In many areas of the country, there’s absolutely not any shortage of licensed realtors, nevertheless, we often, witness, a few, who are merely, going through the motions, instead of, taking their responsibilities, duties, and so on, seriously, and assisting, sellers and buyers, reach a well – considered, mutually happy, meeting – of – the heads. While every client and client, has certain unique needs, priorities, goals, etc, an excellent agent, recognizes, he’s, equally, a legal, and moral responsibility, to doing what is right, consistently, instead of merely what may be expedient, and/ or effortless! With that in mind, thus, this guide will try to briefly, analyze, consider, discuss, and review, a few of those basic responsibilities, and why, customers and customers, deserve quality, accountable, responsive, relevant company, and representation.
- Fiduciary: Both ethically (based on the Code of Ethics, of almost all realtor associations, as well as most state’s property laws), and, morally, a broker must realizehe has a fiduciary responsibility, to his customers. This meanshe must protect a customer’s privacy, and prevent disclosing, any personal items, or motives, someone may be selling, which may hurt the homeowner’s bottom – line! However, there’s a somewhat, fine line, occasionally, between doing so, and the legal duty to disclose, frankly, anything which may be considered, a material issue, etc.. A few of those include: material defects; known issues concerning the region, which could affect values, etc.. Assessing, ethically, a customer’s needs, include: non – disclosure of the seller’s financial information; saying a customer’s time – table, particularly if it’s needs – related, etc..
- Integrity: Agents should demonstrate a clear, dedication, to maintaining their complete integrity, even, when there may be a temptation, to have a short – cut. Quality representation meansyour customers’ best interests, must come first, and any personal benefits, and/ or, self – interest, should never interfere with that attention and intention! Agents have to be service – oriented!
- Responsiveness: How well someone articulates their message, and responds to, the questions, concerns, etc, both, their customers, in addition to potential buyers, often differentiates between, accountable, responsive agents, and the rest – of – the – package! Your representative must supply you, with his comments, and be ready to provide you insights, recommendations, etc..
Before hiring someone, to assist you, sell your house, or you want to buy a house, you should carefully interview, several, to ascertain, who would best, serve your precise needs, objectives and priorities.