Have you ever thought about how valuable and important is a good relationship with your real estate agents in your property searching journey?
Actually, it is the most crucial step for a successful home search. Like any other relationship, the one you start with your real estate agents requires some work to get the best outcome. Buying a home is one of the most stressful events in our life, and one of the best ways to start our relationship with a realtor is to sow calm. Like in any other communication/relationship, it is all about mature communication and being completely clear about what is wanted.
Ok, how are we going to do that?
The very first thing you have to do is to go and see them. Although this might sound too obvious, there are many people who want to buy a house, and when they meet an agent, they do nothing. So, to develop a quality relationship with yo realtor, you are going to see them in their office. If you are asking why in their office, the answer is quite simple. Because face to face meeting is much better to build rapport and clarifying many things. Besides that, it is much harder for them to say no or hang you up because "they got viewing."
Without agent contacts and their goodwill to help you, you will rarely find anything. If you play it smart and smooth (we mean about being considerating and cultured enough), you can get access to all hot properties. It is really important to show your agent that you are not dragging him, but you are a serious buyer. Treat your agent with respect and try to reply to his phone calls and emails. Do not stock and waste their time. No one likes that.
Somewhere in between of all of this, you need to show that you are truly credible, and you know what you are doing and talking about. You need to show that you know what you want to buy and what your buying criteria are.
In order for real estate agents to be able to help you find a home, be completely honest and upfront about
your current budget. They need to know how much you can afford. This way, they can match you with the perfect property for you. It does not mean that you have to reveal a lot about your current personal situation.
The more respect you show towards your agent and the more honest you are, the more he will be able to meet your requirements.