Thursday, June 30, 2022

Working with your Agent

Whether you are looking to Buy or Sell, there are basic things that you should know.

Before you Start

Many consumers believe that they can work with several agents at once. This can cause a lot of problems, and any agent who allows you to do this lacks experience or has unethical practices. This means that you need to decide on one agent to work with. The best way to decide on an agent is to ask for referrals from friends and family, who may have worked with a good agent recently. You may also want to look at advertising, or see which agent specializes in the area you are looking to buy or sell. A good way to do this if you are selling is to see what signs you see most in your neighborhood--not just for a company but what agents are selling the most homes in your neighborhood. If you are trying to buy a home, ask recent move-ins who they used, what they thought of their experience and their agent. See if they would recommend their agent or not. All of these are good practices and can help you decide on what agent to use.

Choosing an Agent

Just because someone comes recommended from family or friends, doesn't mean you should or have to use them as your agent. You can contact several agents and see which one you want to work with before you decide an move forward with one. When you start interviewing agents, you should decide on an agent who has knowledge, experience and a good work ethic. Many newer agents may lack the knowledge and experience to get you the best deal, costing you potentially thousands of dollars. Because most agents work on their own, if you choose an agent who lacks good work ethic, you may struggle getting them to answer their phone, return emails, or show you homes. Honesty is also important. Utah Select Realty has a great reputation of having some of the best agents in the industry, we don't hire everyone like some companies out there, we only hire agents who have the qualities that make a good agent. If you choose an agent who does not have these qualities, you may experience problems or incur liability that could have been avoided. You may also have a bad experience with your agent that could be avoided if you just chose a better agent to begin with.

If Selling, consider some of these things:

1-Find out what your home is Really Worth. Request a Comparative Market Analysis, also called a CMA, which shows the market value of similar homes in the area that are for sale or have recently sold.
2- How is the agent going to market your home?
3- How often will you be contacted by the agent?
4- What online resources do they offer you as a client?
5- How long have they been licensed as a real estate agent? How many buyers and sellers has the agent helped in the last year?
6-What is the commission that the agent charges and when is it collected?
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