What is the role of a RE/MAX real estate agent?
Role of a Real Estate Agent
Selling and buying property can be a daunting challenge – there’s so much to think about! Luckily, RE/MAX Malta real estate agents are professionally trained to help make the process easier for everyone involved. Learn what the role of a real estate agent really is.
Help to buy and to sell
Once you have decided to buy or sell your property, the next step is usually to get some professional to assist your needs. For sellers, particularly new ones, things like pricing your property, staging it for photos, preparing it for viewings and handling prospective buyers can add stress to the process. Similarly, buyers have plenty to think about too – budget, location, willingness to renovate and many others.
What does a real estate agent do?
The main role of the real estate agent is to understand the needs and requirements of the clients. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of their role, and this is made tricky in that in every transaction there are two customers – the buyer and the seller. Another way to think about it is to imagine the agent is a matchmaker, bringing the right buyer to the right seller and their property. The goal is a real estate ‘happily ever after’!
For the buyer
When you are buying a property, first you need to understand your financial position and establish a budget. Then, your real estate agent will listen to your search criteria. These include how much you are spending on a property, the type or types you are willing to consider, preferred location, and any other important features you would be happy with.
This list can be split into two – the must-haves, like the number of bedrooms needed for your family or one-floor accommodation for accessibility purposes, and the nice-to-haves, which include things you would consider perks but not dealbreakers.
The agent will then narrow down the thousands of options available into a range of suitable properties and organise viewings for you.
For the seller
A real estate agent will be able to handle the sale of your property in a way that suits you, whether you would prefer a completely hands-off approach or would like to be more involved in the process.
First, our knowledgeable agents will value your property and give you the best advice for a hassle-free sale.
First impressions matter and they will make suggestions as to how you can improve the visual appeal of your property and ensure it photographs well. With so much competition, you want your listing to stand out and look good to prospective buyers.
After listing your property with RE/MAX, your agent will work on the property in question to source the right buyer. He or she will organise viewings to suit your and the buyer’s availabilities and can advise on questions the buyer is likely to have about the property, so you can have that information on hand.
The official bits
Your highly trained and experienced RE/MAX agent will be able to guide you, step-by-step, on what it takes to buy or sell your property. For first-timers, this is an invaluable service that can make the whole thing a lot less intimidating. The agent will be a source of knowledge and advice every step of the way, from creating a listing to finding the right property to the big day when both parties sign on the dotted line.
RE/MAX prides itself on offering an exceptional service, no matter which side of the table you’re on. If you are thinking of selling or buying a property in Malta, RE/MAX is your first port of call to ensure a smooth, professional experience. Get in touch today to see how we can help.