Estate agents have seen it all. From stormy seas of real estate, and closing sales to contracts and legalities. Can there be ways of making their journey smoother? Of course! Here are some tips for those seeking to offer their agent some extra support on their voyage.
Keep That Paperwork Afloat
Imagine this: your estate agent is just about to close the deal when suddenly, the paperwork tsunami hits. Nothing stymies transactions more than missing or incomplete documents – so keep your paperwork prepared and organised so it doesn’t hold back the deal! By organising all your documents from ID proofs to proof of income to property ownership records in one convenient file, it will make the agent’s job much simpler and help ensure you secure the best deal possible! There’s nothing more impressive than an organised client!
Be Clear About Your Expectations
No one sails into the sunset blindly! (Unless of course, you’re seeking adventure!) However, an estate agent would rather you were clear with them about your expectations before embarking on their search journey. Make it known if you dream of living in an oceanside villa or dreaming of a charming cottage in the woods! Your estate agent cannot read your mind; give them your wishlist and they’ll guide you toward your perfect property. Be as clear as possible about must-haves and deal breakers to enable your agent to quickly filter out duds while discovering hidden gems! Sit down, write it all out, and hand it off – your dream house could soon be on its way!
Respect Their Time
Think back to any marine movie where a captain calls out “All hands on deck!”; that is exactly how an estate agency works when working on your case – juggling multiple tasks at once while managing multiple clients and navigating the murky waters of the real estate market. Time is of great value to them, just as it would be to you, so they prefer some order to their contacts with agents. Schedule calls or meetings according to agreed timelines and avoid last-minute changes as much as possible, to allow them to work efficiently for you. Respect their time so they can lead you toward finding your ideal property more quickly.
Just as chefs value positive (or constructive) reviews of their culinary masterpieces, estate agents value your opinion about their services. At the risk of sounding like contestants on reality shows begging for votes, your feedback really does matter to them! Your agent relies on it to refine their choices, sharpen their strategies, and deliver more personalised service. Be honest in your criticism – whether that be of a property you viewed, an offer being negotiated, or just how they tie their tie. Your agent won’t sulk over hearing what you have to say; rather they’ll take it as an opportunity to up their game! Remember it’s not about getting their feelings hurt – rather find your dream home! So don’t hold back and start giving feedback now!
Pay on Time
While this might seem obvious, many people overlook this simple courtesy. Paying your agent’s fees promptly is like writing them a thank-you note with green, spendable paper.
Making life easier for your estate agent doesn’t require rocket science. All it requires is being organised, communicating clearly, respecting their time, providing valuable feedback and paying on time – simple steps which can turn your real estate journey into an effortless ride, with your agent cheerily giving the signal of completion when you finally land your new home! Give them all of your support – for all things property related they could use it!
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