Identifying a Bad Realtor

There is nothing worse at that point in your life than having an important transaction delayed or even destroyed by a realtor who simply doesn’t seem to know what they are doing or, worse yet, simply doesn’t care.

Here we will take a look at a few of the tell-tale signs that you are working with someone that isn’t up to the task. If you notice any of these in your current realtor, it may be time to start searching for a new one.

Slow Or Non-Existent Response Time

While you should understand that your agent is always going to be working with multiple people at any one time, they also have a duty to you to respond to any queries or issues that you have in a timely fashion. If you find that the questions you ask take days to answer or, even worse, simply don’t get answered at all then you may need to move on to somebody that is going to care a little bit more about getting the deal done.

They Always Agree

On the surface of things it’s quite nice to have somebody agreeing with us. It makes us feel like our opinions are completely correct and it makes most people feel happy. It’s also something that you should not be looking for in your realtor. If the person you are working with simply agrees with everything that you say, instead of offering other suggestions or using their knowledge to point you in the right direction, then you are working with somebody who is just trying to make you happy and isn’t going to have what it takes to do what you need, rather than what you think you want.

They Don’t Listen

On the flipside of things, you also don’t want your agent to be so wrapped up in their own opinions that they completely fail to take what you have to say into account. If you find that the person you are working with seems to brush past the things that you say without really paying attention to them, then it may be time to look for somebody else. After all, if they don’t listen to you, how could they possibly no what you want from the transaction?

No Internet

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you will want the person working with you to take advantage of every resource that is at their disposal to get the job done. In today’s marketplace that means using the internet, whether it’s to list a property or to peruse an online database. Any realtor who has still not joined the online age is one to be wary of. They are a long way behind the curve and aren’t going to be able to give you all of the help that somebody who is more tech-savvy would be able to. You don’t want to miss out because they don’t want to adapt.

Know More About Real Estate Investing

The starting point in creating a better real estate investment is the stage of planning. It involves collecting a lot of information about the type of investment that you wish to take. It is common knowledge that real estate investments are not the cheapest and you will need to know what you are about to invest in before you start. If you rush into such an investment, the repercussions may be big. After you have gotten enough information, you will be in a better position to make better decisions involving your budget and the financial requirements at large. At this point, you will then be able to decide how your investment payments will be made, i.e. through credit, loans, mortgage or private financing.

Make sure you put your investment plan in writing. This is when you should decide the time and money that you are ready to put into it. Commit to the plans that you have put down so that you can be successful in your venture. The long-term and the short-term goals that you have should also be in writing.

When purchasing a home make sure you are well aware of the various aspects that are involved in the process. This includes the plumbing, heating systems and electrical fittings for your home. This can even help you to get a better deal when you are making your investment. If the house that you buy needs some repairs, you should negotiate for a lower price because you will need to make some changes which will cost you money.

Visit a website that lists available properties for sell when you are trying to find out the prices and the taxes which apply. Find a good accountant who is well versed on issues concerning taxes and the laws governing such investments in that are. The accountant may also offer investment advice.