Whether you’re selling a home or buying a home in today’s fast paced real estate climate, it is wise to hire an experienced real estate broker. There are many reasons for this: a real estate broker keeps current with housing trends and local statistics that impact pricing, are required to take and complete continuing education courses in contracts and more, and typically sell more homes in a five year period than the typical homeowner.
Some think that real estate brokers are the used car salesmen and are only looking out for themselves. I’ve been told this personally on more than one occasion yet this article isn’t here to argue opinions of our chosen professional. However, this article is here to give advice that when hiring a real estate broker you hire one, and only one.
Let me explain though I’ll have to back track just a bit.
I’ve been told by some they like to work with many real estate brokers because they feel like they get more information and can’t always rely on their agent to pick up the phone, answer an email or text, around the clock. They use many websites because the information is different and try to get any agent to show them a house at a moment’s notice. They don’t care who writes an offer on a home as long as they get the house they want.
Fair enough. The logic is there for information gathering and trying to get the best deal by talking to as many agents as possible. However, I’m of the opinion that when working with too many agents at once the experience is actually diminished.View More