A lot of people think that a realtor is a realtor is a realtor. But the fact is, some realtors will be a good fit you and your situation, and some won't. I know personally that many of the clients I work with as a Realtor are people who I truly think I "vibe" with, which makes success in selling their home almost guaranteed. But what happens when you end up with a realtor who you don't vibe with?
Finding a realtor anywhere can be a daunting task. Why is this? Shouldn’t it be easy to just call somebody up on the phone, tell them you want to sell your house, and wash your hands of it until it’s a done deal? Well, in a perfect world, maybe! But just like a business owner hiring employees, you need to remember that the realtor you choose to work with will be representing you in your quest to sell, in this case your house. It's a big task!
Most people think that if they are “working” with an agent then that agent is working on their behalf. Legally, that is not true. Not, of course, unless you have a contract with them. It’s always obvious that to sell a home through a Realtor, you need to sign a listing contract so that they can legally represent you, market and sell your home, and negotiate on your behalf to get the most you can for your property. It’s not as obvious, however, that when you are the BUYER, you also should have a contract to have someone actually working for YOU!