Searching For A Real Estate Agent? 3 People You Shouldn't Work With

Searching For A Real Estate Agent? 3 People You Shouldn't Work With

Searching For A Real Estate Agent? 3 People You Shouldn't Work With

13 July 2020
Real Estate, Blog

Whether you are selling your place or looking for a new one, you might be confronted with the reality that many people you know have their real estate licenses. From family members to people you work with, you might find yourself dealing with more than one difficult conversation, which is why it is so important to work with a real estate agent you feel good about. Here are three types of real estate agents you shouldn't work with, and why it's always a good idea to do your due diligence first. 

1. Family Members

If your cousin, sister, brother, or even parent has their real estate license, think carefully about how long they have been in business. If they do a good job and you feel like you could trust them with your personal finances, they might be okay to work with. However, it is important to remember that every person has biases, and you will be sharing a lot of information with your real estate agent, including how much you are willing to spend on the house and any contingencies you have before moving to a new place. Only work with family members who can protect your privacy, or better yet, choose someone else. 

2. Family Friends

It's always hard to say no to family friends who have their real estate license, but remember, if things don't go the right way during real estate negotiations, they might not be your friend for long if you decide to work with them to buy or sell a home. For instance, if you are selling a home and your agent doesn't paint your place in the best light or work well with others, your place could sit on the market for quite some time, which could be frustrating. Instead, tell family friends that you admire their role as a real estate agent, but that you have already signed with another professional. 

3. People You Work With

Sometimes, people get their real estate license on the side while holding down another day job. While this is admirable, do you really want to work with a real estate agent who you know has other things that demand their attention? Additionally, if they have to work another job alongside selling real estate, it could be a sign that selling houses isn't their strong suit. Instead, select an agent that does that and only that full time. 

Although it can be difficult to select and move forward with a real estate agent that isn't a family member, friend, or coworker, the privacy you will enjoy by working with one of these professionals is unmatched, and you won't regret the decision down the road. Real estate agents who don't know you can also offer you objective advice, which can be valuable when you are making such a large investment. 

For additional help, reach out to a local real estate agent.

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