There are currently 1.6 million Realtors active in the U.S., and over three million people hold an official real estate license of some kind. It’s clear that the real estate industry is one of the fastest growing in the country, and more and more people are choosing to become professionals in the field every year.
All the same, not every real estate agent goes through rigorous training, nor do they all obtain the same level of experience before it comes time for you to engage their help. Even though some agents prefer a more conservative approach while others operate more proactively, there are certain ways to tell if your Realtor of choice isn’t going to help you achieve your goals. Below, we’ll cover the top five signs that you might need to search for a new Winter Park real estate agent to support you through your selling journey.
Your Realtor isn’t communicative
Still, you can do your part to ensure that communication channels are open. Talk with your agent about the best ways to reach them. Ask if there are any times of day when they’re busy with other clients. As long as you and your agent both understand how important it is to stay in constant contact, you’re sure to have more success.
Are you willing to work with a highly confident person who tends to make decisions quickly in order to capitalize on a good offer? Or would you prefer an agent who is a little more cautious and who likes to bide their time until they can get a more well-rounded picture of the market? Above all, you want to avoid Realtors who rely on exaggerations (saying things like “nothing is selling for a good price in this neighborhood”) or make rash decisions without speaking with you beforehand.
The home sale is taking forever
In any event, you’re going to want to look for another agent if your home sale is taking an exorbitant amount of time to complete. You don’t want to go through unnecessary stress waiting for the offers to roll in or to stay on the sidelines as more and more potential buyers lose interest. You and your home deserve better, and a more experienced and motivated Realtor may just be what you need.
They don’t take the lead on negotiations
Their market insights are mediocre
That’s why it’s more important than ever that your Realtor has access to market insights that go beyond those you’ll find online. If your agent is simply parroting back data points to you that you’ve already researched, it may be a sign that their expertise in the local market isn’t as deep as you first thought.
Ask your agent about what special information they might be able to bring to the table. Perhaps there’s news that new apartment buildings are planned for construction soon. Or maybe zoning restriction changes are up for a vote. There may be a selling point in your home that escaped the notice of other Realtor –– one which could bring in much higher offers. Your Realtor should have these kinds of deep insights if you’re going to have a successful sale.
Reach out to a local real estate agent today
If you have any questions or comments to share, or you’d like to learn more about Winter Park homes for sale, get in touch today! Contact Carol Underwood and Amanda Morrison with the Grand Mountain Group Real Estate Team for more information. The Grand Mountain Group Real Estate Team are local experts in the Winter Park area and look forward to assisting you!