How would you know whether you’re with a right real estate agent or nor? What is the key to success in real estate? You must analyze some crucial things and interview real estate professionals before deciding on whether they are worth staying around or not.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to know your real estate agent’s worth.
Check The Record: In India, being a real estate agent is a very easy thing. People simply visit real estate developers and ask them for commission on sales. That’s it. Many of them fail while some of them succeed. Such part time workers have no significant knowledge and record of successful sales they have made.
On the other hand, a professional real estate agent not only helps people find the right place, but they also have a good track record of sales. A professional doesn’t work just for the sake of some extra income; they actually are passionate about the work.
Art of Negotiation:Your real estate professional must have qualities to negotiate well. The way your real estate agent understands your needs, finds property and discusses things with the real estate developer matter a lot. The person should be able to convey the message well. The person must have strategies to grab the deal especially in the competitive market.
Network:A professional real estate agent has good connections with reliable developers and other relevant sources that can help his/her client. From choosing a house to making small fixes and interior design changes, a real estate professional with good relationships with people is worth spending time with.
Communication: Do you have to chase your real estate agent to get updates? Is it becoming hard to reach the person when you need them? If waiting has become a part of your home buying process with an agent, it is better you save time by finding a new one. You are going to make an investment and are going to pay the person, so what’s the point of wasting time, Why give someone authority to control your schedule when you are super busy.
Knowledge:It is not just limited to the knowledge about the real estate sector. The qualities of a professional real estate agent must be assessed on the basis of his knowledge about the neighbourhood you are looking a property in.
Bottom Line:Remember, your real estate agent is going to be with you for a long time. It can be from weeks to months. So it is always important to choose the person carefully. If you don’t interview multiple persons, it can be a problem because sticking to just a single person will not give you great opportunities to explore.
Make sure that your real estate agent has the above mentioned qualities to ensure the best home buying experience.