Are you looking for a new home? Maybe this is your first-time house hunting and you don’t know how to get your foot through the door. Whatever the case, you likely have a real estate agent or are looking to get one soon.
Real estate agents can be great at finding the right home, but like any profession, you have to find the right person that fits your case. Not every real estate agent will be there for you and you may need to know the signs when it’s time to find a new one. Here’s what you should watch for:
Your agent isn’t contacting you back
House hunting with a real estate agent is often a back-and-forth process – and that requires a lot of communication. If your agent isn’t responding to messages, isn’t keeping up with their task and doesn’t respond to your requests for information, that’s a serious problem.
If your agent is slow to contact you about a potential investment, you may end up with actual damages and they may have breached their contract with you.
Your agent ignores your interests and limits
You’re likely looking for a home with certain qualities, but at an affordable price that you won’t regret. An agent should be able to work within your specifications. But, if your agent keeps looking outside your price range or never provides a home with a certain something you want, then they could be delaying your chance of finding a home.
If your real estate agent caused you significant losses, you may need to reach out to an attorney who can help you understand your legal options.