Monday, 18 December 2017

Realtor Resources: 4 Important Contacts Every Realtor Should Have

Written by Posted On Monday, 22 May 2017 15:22

Being a good realtor means that you can meet the needs of your clients. To best meet the needs of your clients, it is important to have a wide variety of contacts within the real estate and related fields. Let's take a look at some contacts that every successful realtor needs to make.

Get to Know a Mortgage Broker

After accepting an offer, a buyer is going to need to get financing to complete the transaction. While the buyer has every right to choose whatever lender that he or she wants, it doesn't hurt to give that person some guidance in what is one of the biggest decisions in their lives.

Have an Inspection Professional on Speed Dial

Another major part of the home buying process is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Again, the buyer is entitled to use whatever inspection professional that he or she wants to use. However, they may be likely to trust your advice, which can save them a lot of time. As most homes close within 30 days of offer acceptance, the last thing a buyer needs is to waste time looking for an inspector.

Roof Contractors Are Good People to Know

The roof is one of the most important components on a home. Therefore, it may need to be inspected prior to closing. If there are issues with it, the seller may be required to pay for repairs or take less for the home. Real estate agents who can recommend a quality roofing professional may provide additional value to their clients, which could lead to referrals.

Legal Contacts

Every realtor should know the legal ins and outs of buying a home or renting. In addition to this, every realtor should also have attorneys they know and trust to help tenants with civil litigation. Professionals, like those at Hart Law Offices, PC, know that this could come into play when landlords aren’t honoring the contract they sign with their renters. Some of these things can include: repairs that go unattended, renter contract violations, or other specifics depending on the situation.

Network with Selling Agents Whenever Possible

It is important to know the people who you are likely to be dealing with during the home buying process. Having a relationship with the selling agent may make it easier to get a deal done that benefits your client without hurting the seller. This is because it is less likely that someone you know and work with will try to act anything less than professional when negotiating a deal.

If you are going to be a successful realtor, you will need to have as many professional contacts as possible. This means getting to know mortgage brokers, other real estate agents and inspectors. It is also a good idea to know roofing contractors or others who can help a buyer remedy issues with their home for a fair price.

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Rachelle Wilber

Rachelle Wilber is a former real estate agent now turned freelance writer that specializes in home realty, mortgage, and building. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies.

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