Signs You May Be Working With the Wrong Agent

by Gerry McKeon 07/14/2019

Having to buy or sell a house is a tiring and stressful process that takes weeks, months and sometimes years to finalize. If you have been in the position of buying or selling a property before, you might have had an experience with terrible real estate agents. 

Sometimes, your instincts pick up these signs, but because you are too excited to get a new home or too anxious to sell the one you have, you ignore these warnings. 

Dealing with a wrong real estate guy might cause you problems on the long run – so much you might have to end your contract and get a better agent. Below are tell-tale signs you are about to hire a wrong guy as your real estate agent.

Bad First Impression

The first impression you make or receive goes a long way in creating trust in the real estate industry. Working with a real estate agent requires a level of confidence. A real estate agent who ignores your call the first time or asks you to meet up with them somewhere and arrives late doesn’t seem to take their job seriously. They just showed you that they unreliable and the wrong choice for the role. 

Little or No Knowledge About the Environment

Nothing else screams ‘incompetent’ than a real estate agent with no experience about your choice of area. A professional agent is quite knowledgeable about areas they cover and they should be well-versed about the characteristics of the neighborhood. 

Inflexible Schedule

An excellent real estate agent always tries to make time for clients regardless of how busy or tight a schedule. A real estate agent that allows other priorities impede clients (buyer or seller) from seeing a property or finalizing a previous negotiation may be the wrong one for the job. 

Lack of Communication and Reliability

Timely communication is essential in the real estate business; it’s what makes the difference between getting any property and getting one you like. An agent who can’t respond to your queries or return your calls in good time is the wrong choice for a real house agent. 

Not Listen to Your Demands

An agent who is not listening to your requests and need is the wrong choice. There are basic wants and needs a buyer might require from a home they want to purchase. Enlisting a real estate agent who is not ready to listen or meet your requests to attain this dream would be a mistake. 

When giving your home to a real estate to sell or when seeking for houses to buy, pay attention to these warning signs and save yourself a lot of stress.

About the Author
Author

Gerry McKeon

 TEAMWORK makes the ....DREAM WORK

  • GRI - Graduate Realtors Institute.
  • E-Pro - Internet Professional
  • Realtor of the Year.
  • 25+  years experience.
  • Past President of  the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois
  • Awarded Life Membership to Local Association in 2007
  • Life Long Metro East Resident
  • Corporate and Military Specialist
  • SFR Certification-Short Sales and Foreclosures
  • Certified Member of the Cartus USAA Team

When you are buying or selling property in today's market, it's important to have confidence in your real estate professional.  My goal is to keep you informed on the marketplace.   If you are considering buying or selling a home or would just like to have information about real estate, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail me.