If you're working with a landscaping contractor, you want to develop a good
working relationship with that professional, so you can avoid delays, stress
and other issues. After all, the last thing you want is a tree planted in the
wrong spot because of a misunderstanding!
The same holds true when working with a real estate agent. Whether you're
buying, selling, or both, you want the process to go smoothly and
successfully. Creating an ideal working relationship with your agent is an
important step toward making that happen.
How do you do that?
First, ask your agent to go over the process with you. If you're selling your
home, you want to understand the steps the agent is going to take. That
way, there will be fewer surprises. In particular, you’ll want to discuss how
viewings will be handled. You'll need to come to an agreement as to when
your home will be available for viewings, how short-notice viewings will be
handled, and whether or not "lockbox access" will be needed.
Don't be afraid to ask questions, even if you're worried about seeming to be
naive. (You won't!) You don't want to have unanswered questions or
concerns between you and your agent.
Also, know that misunderstandings and mistakes can happen in any
relationship with a professional. So if an issue comes up, discuss it right
away. Don't let it fester.
Finally, remember that your agent should be a professional like me, with
expertise in buying and selling in this market. When I make a
recommendation regarding pricing, prepping your home, viewings, etc.
remember that I am working in your best interest. I want to sell your
property, quickly and for a good price, just as much as you do!
Looking for an agent you can trust? Contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!