You are driving around looking for “For Sale” signs in yards. Suddenly you come across a home that seems like it could be the one. Sound familiar? Keep reading.
On the sign, you see the name and contact information of a real estate agent. What do you do?
If you answered with “Call the agent, duh,” this article is for you! By calling whatever agent is listed on the sign, you’re limiting your opportunities for your search for a home. Any real estate licensee can assist you with any property on the market, not only the properties they have listed (those with their information on the signs).
Find your own real estate agent, or even better, REALTOR®, to look out for your best interests. Associating yourself with a single REALTOR® will allow them to set up personalized services to tailor to your needs. Having the same REALTOR® by your side will give your home buying journey the right resources and knowledge it needs to lead to success (or closing).
Now, you know there are so many real estate licensees out there to choose from. Use that to your advantage. If you haven’t already, read my last blog “Choosing a REALTOR®”, it will help you figure out what exactly you need to look for in your buying agent.
You’re not doing yourself any favors by driving around and calling every agent you see listed on the signs and asking about the home they have listed. The licensee listed on the For Sale signs represent the seller of that home and has their best interests in mind.
To correctly answer the question above, pick up your phone and call YOUR agent to give you more information and schedule a showing. They will lead you in the right direction.
The bottom line is don’t settle for less when you deserve more! Do your research. Find the REALTOR® that will help YOU find your next home.