A real estate agent is a person you hire to help you buy or sell your home. Beyond this simple presentation of information, many people do not understand what it means to work with an agency and what it entails.
Here you will find a detailed list of how to work successfully with residential real estate agents.
Understand legal limits:
Professional Residential Real Estate Agents are required to comply with the strict anti-discrimination rules of the Fair Housing Act. This means that agents may not use or disclose any information about race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, or marital status to the owner or neighbors of the property they are selling.
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Know that agents are not free:
Most real estate agents work on a commission basis. This means they are not paid hourly or per visit for their time with you. You get a percentage of the sale of the house when the deal closes. So to cooperate successfully, you must build a relationship of trust with your broker and not be superior in your demands.
Be open about your expectations:
Brokers are used to working with all kinds of people and individuals in real estate transactions. That means they are usually very responsive, but they need to know what your expectations and preferences are.
The key to a successful relationship with your agency is communication. Open communication helps you understand the boundaries of an agent's job and helps your agent understand your real estate desires.