Let me preface this by saying: if you are buying or selling a home, you should absolutely hire a Realtor to help you. You will save money in the long run, not to mention a huge amount of stress- they will make sure the transaction goes smoothly. However, that is all dependent on your agent being good at what they do. While almost all agents are great at their job and will communicate effectively, there are some that will exhibit warning signs that you should watch out for. Check out this article by Lisa at Mama Real Estate. If this sounds like your agent, it might be time to hire a new one:
-They don’t call or respond in a timely manner- if it takes them days or weeks to get back to you, they are not taking you seriously.
-They refuse to negotiate on your behalf.
-They tell others your confidential information without your express consent.
-They are extremely disorganized- Are they always late? Losing or forgetting important documents? Do they seem scatterbrained and all over the place? This type of irresponsible person is probably not the one you want handling a transaction worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.