Realtor and You: A Relationship
Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. It’s a big decision that is influenced by many different factors—your job, family, finances, private preferences, etc. A deeply personal process like this requires the guidance of someone you trust and can be open and honest with.
This is why it’s critically important to choose a Realtor that will be a good match for you during this exciting process. Here are our favorite tips for choosing the Realtor that’s right for you.
Find a Realtor who best suits your personality.
There are many ways to do business. Maybe you’re someone who puts their nose to the grindstone and doesn’t want to waste any time checking off the boxes on your real estate list. Maybe you’re the type of person to carefully weigh the pros and cons of all your real estate options. Whatever your style of communication is, finding a Realtor who will match your personality will make the process go smoothly.
Go on a Realtor speed-date.
Interviewing potential Realtors is the first step to the home-finding process. Set-up meetings with a handful of potential Realtors to test their knowledge, learn their processes, ask questions, and see how your personalities mesh. You will likely be spending a lot of time with this person, so make sure you enjoy being around them and don’t rush into a representation contract.
Are you too “Minnesota nice?”
As Minnesotans, sometimes we’re too nice to just say, “I appreciate your help, but this isn’t working.” Don’t be afraid to find a Realtor relationship that you’re willing to work with and where they will work for you.
Not every real estate agent will meet your needs the same way, and that’s okay. When choosing a Realtor, it’s most important that you feel like he or she is listening to you throughout the entire process.
If you are interested in buying or selling a home, we’d love to meet with you and talk you through the process. Contact us today.