• April 30, 2019

5 Signs of an Unreliable Agent

Joe-Lewkowicz, 1

5 Signs of an Unreliable Agent

Selling a home in Northwest Tampa can be a daunting experience. It is time-consuming, overwhelming, and it can be just plain tiring. Hiring a reliable realtor can help the home-selling process go smoothly with their expert advice, resources, and support. However, coming across an experienced realtor in Tampa nowadays is challenging because, over the last 10 years, the number of realtors has doubled in size. So if you are unsure who to hire, here are a few signs of an unreliable real estate agent.

No Communication
Since you will be working with your realtor for quite some time, you want him or her to regularly touch base with you. Plus, your realtor should push you to call him or her anyways to be updated, as long as it’s during business hours. But if the real estate agent is not open to communication, whether that be calls, texts, or emails this is a bad sign.

Lack of Resources
A realtor is there to support you through the home-selling process, but he or she is also there for you to utilize at your disposal. You hired an agent for their knowledge and expertise, so it only makes sense that they can give that. If you experience your realtor agreeing with everything you say and not offering their suggestions, it is a sign that your realtor doesn’t care or lacks the resources to assist you.

Having a lack of resources is one bad sign another is being unreliable. The relationship between a seller and his or her agent must be like a bond. You will be working with them for a few months or years, you will also be sharing a lot of private information with him or her, and so it makes sense to find an agent who is reliable and trustworthy. If you catch the agent you’re working with lying to you, that is a bad sign and you need to find someone else more honest.

Another sign of an unreliable agent is being unprofessional. For example, showing up tardy to appointments, lack of organizational skills, lack of knowledge on the properties, market, or area. These types of realtors are more than likely no help and you are better off without them.

Lastly, if you notice your agent isn’t putting your best interests first, then this is a bad sign. It could be that they are in it more for the money than your business.

These were a few telltale signs of a bad realtor or agent. If you are experiencing any of these situations, please call Joe Lewkowicz from Coldwell Banker. He has been servicing the Northwest Tampa area for more than 42 years, and he knows the real estate market better than anyone.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-908-7293 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/