Listen to the words Myra writes,
I may have this printed on a 3x5 card for the Buyer to carry. I will laminate it and refer to the words often.
I particularly like #15.
Your Realtor is the key to success. Select a Realtor you can trust and will listen to. The buying and selling of property has become very complex. Select a Realtor with a vast base of knowledge and experience in the properties you are looking at.
Just because an licensee is a member of the National Association of Realtors, it does not mean that they are knowledgeable about every type of product. There are single family, condos, multifamily, investment, commercial, land, and high rise properties. Many properties have restrictions from the color of the paint to use, to parking in your own driveway. Look for education and the ability to relate to your needs for the type of property you want.
As a Buyer, I suggest you look for a Realtor that has an ABR credential. The Accredited Buyers Representative credential means that the Realtor has formal education to work with Buyers and getting your offer(s) accepted.
If you have a special interest such as Ham radio, raising cats, or boating, look for a Realtor that has a similar interest. They can assist you in looking for property that meets your needs because they will know what you are needing for a comfortable property.
Remember to challenge your Realtor. Let them work for their pay. They deserve to be paid, they also have a responsibility to assist you in showing what you want.
You have one basic job in all of this action. You need to select a Realtor that you feel comfortable with and can relate to.
If you start working with multiple Realtors, it is like having multiple girlfriends. You will not receive quality time with anyone of them. A Realtor deserves payment for assisting you. You need to provide the information and time to allow the assistance in locating your new home.
All Realtors have access to the same information. All Realtors have computers, networks, cars, pens, pencils, and lock box keys. The hard part is choosing a Realtor that can use the resources to locate a property that you want and is not just on the market.
When your Realtor becomes unbelievable, it may be time to move to another. If you think you made a mistake, please tell the Realtor that you are unhappy. Like any relationship, you and the Realtor have to work for a successful relationship. If you and the Realtor can fix a relationship issue, it will be easier than starting over with a new Realtor that has to learn about your needs. If it is a market issue, they will be able to explain the problem and work towards a solution.
Remember to have fun picking out your new home. It should feel like you are looking at tuxedos and a wedding dress for your wedding.
Please contact me immediately if you know a person that cannot make their mortgage payments. I will work with them to avoid foreclosure or bankruptcy at no charge or fees to them.
Steven Goldman, CRS
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
Certified Default Advocate (CDAT)
Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP)
Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES)
GRI, ABR, SRES, CNHS, PM, CCI
Realty One Group
10750 W. Charleston #180
Las Vegas, NV 89135