Hiring the right real estate agent is essential for those looking for professional guidance when purchasing or selling a home. While most consumers are strangers to their agents, some are fortunate enough to have an agent within their extended family. Having both its advantages and disadvantages, here is food for though for sticking within the family.
THEY KNOW YOUR NEEDS
Your family knows you. Odds are they have a good sense for your style and bank account. They'll understand your wants and needs in a home as well as your priorities and lifestyle. As a result, finding you the perfect home in a timely fashion is more likely.
A good family member will always have your best interest in mind. You can count on them to give you accurate and honest information such as candid market conditions when selling and insight on specific properties of interest when purchasing.
In our world of instant gratification, no one wants to wait for an answer. While most realtors are relatively easy to contact, family members know they'll be on top of the speed dial list, even when it's personally inconvenient for the them.
HAVE YOUR BEST INTERESTS IN MIND
You family member will always look out to make sure that you purchase a property that best meets your needs or sells at the best possible price.
Strong communication, having your best interests at heart and inherently knowing your goals, wants and needs are all solid reasons for asking a family member to represent you.