Buying a home takes teamwork. Maybe even akin to a medical triage……..ok, not really, but you get the idea. SLOCountyHomes frequently gets inquiries to show a property when the Buyers agent isn’t available……..at all……and/or is unresponsive. I am always shocked. A good agent will have a system. That system should include open and frank discussions with the Buyers on wants, needs, qualifications and so on. The agent should be mindful of the Buyers timeframe. If a home comes on the market and the Buyer is in the category that may see some heavy competition……and believe me, these segments of the market are very competitive……a good agent will make sure they can fit in a showing plus the time to write an offer.
Of course along with this, Buyers also have a certain responsibility to communicate their needs. They must be ready, willing and able to react quickly if a good option presents itself. It is also imperative that they have a solid lender on board to whip up a current prequal letter when needed.
So my thoughts……..if a Buyer does not get this sort of service from an agent…….is that agent really working for a Buyer? No agent is perfect but if the answer is no, maybe it’s time for a change.
Nancy Heins, Keith Byrd Team, North County Realtor of San Luis Obispo County including Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton and Santa Margarita. 805 458-3583