Top listing agents and buyer agents
Being the best real estate agents in Evergreen, CO or Denver isn’t easy. To be truly the best a Realtor needs to not only take care of their customer but it is also very important to work well with other real estate agents. That isn’t an easy task. There are some real jackasses out there that hold a real estate license. Luckily almost all the real estate agents here in Evergreen and the Denver Foothills are great Realtors. Some people think a Realtor only helps with the home search. There is so much more to the transaction than that. The searching for a home is the fun part. Once the home search is done, that is when the hard part starts.
The Best Real Estate Agents Don’t Have “Hours” They Are Open
The hours a good Realtor is open are the hours a client needs them. I am writing this article at 9:45 at night and have spoken to 2 clients while I was writing it. It is a terrible real estate broker that tells you that they don’t work after 5. I have been chewed out by agents in Denver because I called them on a Sunday. Not sure how an agent can survive like that. A good Realtor works 12 hours a day 7 days a week.
It is important to find a real estate agent that knows the area. That isn’t really as important as it was at one time. It is easy enough to do a demographic search on the internet and research schools and the neighborhoods. Actually with the equal housing laws and equal housing rules these days if demographics is important it is best to research all that on your own as a home buyer. A real estate agent isn’t legally allowed to tell you certain things. Another thing you need is a Realtor that has a good web site. One that is updated in real time and has advanced search features and real time property alerts. In this crazy real estate market being late to the party can cost you your dream home.
It is also your buyer agents responsibility to make sure the amount you are going to offer is the right amount. We are seeing a lot of sellers “testing the market”. A good Realtor should tell a seller they shouldn’t do this but there are plenty of listing agents that will allow a seller to get away with this. A good buyer agent will find similar homes and help the buyer determine the right number to offer.
Keeping Up On Dates and Deadlines
it is very important to that your agent keeps you on top of the dates and deadlines. The dates are extremely important. They are one of the keys to making sure you don’t lose your earnest money if something goes wrong. If you blow through a deadline like the appraisal deadline and then the home doesn’t appraise your earnest money is in jeopardy. The dates and deadlines are something your Realtor needs to explain to you and make sure you are on the ball with them. The dates and deadlines cover everything from inspections to property insurance and title or survey issues. Basically all areas that should be investigated during due diligence.