2 Ways to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent in Colorado
Choosing the right Realtor® can mean the difference between a headache and a heart exploding with love. It can be either a nightmare, or a bucket-list style daydream, and anything in between.
In Colorado real estate, we often have to make our choice and then stick with it. So, here are a few pointers in choosing representation for an upcoming sale or purchase of your home.
Sorry, I’m not sorry to tell you that I believe I am the best choice to be your Realtor® in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the surrounding areas. I’m just going to let that thought sit with you for a moment as I say one more thing about it. If you are reading this, I am already helping you. Communicating with you and helping you understand the process is one of the biggest aspects of what I do, and I am already doing it. But, this article is really about YOU and your research, so please, read on.Check out Paul’s COMMUNICATIONS GUARANTEE!
1. Pick A Great Communicator
The majority of complaints to the National Association of Realtors® from people about their Realtors® deal with communication. The clients felt like they didn’t know what was going on. They couldn’t get in touch with their Realtor®. The clients felt like they were bothering their Realtor® to get a simple question answered.
It’s an understandable issue. There is so much money stake. There are so many issues to deal with. And, as a Realtor®, I can tell you that it’s busy life. It isn’t easy to juggle everything we have to handle. Still, your comfort and success comes from you being informed and understanding the process that we are going through.
If you are working with someone who isn’t a GREAT communicator, then heartache is sure to ensue. Find someone who guarantees that you will be kept abreast of all situations. Choose someone who uses the channels of communication that you prefer. If you like to text, make sure they don’t mind communicating in that way. If you are a face to face kind of person, be sure that your Realtor® is willing and able to honor this preference.
The majority of this process is handled through great communication skills, so if you are unclear about anything while interviewing Realtors®, keep interviewing until you find someone who makes things clear.
This aspect alone is probably the most important thing that you can focus on to make sure that your transaction goes smoothly, and that you understand what is happening throughout.
The name of the game in real estate is communication, so I can’t emphasize this enough. Choose someone who will communicate with you!
2. Pick a Listener
In real estate, the focus of what is happening should be on you. Where are you? Where do you want to go? What is your situation? From the get-go, you should be able to tell if the real estate agent that you are interviewing is a good listener. If they aren’t, if they talk more than they listen, if they have more answers than questions, MOVE ON! One way to ensure that you don’t get what you want is to choose an agent that isn’t going to be aware of what you want because they never took the time to listen.
I have two ears and one mouth, and I attempt to use them commensurately. I will have answers for your questions, but I will still have many questions for you. You will find yourself doing most of the talking when you are with me, because my goal is to understand you. When we face tough issues, I’ll ask you more and more questions so that we can resolve them to the best result possible.
Too many Realtors® are blowhards who think they know it all. Find one that demonstrates that they don’t know it all because they regularly engage in the simple act of listening to you.YES! Have Paul send me a FREE CUSTOM REPORT on my Real Estate Situation!