Things Buyers Do That Real Estate Agents Hate
What Buyers Do That Realtors Hate!
Hiring a real estate agent involves entering into a relationship. While Realtors are eager to get new clients and buyers are anxious to find the house of their dreams, there can still be serious problems in such relationships.
This is especially true when one party has unreasonable expectations.
When it comes to the relationship between buyers and Realtors, the real estate agent has a pretty good idea of what he or she can offer.
But for buyers, this may be the first time they have ever worked with an agent before. Because of this, sometimes these buyers can do things that frustrate real estate agents.
Fortunately, most of these can be avoided, as long as you know about them beforehand and you understand at least a little of how the buying process works.
For this reason, I have compiled the things buyers do that real estate agents hate. Follow these 13 tips, and you will make your local Realtors happy!
Things Realtors Wish Buyers Wouldn’t Do
Look at a home five times and don’t make an offer – If you are going to drag a Realtor to the same house five times, including bringing your favorite aunt Mildred, having a contractor to get a quote on re-finishing the hardwood floors, and the local Feng shui expert along to say everything is swell, you better make sure you are going to make an offer!
Expecting the home to be perfect after the inspection – some buyers will ask the seller to fix ridiculous things after the home inspection because they want to move into a house that seems brand new. If the home was built in 1980, it’s not going to feel brand new. And the seller cannot be expected to make it that way, especially after you have already made an offer. There will be minor problems with most older homes. Heck, there are even homes that are only a few years old that won’t be perfect – very few homes are. Just be aware of this. It’s important to understand what’s important to negotiate after a home inspection. Bringing a punch list of minutia to the listing agent after a home inspection is not going to be looked at favorably. Understand what is reasonable and what isn’t. Your real estate agent should be able to guide you on this.
Be a Reasonable Buyer
Buyers agents love to help people find homes. They like to help them get a good deal. But like anyone else, they prefer to work with people that have reasonable expectations.
No one can honestly expect an old home to be perfect, and no established professional can be expected to work for free. This is still a business, and the best deals are made between reasonable people.
Work with your agent so you have the right expectations about your home shopping experience and do your part of buying the best house you can for the price.
If you are not serious about the purchase of a home, don’t be the “lookie lou” that every real estate agent hates to deal with. Treat your Realtor like you would want to be treated. When you establish a great relationship with an agent, you will be paid back in kind!
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