An indispensable partner in the successful execution of a real estate project, the real estate agent plays a determining role in the sale or purchase of a property. Their expertise and advice can help you sell quickly and at the best price.
Sometimes, the sale of your property may take too long or you may be dissatisfied with your real estate broker. Many people think about changing brokers, but it can be difficult knowing when to change realtors and what reasons should motivate you to make this decision.
If you’re thinking about changing your real estate agent, the REMAX agents at Courtier Immobilier Lanaudière share their advice on making the best choice.
Why change your real estate agent?
The role of a real estate broker is to help you close your real estate project with the best conditions (best price, unique property, serious buyer, etc.) for your purchase or sale of a property. Their role is to help you close a serious deal quickly, although there is no science as to how long it takes to sell your house.
There are many factors that may make you think about changing real estate agents. Here are 3 reasons that you might consider changing your real estate broker:
1. You’re struggling to get showings
The goal of a real estate broker is to help you close a deal quickly. Whether it is a purchase or a sale, the number of visits and quality of showings are important markers of a successful home sale. In general, the fewer visits you receive, the lower the chances of closing a deal.
One of the roles of a broker is to help you prepare to sell your house. Whether it’s to schedule showings, market your property or even stage the exterior of your house, this work needs to be done.
If your broker is having trouble attracting sellers (for a sale) or your broker is not offering you many properties to visit (for a purchase), it may mean that they are not prioritizing you as a client.
2. Poor communication with your realtor
An agreement with a real estate broker is more than just a service. Communication plays an essential role in the success of your project. If communication is poor or absent and your project is feeling stalled, it may be time to change your real estate agent.
Good communication with your real estate broker can be seen as:
- Good care and understanding of your needs
- Keeping you informed of the things to know before buying a first house
- Regular calls to discuss the progress of your projects or if the visits have suited you
- Proactive adjustments according to you and the development of the project (i.e. revising the selling price if the house does not sell).
If communication with your broker isn’t positive or constructive, then it might be time to think about changing real estate brokers.
3. Your real estate broker acts without your best interest
Another reason that you may think about changing real estate agents is if the realtor appears to be acting without your best interest in mind.
If you’re selling, the broker’s commission consists of a percentage of the sale price of the house. It is possible that some ill-intentioned agents or brokers deliberately overestimate the market value of a property in order to get a better commission when selling it. A sale price that is too high generally leads to difficulties in selling the property.
If you’re buying and your broker isn’t organizing or scheduling appropriate visits on your behalf, this is also problematic.
If you think that your broker is acting without your needs in mind, you should consider changing real estate brokers. A good real estate broker must act in your best interest and only yours.
Can I change my real estate broker?
Many people are aware that their real estate broker is not suitable for them but hesitate to change. They think that it is impossible to change real estate brokers once an agreement has been signed.
You can in fact change real estate brokers whenever you want. All you have to do is terminate the agreement that was signed with the broker. To do so, you will have to contact the brokerage firm or the real estate agent themselves to inform them of your wish to terminate the contract. Note that most brokerage contracts involve fees if you terminate before the established end terms.
At Courtier Immobilier Lanaudière, all our contracts can be terminated at any time, without penalty.
Trust Courtier Immobilier Lanaudière for your real estate project
A good real estate broker is essential to a successful purchase or sale. It is important that your realtor is invested and proactive towards your project. If they prove otherwise, it is important to know when to change real estate brokers so that you don’t waste any more time.
Finding a competent and trusted professional is not that simple. The REMAX team with Guillaume Tremblay will do everything they can to help you sell or buy the property of your dreams in the Lanaudière region.
Contact us today! Our team will be happy to meet you and take charge of your project. Count on our experience and expertise for the purchase or sale of your property. Our realtors always put your best interest first!