A strong relationship between an agent and a property buyer is absolutely necessary for any transaction. There must be mutual trust between both parties for any successful home purchase. This is because, not only can these purchases be monumental decisions in people’s lives, it is a massive financial commitment. A great agent and a great buyer, with trust bonding them together, can facilitate a wonderful home purchasing experience.
Specifically, for new clients coming to an agent, over servicing or over communicating can show that you are not only committed but also care about the service you are providing. It is important to set a balance to make sure you are not spreading your work too thin but sharing constant updates with a client can show that they are top of mind when it comes to their desires.
Honesty is another factor that can facilitate and strong trusted relationship with your client. A majority of an agent’s job is to educate home buyers. What is feasible and what is not, what is in your client’s best interest and what is not are what most clients look for in their agents.
What Can the Buyer Do?
The buyer(s) play a large part in the mutually beneficial relationship of a real estate transaction. It is important to understand when entering the market that all of your desires in a home may not be met. Flexibility is key when searching for a home. If you allow flexibility in a home purchase, this allows your agent to find a larger pool of properties for you to select from. You may even fall in love with a home you never even expected to with flexibility in expectations.
Understanding that a real estate agent is juggling many properties at different stages of the selling/buying process is also important to take into consideration. Allow your agent the effective time to properly search and present homes to you in a capacity that will be worth everyone’s time.
Another way to jumpstart the process and also save some of the agent’s time is to do some research on your own. Educate yourself with real estate jargon, the status of the market, school districts, and what are homes selling for in a given area. This can save the agent time by focusing more on presenting worthwhile properties to you rather than educating you. It takes work on both ends of a home buying relationship for it to be worth everyone’s time.