House shopping or selling as we know can be a never-ending tedious process, from calls back and forth, offers, rejected offers, escrow, and closing. All the working components can make anyone become very overwhelmed and frustrated. Also when either shopping or selling a house, we also have to find the right realtor. With the copious amounts of realtors on the scene, which one is the correct realtor for you?
There are so many defining factors such as commission rate, sales track record, availability, and flexibility. Gavish Real Estate wants to emphasize taking your time and not rushing is the best way to examine all your viable candidates who you believe to be best for you.
If you are in the market of buying a home, one of the first steps you should take is speaking to a mortgage lender. Communicating with a mortgage lender will give you an idea of what homes are in your price range. This information can make a major difference when choosing a realtor, depending on your price range, you may be able to categorize the realtors who specialize in your price range.
Doing your homework is of the utmost importance when choosing the right realtor for you. A client-realtor relationship is a relationship of sorts. The chemistry has to be there between one another, in other words, if it does not love at first sight or you don’t feel the spark, keep moving on to the next, it’s that simple. Ask for references and follow up with them. Read reviews and ask as many questions as you can think of.
Don’t be afraid to interview and consult with several different realtors to determine which one is the best fit for you The house you are selling or buying is one of the most important financial decisions you will make for yourself or family. In other words, you have to trust and have faith in your realtor because, in a certain way, your future is in their hands.
The contract between you and your realtor is the bond that binds you both together during the duration of this time period, its a marriage essentially and this is the prenup. Review the contract carefully and in full detail, anything you don’t understand doesn’t be afraid to ask questions. Your realtor should be more than willing to go over the contract with you without any rush for you to sign it. If you have concerns or feel uncomfortable, remember this is ultimately your decision, you are not required to sign anything.
Also, don’t be afraid to negotiate the contract to certain terms you may have. Always keep a good open line of communication when discussing the contract, there should be no confusion on your end to anything that is stated or listed in the contract.