What does your Realtor do??
It can be quite a mystery, but most of the time your Realtor is working hard to make this process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
In the sometimes confusing, occasionally hectic, and always stressful world of buying and selling, what is your agents really doing behind the scenes?
For every hour an agent spends in your presence, he or she will spend an average of nine hours working on your behalf. Why? Because agents don't get paid if they don't close the deal! Unlike lawyers who bill by the hour, agents won't receive a penny until (or unless) a sale comes through. It's all a gamble, in which they could shoot snake eyes and come away empty-handed. This is the business.
The Beginning Process:
When you decide to call your favorite agent, or follow up on a friends referral, that's when the work begins. Typically a Comparative Market Evaluations (CMA) needs to be created so the agent understands what your property could be valued at, and what's the latest development...