karen Pawlak, Arlington Heights, IL Fri Apr 2, 2010

What are your pet peeves as a Buyer? How can we as Real Estate Professionals, do to make the buying process easier for you?

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 12, 2011
One very simple thing: Everything that NAR says do not repeat. EVER!

Sell a house. Show properties, do not say stupid things like " There has never been a better time to buy a house" "Low interest rates make it a great time to buy" and all the rest that nar says to say.

Tell the truth about the market. If prices are dropping admit it. Do not say buy now before the free $8k goes away.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 3, 2010
Listen, Listen, Listen...after a showing, ask what were the favorite features of the home and negatives as well. Please also include the area and the street. Favorites about the area and negatives. Then you know where to go from there!

Debbie Albert, PA
Coldwell Banker Residential
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 3, 2010
Karen, I agree with prior answer. Many Realtors I've met seem to feel that they need to keep talking to impress, or make an impression on buyers, or just to fill uncomfortable gaps in conversation and feel a need to fill these gaps with their own version of what they think is important. Your can learn so much about what's important to buyers by just focusing on what they are saying and putting all personal feelings aside. Easier said than done I know, but well worth the effort.

Darla Schroeder, Realtor, GRI, e-PRO
Century 21 Real Estate Champions
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 2, 2010
One of the biggest complaints we hear from buyers is that their agent is not listening to their needs and show them property that is not a good match for their personal search criteria.

Buyers value their time and desire agents that are attentive to their needs.....being a good listener can go a long way to create a successful experience.

Great question!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 2, 2010
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