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Eva Marcum, Real Estate Pro in Roseville, CA

How do you know you are in good hands?

Asked by Eva Marcum, Roseville, CA Tue Apr 17, 2012

Ask me for my past clients contacts.

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You know you are in good hands when you don't have to ask that question.

Elizabeth Weintraub
Broker-Associate #00697006
Lyon Real Estate
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
Great comment... I think people know when you are competent or not.. and if you have to ask... not a good sign...
Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012
Hi Eva,

You know you are in good hands, if your realtor put your interest (as a client) above his/her own interest. Even though usually the interest of the real estate agent is aligned with the client, in some cases they may not be.

For example, when a buyer is not feeling comfortable with a purchase, and buyer is already in contract, and buyer wants to cancel the deal. This is not good for the agent, because the agent will not close and earn that commission. But in some cases, cancelling may be in the best interest of the client. The agent should help the client maneuver through the cancellation and find another suitable home for the client.

Hope that helps,

James Tan
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
Is when you know you can trust the person you are working with. Ask as many questions as you can, If the person can answer all the questions you ask you and have in mind your interest before his. If you can say yes to all of this, you are in good hands
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
When you can reach your Realtors when you want them, when your Realtors communicate regularly with you, & when your Realtors fulfill the services they promised to provide you when you began fo work for them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
If you feel them in your pockets or covering your eyes, it's a pretty good indication you should have concern.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
Call Allstate ;) or some good agents here
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
Interview agent about their experience, education, credentials, etc!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 9, 2012
Just like with many other things in life, you know it when it happens.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
Great question! And Elizabeth answers it pretty acurately in one respect.

When you, as a client, really don't understand all of the process (until you've actually experienced it) then it may be hard to determine if you have an agent who is properly representing you. With the internet, it's easy to review realtors online by reviewing their answers to questions here on Trulia. Another good way is by getting a referral from someone who has recently been through the experience of buying or selling a home.

But if you are getting a realtor through referral, make sure and ask detailed questions on why they are referring that realtor, what their experience was like, why did they think their realtor was outstanding. In the end, you'll need to go with someone who you trust as an experienced professional.

Good luck Eva!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
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