The Job of a Listing Agent
It is not uncommon for sellers to put in too many demands to their listing agent. However, you should understand the scope of their job, for you to better understand what to expect from him/her. Real estate agents act as a bridge between you and the buyer; they can direct you to a buyer, and settle things upon transaction. Some other tasks that you ask them to do outside of that scope are optional for the agent, therefore you cannot expect them to do everything that you demand.
How to Work with Your Listing Agent
It is best to start with understanding the scope of their job, which is already stated above. This can help you to understand that they direct you to a buyer, and they are not obligated to do stuff that is beyond this.
It is important to maintain a good communication between you and your listing agent. At the start, you should settle a written agreement about yours and their expectations, thus you can have a solid ground of conflicts are to arise. After this, it is best to maintain constant communication between you and the real estate agent to easily relay important information.
Tell your agent if you dislike something that they are doing, or you want to clarify some points. Note that small things that they do that may start to bother you and let them know so you don’t become frustrated with their work.
Additionally, maintaining a good communication bridge can also help you to learn more about your property. Not everything that you know about the real estate industry can be applied to your house property’s case. For instance, advertising on magazine and papers does not work everywhere. Your real estate agent knows about this factor in your specific location, and he can easily suggest some other alternatives that you can take.
You should give enough trust and credit to your agent, they are working for you and they don’t get paid until your home is sold. This fact alone should give you some reassurance that they are working for your benefit, as well as their own, providing them with a bigger incentive to do well.
You have to find a reliable listing agent and work with them to get your house sold. Note to be careful with the demands you insist on and do not forget to listen to them for their professional, valuable insights.
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