Many potential homeowners, as well as qualified potential home buyers, declare, the process, and transaction period, is often, far from pleasant! Unfortunately, in many cases, the same individuals, appear, to want to only hear, what they hope to be, rather, than, what they need to know! While, this, might, temporarily, feel comforting, and permit, a false sense of security/ confidence (sometimes), it rarely, achieves the finest objectives, and/ or purposes! When interviewing agents, to determine, which might be the one, for you, to hire, instead of, merely, telling you, what you want to hear, focus on which ones, keep it REAL! With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, why this is, what’s most needed, by customers and clients, during the real estate transaction period.
1. Reasons; reasoning; rationale; realistic; responsive: If parties, to this process, whether buyers or sellers, who seriously consider their reasons, and reasoning, and seek professional, honest, ethical representation, they would reduce the tension and stress, which often is involved. Question your agent, and listen carefully, to their reasoning, and whether, the rationale, rings true! It benefits clients, when their agent, is, both, realistic, as well as truly, responsive, to your needs, goals, priorities, and perceptions/ concerns.
2. Examine; excellence; endurance; evaluate: When you interview potential agents, pay close attention, and examine, how, and why, someone recommends a specific price, and strategy, regarding pricing, marketing, staging, etc! Evaluate, whether, someone answers your questions, and/ or addresses your concerns, to your satisfaction, rather than, merely, theirs! Is the agent focused on genuine excellence, rather than, good – enough? Since the transaction period, often takes some period of time, does he have what it takes, in terms of quality and endurance, to best serve your needs, throughout the entire process?
3. Attitude; attention; aptitude; articulate: Seek someone with a true, positive, can – do, attitude, who sees obstacles, merely, as challenges, to overcome, rather than, as problems! You need, and deserve someone, with a well – developed, relevant aptitude, and skill – set, who pays keen attention, to how, to best serve you! Remember, quality representation is enhanced, when an agent is capable of effectively articulate the best, inspiring message, etc.
4. Listen; learn; leading: Quality agents take control of the selling and marketing process, by leading, proactively, based on listening to every conversation, and learning from every experience!
Don’t become fooled, by a false message, and empty rhetoric/ promises. You need a real estate agent, who is ready, willing, and able, to keep it, REAL!