A good REALTOR® provides a personalized service round the clock. They work much like consultants to help clients make informed decisions and reach goals.
There are at least eight reasons to call your REALTOR®.
To Ask Random Real Estate Questions
Your REALTOR® does not get paid until escrow closes and the property is sold. Real estate is complicated and stressful. You should take advantage of their years of experience to ask about anything related to real estate. That is their job so it is not an inconvenience. They want you to call them if you are a client.
For Help Understanding Market Data
There is so much conflicting information on the internet. Is now a good time to buy or sell? Is this a good price? Sometimes it is easier to just pick up the phone and ask an expert.
Property valuation can be especially complicated because there are so many factors to consider when appraising real estate. Your agent can give you a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that is a more accurate estimate of the value of your property. There are 5 Reasons to Check the Value of Your Property.
To Find out How Much You Can Save
As the market shifts different financing options become available. You might be able to save hundreds each month by refinancing your mortgage. You just have to ask you REALTOR®.
For Recommendations on Services
Real estate agent’s know a lot about home improvement and maintenance because they do it so much. They also make a lot of contacts in the local real estate market, such as mortgage and title companies, contractors, home services, even local hot spots and events. They should never charge you to ask for this information, or tell you that you can only use them, because that would be illegal. It is your decision who to choose.
To Develop a Marketing Plan for Property
Your real estate agent is more than happy to develop a marketing plan for selling property. This helps them market their own services as well. You only have to be thinking about selling in the near future to call about a marketing plan. It could be now or next year. You do not have to commit to selling right away.
To Ask Them to Call Someone
Your REALTOR® is there to negotiate on your behalf. If you are buying or selling property, you are allowed to ask them to help you get a better deal on real estate stuff.
Guidance on Real Estate Transactions
Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. A good real estate agent acts like a concierge that is always available to help.
Because You Want to Talk
When you choose a REALTOR® you make a friend for life. Seriously they will call or email you at least eight times per year to check how you are doing. And if you are a really great client that makes referrals you will even get presents and thank you cards in the mail. It is the least they can do.
Keep in mind that there are some questions a real estate agent can not answer legally, such as taxes or legal matters. They may have to refer you to a real estate attorney or another qualified professional.
For help with real estate questions contact:
Megan Orvis Morris, REALTOR®