Good deals are the foundation of becoming a good real estate investor. There are many different methods of finding deals, but using an agent is still the way the majority of real estate is purchased—and it’s also the safest.
For those reasons (and several more), an agent can be an incredibly valuable addition to your team.
But there are some things you need to know about working with one before you jump in. Understanding the key aspects of a real estate agent’s job will vastly improve your relationship, in addition to your chances of becoming a successful investor.
Related: 7 Signs of a BAD Real Estate Agent
What to Expect When Working with an Agent
In the video above, I discuss seven things to expect when working with an agent.
I’m a firm believer that the more you know about someone else’s job, the easier you can make it for them to help you.
I love finding deals through an agent and think more investors should utilize them. It’s my preferred method, because I firmly believe it makes the whole process easier.
Have you ever worked with an agent? Would you recommend doing so to other real estate investors?
Let’s discuss below in the comments.
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