7 Best Things You Should Know Before Choosing a Real Estate Agent
Are you planning to buy or sell a property? Before you set out to buy or sell the most important thing that you need to keep in mind is that you cannot do this alone.
You are not alone in the race. There are a lot of people out there who want to buy and sell. If you have been planning to buy or sell a property for some time, by now you might have realized the need for a real estate agent.
The involvement of real estate agents in property deals is inevitable and something that is worth praising.
So, here are a few things that you need to be aware of before choosing a realtor. These are the things that no real estate agent openly discusses with their clients, but they want their customers to be familiar with how things work. Let us examine these in detail:
(1) Paying a Fair Price as Commission:
Realtors charge a fee for their service and as you know nothing on this earth comes for free. One thing you need to be aware is that selling or buying a property is combined with a lot of hassles and obstructions that cannot be cleared unless you get an excellent realtor who can help you manage it and arrive at a fair deal.
It is a wrong notion of buyers that it is sufficient if the sellers pay the realtor’s commission.
Remember the real estate agents are working hard to help you find a property that fits into your budget and is worth the money.
So, it is your responsibility to shoulder half of the commission that the seller pays though no realtor tells you that they are expecting you to pay them.
(2) Agents have Limitations:
Agents are not Gods. Of course, they have their set of limitations.
They might add some fake information while they try to lure you. It is part of their job. As you know, real estate is growing every other day and the competition is too hard. So, to get some good deals, they might lie and tell you that they will fix you an excellent living space within a week’s time.
Both the buyer and seller are aware of the fact that it is impossible.
So take a moment and do some research and compare the realtors in the area and find out how much time each of them usually take to close a deal.
(3) Let’s not be Racists:
There are often people who go and ask their real estate agents about the caste or race of the residents in the neighborhood.
Never do that.
It is better not to ask your real estate agent to help you a home depending on the race, caste, creed, nationality, sex, or physical conditions of the people living in the neighborhood.
Realtors or for that matter of fact anyone who believes in humanity will never support such classifications.
4) Do you have Sufficient Money?
Before you set out to hunt a home make sure you have the money to buy the home.
What role has your realtor got if you do not have the enough financial backup to purchase the property?
And, also, never jump into finalising the property deals or signing the agreements unless your bank account agrees to back you.
Remember the legal consequences are severe if you are indulged in fraudulent activities.
Don’t think the realtor can save your neck here.
(5) Clean and Sell:
How odd it looks if you welcome your buyers with old socks, dirty vessels, etc. strewn around in your home. Cut the crap!
Clear off everything as you are expecting your buyers at any time from now on as your house is on sale.
If it looks messed up, there are lesser chances that they will buy your home.
Real estate agents themselves advise sellers to clean their homes before putting it up for sale.
It’s a fact that a clean house looks much more appealing to buyers, and they are ready to buy it.
(6) Does your House Stink?
Do you open the front door with a welcome note from the stinking smell of leftovers from yesterday’s fish curry?
Or do you have a pet that has the least idea of how its enjoyment in shitting all over the place is going to spoil your plans to sell your house?
All these will easily bag negative points for your home.
To be honest, no buyer wants a house that stinks and smells nothing less than a garbage bin that has been left untouched for ages.
(7) Houses Without Furniture Doesn’t Look Larger:
Its a common practice to remove all furniture from your property before selling.You will think that empty rooms feel look bigger than the furnished ones.
Emptying your rooms of all the furniture has no impact on its space.
Moreover, furnished rooms give the buyer a better picture of how much space is available.
These are some of the essential points that you need to consider before you plan to buy or sell a property.
Note these points as these are the ones that no realtor is going to tell you but you need to be aware of before you annoy them.
Are you planning to sell your house? What are the preparations that you do before putting it up for sale?
Share your thoughts or comments with us.
Or are you a realtor who helps people buy and sell houses? What will you recommend your buyers and sellers?
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