A Knoxville realtor can be your biggest asset, ally, and resource when you buy a Knoxville home. He or she can help ease the stress of trying to find a home by offering the necessary assistance. A great Knoxville realtor can make your home buying process simple, stress free, and easy.
But, what happens when you find yourself a not so great agent?
When you find yourself working with the wrong realtor, you can find yourself in a difficult situation. A bad realtor can waste your time and your money if you’re not careful, which is why it is important to find the right Knoxville realtor from the start.
Here are 5 signs you need a new Knoxville realtor.
It’s important that you’re opinions and needs are heard by your realtor. After all, he or she cannot help you find the right home without knowing what you’re looking for.
Unfortunately, not all realtors are the best listeners. If you’ve clearly voiced your opinion and you still feel like you’re not being heard, it may be time to move on to another realtor.
It’s important that your realtor know what you need in a home, what your time frame is, and what your overall expectations are. From the moment you meet your realtor, he or she should ask you enough questions to get an idea of what you’re looking for. Your thoughts and opinions are the only way to help your realtor do his or job.
If you feel like your realtor isn’t listening to what you have to say, it’s probably time to move on.
Does it feel impossible to reach your realtor? If you’re having to call, text, email, and wait hours on end to get a call back, it may be time to find yourself another realtor.
It’s important that you’re able to reach your realtor when you need to. Real estate transactions happen beyond the traditional 9 to 5 business hours. If you cannot reach your realtor beyond these hours, the inability to reach your realtor can significantly hurt your home search.
You need someone who is able to notify you when a great home hits the market on a weekend. Or, someone who is able to negotiate a contract over the weekend. Or, someone who is there to answer your call to see a home at the very last minute. That’s the work of real estate. Good realtors are prepared to work at all hours of the day to help his or her clients find the right home.
Whether is be due to lack of experience or lack of knowledge of the local market, realtors can sometimes give very bad advice. When that is the case, it may be time to find a new realtor.
Unfortunately, as a buyer, this bad advice can come at your expense. If a realtor tells you to make a bad move or advises you poorly, it’s typically the buyer that get hurts. That’s a pretty scary thought when you’re thinking about buying something that is your largest investment.
If you feel like you’re agent is offering you up bad advice time and time again, it may be time to move on. You hire a realtor to do more for you than open up houses. He or she should have strong local knowledge and experience in the market. A realtor is there to be your biggest ally in finding a home, writing an offer, and closing on a home.
Pushy sales people are the worst. When you’re thinking about buying a Knoxville home, you don’t want to feel like you’re being pushed into making a decision.
Unfortunately, there are some realtors out there who are hungry for a paycheck and will put pressure on you to feel like you need to buy. Under no circumstance should you feel pressured by your realtor and if you do, it may be time to walk away. An agent who is more focused on getting paid than helping you find a house has the wrong intentions. If you encounter a pushy agent, it may be time to move on.
A home is a huge investment. You shouldn’t be pushed into a situation that you’re uncomfortable with.
Is your current agent a total mess? Do you feel like they’re unprepared every time they show you a house? And, do they seem to be disorganized? An agent who is unprofessional can greatly hinder your home search.
The realtor you choose is a direct reflection on you. If you choose a realtor to represent you who is unprofessional, that unprofessional-ism will care over into all aspects of your home search. An unprofessional realtor will struggle to stay on top of paperwork and can drop the ball during negotiations.
Ultimately, you won’t trust a realtor who is unprofessional. If you find yourself with one, it may be time to move on.
A realtor is an important part of finding a home, so it’s important that you like and trust your realtor. If you don’t, it may be time to move on.
It’s important, though, that you understand there are certain situations where it is hard to walk away. If you’re signed a buyer’s representation agreement, you have an agreement with an agent, who has the exclusive representation of you. In that case, you must come to an agreement to go your separate way from that agent.
Before signing off on any paperwork with an agent, it’s important to understand what you’re signing and know that you want this agent to represent you.
Are you thinking about buying a home this year? Please let Knoxville Home Team know if there is anyway that we can assist you in your Knoxville home search. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected].
Also, be sure to check out our Knoxville Home Search Page to see what homes are for sale in the area.
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