When you’re looking for a new property to buy or invest in, or want to sell your current house, you want to have somebody on your side to guide you through the process, from the starting point right till the end. First and foremost, real estate agents should have proper knowledge of the current market and should help you navigate it with the least stress possible.
Here are some other important qualities a real estate agent should have.
1) They should be great communicators
Things change quickly in the market and you need to know where you stand with your current buying or selling situation at all times. This way you can move on quickly to another property, potential buyer, or capitalize on an opportunity to get your ideal property. Your real estate agent should be proactive and provide all pieces of information.
Constant contact with you, the client, is so important to make the right move and transparency is key.
2) They should be strong listeners
Nobody likes to feel like what you say to them is going in one ear and out the other. Agents who value listening are usually the ones who are the most successful. Your agent should be attuned to your needs, requests and specific details. They should be talking to you – not at you.
What is your motivation to buy, sell or invest? Do you need to do this in a hurry? Or do you have a fixed time frame to work with? No matter the case, your real estate agent should be able to use their active listening skills to adapt to your needs in a time-based manner to point you in the right direction.
3) They should be client-motivated
They should put their clients’ needs first! A good agent will always keep your needs as the top priority throughout the period of time they work with you. They should eliminate uncertainty, worry, and ensure that you feel supported and happy.