“Don’t worry. We’ll take care of it.” Those two sentences should be the most important ones your real estate agent ever says to you. Yes, of course, you want to hear “you’ve got an offer!” or “your offer was accepted.” But much more essential than the actual buying or selling of your home is the comfort and reassurance that comes from knowing that you are not alone. You have hired a real estate agent; you should not also have to stress and worry about the buying or selling process. That’s what your realtor is for!
Your only job should be to stay in touch with your realtor, ask questions, and take care of the things around your home that your realtor simply cannot do, like, in the case of selling, fixing and repairs or any cleaning or clearing out. In the case of buying, you really should not be worried about anything except falling in love with your new home. Let your realtor deal with lenders and appraisers, MLS listings and surveyors.
It is extremely helpful for you to go into any new meeting with a new realtor with an idea of what exactly it is a realtor does. You will also want to stay on top of your realtor to make sure that he or she is performing up to your standards and expectations, which, by the way, should be very high! So, to help you out before you meet with a new realtor, you can take a look at the following list of basic things your realtor should handle for you, so you can relax with a glass of wine or a cup of tea and wait to hear “you’ve got an offer!” or “your offer was accepted!”
Pre-Listing Review and Explain
Listing Appointment to Educate Client on the Market and Trends
MLS: Find Properties to Purchase for Client or List Properties and Market House for Sale
Help Make an Offer or Accept an Offer
Help Draw and Review the Contract
Deal with the Lender/Bank
Plan for and Schedule Home Inspection
Obviously, there is so much involved in each of these ten steps, but this is the simple run-down of everything that happens during a real estate process, which means it is everything your realtor should be handling for you.
Perhaps the most essential piece that lies within each of these steps is one that is often not mentioned: educate. Educate. Educate. A realtor must educate his or her client every step of the way. You, the client, should feel a calm confidence that your real estate deal is not only being handled well but also that you are aware of what is happening in each phase.
If you have questions about any of these steps, or if you would like to set up an appointment with one of our realtors today, call Tyler Goff Group today.
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