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A realtors job???

Id like to know what things Realtors should do for their specific buyers. Examples, look for homes, get information on schools & certain areas ect. I settle on a realtor but she hasn't really done anything. Im the one looking into the houses i like, schools in the areas, & driving past that homes to check out the neighborhoods. Im beginning to think all Realtors care about is selling a home & not actually helping the buyer with the process. Ive been looking at homes since June & have viewed 4 but it seems i know more than the respected Realtors I've dealt with. I just need to know the specifics of what a realtor is supposed to help the buyer with. I live in Reno Nv & am looking in Reno & Sparks!.
  • September 22 2010 - Reno
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Open communication is the key to any successful relationship. Let your Realtor know what your expectations are and if you cannot meet eye to eye on what services should be provided, maybe it would be best to interview some other buyers agents to find someone who meets your needs.
Best of luck in your home search!

  • September 23 2010
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What should a Realtor do?   Different agents offer different levels of service. Your job before you hire one is to interview thoroughly, see if the individual will meet your needs (or if your expectations are unrealistic).    We've always interviewed a minimum of three before choosing one,  each interview is about 2 hours (unless we kick the candidate out sooner).

How did you chose your current agent?
How are you communicating with your current agent?
Are you making requests that aren't followed through, or are you expecting things to happen without requesting them?

  • September 23 2010
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Change realtors! Email several. See who is most responsive and work with hshe or he!

  • September 23 2010
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A realtors job and duties will vary with the type of agency relationship in your state.

Your best bet is to find an "Exclusive" Buyers Agent  whose only job is to represent the best interest of the homebuyer.  They do not list property and are buyer specialists.

For more information go to the consumer website www.NAEBA.org.

Eve in Orlando
  • September 23 2010
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Hi Saintsfan1976,
you have some answers here on your other thread. Happier house hunting
  • September 22 2010
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