This is probably the #1 complaint I hear from owners of unsold homes.
“When we first listed with him, he seemed so excited about our home. Now we only hear from him when he wants to drop the price or if we call him.”
In many respects, partnering with a Realtor® to sell your home is like the dating phase of a relationship. Like all relationships, communication is the key to success.
Your Realtor® may be working very hard behind the scenes to get your home sold, but if you never hear from him/her, how are you supposed to know that? Trust will start to dwindle and you may begin to question his/her motivations.
Strong communication is crucial to your success. An effective agent should have a quick and detailed answer to the weekly question of “What have you done for me lately?” Better still, your Realtor® should beat you to the phone and call you every week with a marketing and status update, following up with periodic mailings or emails detailing the activity for your home’s listing.
For your part, be sure to let your Realtor® know when you are leaving town and how to get in touch with you. Time is of the essence when an offer does come in for your home.