Whether you’re getting ready to buy or sell a home in Pittsburg, the
agent you choose will play a significant role in both your success and
your peace of mind during the transaction.
One of the most common complaints real estate clients have about
agents regards communication.
* Their agents don’t return calls, emails, or texts in a timely
* They don’t answer questions fully.
* They don’t provide requested information.
* They don’t keep clients informed of developments.
Knowledge is vital, so begin your search with agents who are familiar
with the area where you plan to buy or sell.
If you’re selling a home in Pittsburg you need an agent who is familiar
with the neighborhoods and the homes for sale or sold in the immediate
area of your home. A market analysis is only as good as the homes
chosen for comparison, so hire an agent who can choose correctly.
If you’re a buyer, you need an agent who will know if the homes
you’re viewing are priced correctly. You also want someone who can
answer questions about the services available, the regulations, etc.
Once you have a list of agents who serve your neighborhood of
interest, begin narrowing your choices.
Since communication is all-important, look for someone who responds
quickly to your initial inquiry.
You shouldn’t expect an agent to answer every phone call or message
immediately. In fact, not answering immediately might be a good sign.
After all, a good agent is generally a busy agent, so is likely to be
with other clients. When you become that client you won’t want your
agent interrupting a showing or a conversation with you to respond to
a new prospect.
You should expect them to respond, if only briefly, within an hour or
After that, pay attention to the time the agent is willing to spend
answering your questions, explaining documents, etc.