So, your real estate agent meets you at house showings and gives you a grand tour the homes that you are interested in, and even provides you with information on other homes that may interest you. Is this where their job ends, though? Absolutely not. There are so many things that your realtor is doing behind the scenes that may go unnoticed, but are certainly playing a major role in helping you find the perfect home. Let’s take a behind the scenes look at the hard work that your real estate agent puts into helping you buy or sell a home.
They scout homes for you
A good real estate agent knows that sometimes an online listing doesn’t always paint an accurate picture of a home, so they spend their day traveling house to house in order to find a potential home for a client. They may also want to compare pricing for a client who is looking to sell their home.
They search property online
I know what you are thinking – don’t we all do that? Well, yes, but an experienced real estate agent can take an online home search to levels that we simply cannot. They are doing a lot more than scanning through the impressive (or not so impressive) photos of a home’s listing. They are taking it a step further and checking out all of the details that their client doesn’t know to look for.
They attend all inspections
While clients usually don’t show up and stick around for home inspections, a good real estate agent will. They will be there to oversee the process, deal with any bumps in the road and be able to give you a full report when it’s done.
They network with other agents
You may be wondering what this has to do with you buying or selling a home, but it actually has a lot to do with it. Real estate agents will attend networking events in order to pitch certain properties to other agents for a client who is selling a home, or to scope out the latest properties that could possibly be the perfect fit for a home buyer client. It’s all a part of the process as a whole!
They invest their own time and money into marketing
Every agent utilizes marketing in their own personal way, and a lot of times the money that they use to do so is coming directly out of their own pocket. Real estate agents are dedicated and hard-working individuals, mainly because they know that the hard work and dedication will pay off in the end when they can hand over a set of keys to a happy home owner.
They handle the bumps in the road
The process of buying and/or selling a home can be a very stressful one – that is, if you don’t have a good real estate agent. A good agent will work around the clock to manage stressful situations when they arise and keep their client calm throughout the entire process. They will intercept the likely bumps in the road and handle the situation before it can ever become a source of stress for their client.
Are you looking to buy or sell a home here on the Emerald Coast? Melissa Clements is a seasoned real estate agent with years of experience in all areas of real estate. Contact her today and schedule a meeting – she is happy to answer your questions and help you with any real estate needs that you may have. Your journey to buying or selling a home can start today!