Managing Your Broker and Agent
When you hire the right broker and agent you should be confident they will be focused on doing their very best to help you choose the right condominium; walk you through the buying process, and representing you in the negotiations. However you need to take some responsibility if you want to be assured everything is progressing according to your plans. Following are several suggestions to assist you in working with your broker and agent:
Complete your wish list: The wish list helps you to clarify your condominium wants and needs. Plus, it gives you a concise way to convey the information to your broker.
Verify your goals: This falls out of the point above. Make sure your broker completely understands what you are looking for in a condominium, what your time frame is for purchase and your price range.
Communicate: As you move through the process stay in regular contact with your agent and broker. Keep them informed about any questions, concerns or change in your goals.
Speak up: As you move through the process you will probably check out the real estate section of the paper or go online to check out the most recent listings. When you see something you like, tell your broker immediately. Also, after seeing a property let the agent know what you liked or disliked and record it in your diary. The more information and feedback you provide to the broker and agent, the easier and faster your search will be.