Buying a home is a big life event. Potential home buyers know that going with the right real estate agent can mean the difference between spending $500,000 and $450,000, or spending the next 20 years of their life comfortably, as opposed to patching up walls and fixing a leaky roof the whole time. Because of this, it's not hard to see why home buyers often have a big list of questions for their real estate agent. Here are five questions you should be prepared to answer as a real estate agent.
How will we stay in touch?
Being that your clients are entering a new phase in their life, it's understandable that they'll want you, the person responsible for giving them a smooth transition, to be reliable and connected at all times. Be prepared to give them a phone number to reach you at, and even an email address for when your phone isn't working; your phone always works, but they don't know that. Make sure they have peace of mind knowing they can always count on you to be there.
How much experience do you have?
If you've been operating successfully for the past ten years, your answer to this question will be fairly straight forward; let them know how long you've been in the real estate business for, mentioning some of your greater negotiation feats and other accomplishments on the job
What do you have that your competition doesn't?
It's important to compile a mental list of achievements you can recite when questions like this come up. Do your clients have a tendency of paying less than a house' sticker price? Did you graduate in the top of your class in a pristine school? Do you respect a client's spoken price-range, allowing them to set clear boundaries from the start? These are all things you should bring up when asked this question. Even achievements only loosely related to real estate can help separate you from the rest.
Is there anything else I should know?
When asked, this question usually ends the inquiry process. Now's the time to make up for any questions they didn't ask, question which you have a great answer to. Maybe they didn't ask about your experience (unlikely, but a good example); if you have lots of it, now is the time to bring it up. Perhaps they didn't ask about how often your clients pay significantly less than a house' sticker price; let them know that this is a common occurrence for you.
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