Follow Neal Twitter Facebook
Email Neal Email
Residential Real Estate
Feb 15, 2016

Four Steps To A Great Relationship With Your Realtor

Sponsored Content provided by Neal Johnson - Licensed Real Estate Broker , Network Real Estate

Good relationships are important. This is true whether you’re talking about a relationship with your parents, siblings, children, friends, neighbors or real estate agent.
 
Yes, that’s right. If you’re buying or selling a home, a good relationship with your real estate agent is very important to ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible. Most people understand that working with a real estate agent can save you time, money and paperwork, but how to treat your agent and how they should treat you aren’t always as clear.
 
At Network Real Estate, we pride ourselves on our relationships with our clients. Many of our Realtors stay in touch with their buyers and sellers as friends after their professional relationship has ended. Because of this, we understand how to build great relationships, and have distilled our best advice into four easy steps. Follow them and in addition to making your real estate dreams come true, you may just find a friend for life.

  1. Get preapproved for a mortgage. Buying a home is exciting, and many people want to get to the fun part – looking at homes – as soon as possible. It’s better to slow down and get preapproved for a mortgage before the search begins in earnest. You don’t want to waste your time or your agent’s time by looking at homes outside your price range, and knowing what you have to work with will make the experience smoother for everyone.
     
  2. Get a good referral.  Ask friends and family who have recently bought or sold a home for references. Chances are they’ll be more than willing to share their experiences. You can also search for an established real estate agency such as Network Real Estate, which has been operating in southeastern North Carolina since 1982. Once you find a real estate agent you connect with, ask if you can speak with his or her past clients. The agent should be happy to pass on the names of a few satisfied clients, which can be a huge help.
     
  3. Be honest. Honesty and trust form the foundation of all relationships, including the one you’re building with your real estate agent. Remember, your agent is on your side and wants to help make your dreams come true. The best way to ensure that she can do her job effectively is to be open and honest with your situation. That includes your finances, your credit score, and whether you plan to use the home you’re buying as a vacation or rental property.
     
  4. Commit. A good real estate agent will put a lot of time and energy into helping you buy a new home or sell your current one. Agents search listings, schedule viewings and take you to see homes. Because of this investment, it’s common courtesy to working exclusively with one agent for the duration of your relationship.
If you’re in the market for a realtor, check out the talented team at Network Real Estate. You’ll find the perfect match – guaranteed.
 
Neal Johnson is a CMCA, CRB, CNE and GRI-certified, licensed real estate broker at Network Real Estate, which has exclusively served a high volume of property sales and purchases in the greater Wilmington area for more than 30 years. With offices at College Road, Historic Downtown and Pleasure Island, Network’s brokers are widespread and well-versed in this marketplace, making Network a preferred real estate company for first-home buyers and beyond.
 

Other Posts from Neal Johnson

20489 networkrealestate insightsad final 121814105759
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Brookeskipper saltair headshot2

Tips For Preparing Your HVAC For Winter

Brooke Skipper - Salt Air
Capefearrealtors tomgale headshot

Protect Your Interest By Choosing A REALTOR®

Tom Gale - Cape Fear REALTORS®
Screenshot2022 01 06at338 162234623

Genesis Block Launches New Advisory Service

Girard Newkirk - Genesis Block

Trending News

Monteith Construction Announces New CEO

Staff Reports - Jan 20, 2022

After Inaugural Season, Live Nation Asks For 10 More Annual Shows 

Johanna F. Still - Jan 18, 2022

Local Grocery Stores Cope With Supply Chain Disruptions

Scott Nunn - Jan 18, 2022

Ice Storm Expected To Cause Power Outages

Scott Nunn - Jan 20, 2022

Cugino Forno To Open In Soda Pop District

Scott Nunn - Jan 19, 2022

In The Current Issue

Apartment Sales Dominated 2021

Investors buying up Wilmington apartment communities drove the top real estate transactions of 2021 in New Hanover County....


Q&A: Recruiting, Aiding Small Businesses

In his role with the chamber, Josh Hallingse aims to attract new small businesses to Wilmington but to help those already here grow...


A Closer Look At The Year Ahead

This year, important facets of the Wilmington business scene are set to face significant changes....

Book On Business

The 2021 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100