Make the home selling and buying process a fun one for your clients.
As a REALTOR, your responsibility is to help your clients find the perfect house to turn into a home. What makes a good REALTOR a great one, is someone who goes beyond this responsibility and transforms the experience entirety into a fun and stress-free time. Financing, inspections, and appraisals can weigh heavy on a homeowner’s mind. Make the home selling and buying process an enjoyable one with these tips.
Tips to be a Better REALTOR
- A good buyer’s agent knows the market and the right areas with the homes that fit the client’s wants and needs. They don’t need to see fifty homes to find the right one. Limit showings to homes that specifically meet the outlined requirements.
- Great agents appreciate working with other people in the industry and realize that these people help them, and their clients, when they work together.
- Communicate clearly. Even if this isn’t the client’s first home purchase (or sale), you should explain the process and what comes next so that expectations can be realistically set.
- Be 100 percent honest. Being upfront will help your client have faith in your guidance and opinion. Many people enter the real estate market intimidated by the accompanying numbers and words. It is your responsibility to lead them through the process and help them make the right decision.
- How easy is it to get ahold of you? Clients come up with questions or concerns at all hours. Link your email to your smartphone and respond quickly to inquiries. If there are times you prefer not to be contacted, outline these at the beginning of the process and inform clients when you will be out-of-town and who they can contact instead.
As a REALTOR, you serve as an expert. You have the power to make the home buying and selling experience a pleasant and stress-free one. Clients are entrusting you with a monumental life decision. Do what you can to become a better REALTOR.
The Minnesota Association of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.