In many areas of this country, there is no shortage of licensed real estate agents, yet often we witness some who are simply complying with motions, rather than taking their responsibilities, duties, etc. seriously. and help. , buyers and sellers, come to a well-regarded and mutually satisfying meeting of minds. While each client and client has certain unique needs, priorities, goals, etc., a quality agent recognizes that they have both a legal and an ethical responsibility to do the right thing, consistently, rather than simply what they do. it could be convenient, and / or easy! With that in mind, therefore, this article will briefly attempt, examine, consider, discuss, and review, some of these basic responsibilities, and why, clients and clients, deserve quality, responsible, responsive, and responsive service and representation. relevant.
1. Trust: Both ethically (according to the Code of Ethics, of almost all real estate organizations, as well as most of the real estate laws of the state) and, morally, an agent must realize that they have a fiduciary responsibility with their customers. This means that you must protect a customer’s privacy and avoid revealing any items or personal motives that someone may be selling, which could harm the owner’s bottom line. However, there is a somewhat fine line, sometimes, between doing this and the legal responsibility to honestly disclose anything that could be considered, a material problem, etc. Some of them include: material defects; known issues about the area, which can affect values, etc. The ethical protection of a customer’s needs includes: nondisclosure of the seller’s financial information; indicate a client’s schedule, especially if it is related to their needs, etc.
2. Integrity: Agents must demonstrate a clear commitment to maintaining their absolute integrity, even when there may be a temptation to take a shortcut. Quality means of representation, the best interests of your clients, should come first, and any personal gain and / or self-interest should never interfere with that focus and intention! Agents must be service oriented!
3. Sensitivity: How well someone articulates their message and responds to questions, concerns, etc., from both your customers and potential buyers, often differentiates between responsive and responsive agents and the rest of the pack. Your representative should provide feedback and be ready to provide you with information, recommendations, etc.
Before hiring someone to help you market, sell, and represent your home, you should carefully interview several to determine who might best meet your specific needs, goals, and priorities. Since, for most, our home represents our most important financial asset, doesn’t this make sense?