Working with a real estate agent when buying or selling will come with a lot of give and take. Your agent will work hard to provide you with your wants and needs. But sometimes you may need to negotiate with what they have to offer to be completely satisfied. At CBHB, our agents are dedicated to making sure that your new home dreams come true, and we have some advice for you if you are overwhelmed by the real estate process.
Trust your agent. Your agent is working for you because they are excited and determined to get you exactly what you want. Some of the things they do may leave you wondering why, but in the end they will be successful if you keep your faith in them.
Be open to your agent’s opinion. You may want to low-ball an offer on a home when your agent has advised you not to, or sell your home way above market value. You need to do what you think is best, but at least listen to what your agent has to say before you make any decisions. They are experts in this area, and may have some insight about problems you might run into.
Do your homework. Know what you want before you meet with your agent. You don’t need to know everything; there is a lot of learning done along the way. However, being able to tell your agent what you want and need in a home will help them find your dream house quicker.
Finding the perfect home may take time. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither are new construction homes. Whether you are looking for a new or old home, finding the one that is a perfect fit for you may take time—especially if you have specific things you are looking for. We never want you to settle for anything less than excellent, but patience is key.
Selling your home may take time. Some homes sell in 5 days, and some homes sell in 5 months. You may get discouraged, frustrated, and even angry, and we can’t blame you for that. Even in the biggest market drought, your agent will continue to do whatever they can to sell your home.
Your agent wants nothing but the best for you. We keep saying this, but that’s because it is so true! Making sure our clients are completely satisfied with their buying and selling needs is our number one goal. Your happiness is our priority, and we won’t stop until we get there!
Interested in buying or selling a home? Contact one of our agents today!