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Red flags in a realtor: what to avoid

anix 3 months ago

Real estate agents red flags

When you are in the process of buying a new home, and handling the most substantial financial transaction of your life, you need to know you are working with a real estate agent who is honest, trustworthy, ethical, and competent.

One of the most important parts of the home buying process is finding the right real estate agent. One way to find out which real estate agent will be the best fit for you is to look at the reviews for agents in your area and ask people you trust for recommendations. Talking with previous clients can also help you get an idea of how the agent operates and whether that agent is worth hiring.

While the majority of real estate professionals want to help you find the right home, there are plenty who may not be qualified, and even some who are unscrupulous and may want to take advantage of you. So, how can you make sure you are working with an honest, ethical, professional, experienced and trustworthy agent?

What red flags to look for

Here are some red flags that will help you evaluate if the agent you’re considering is only looking out for his or her own wallet and not your best interests.

  • They only have experience selling and buying commercial real estate.
  • They make a promise to sell your home for the highest possible price or purchase your potential home for the lowest possible price.
  • They consistently show you homes that are above your budget.
  • They only work as an agent part-time.
  • They make offers as incentives for you to do business with him or her.
  • They are unable to answer your questions, and are not familiar with your area.
  • They are inconsistent in their communication.
  • They outright lie to you.

What should you do?

Doing business with an unqualified or unethical real estate agent can leave you with an understanding distrust when it comes to buying a home.That is why it is so important to do your due diligence and find a real estate agent who is qualified, trusted and ethical.

At Vámonos Realty, our real estate agents are committed and they have your best interests in mind. They understand your needs as well as your wants and do what they can to find a home that is perfect for your situation. Contact us today so we can help get you into the home of your dreams.

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