Every time we face the dilemma of renting, buying or selling a property we think, what would be better, hire a broker or do it yourself? It is difficult to answer that question if you do not have total clarity of what a property broker does, what it is for and what are the advantages / disadvantages of hiring one.
In practice, a runner must take care of everything. Advise and indicate the steps to follow your client constantly informing him of the steps taken to sell or lease your property. There are three ways to obtain customers: by personal lifting (going door-to-door, person to person indicating what they do and if you are interested in working with them), because they belong to a network, the clients that come to that network enter a circuit that it rotates between the corridors and the other is by referrals, people recommended by other clients who have trusted in it and its management.
The broker takes charge of the dissemination of the property (press, portals, videos, photos, flyers, signs, etc.), as well as filtering those interested in the property and planning, structuring and directing the visits of interested persons. For this he has the confidence of the owners of the properties that leave the keys and he warns every time he has a visit. In this visit it is important that the broker advises the owner in the order of his house, if he has a dog or cat that takes him out for a walk, that this owner would not be at the time of the visit.
It also handles the documentation, to present the necessary papers in the notaries and to the lawyers who present the papers in the real estate conservator. Make arrangements in banks and financial institutions for customers who require mortgage loans in order to expedite these procedures.
It takes care of the final details, deadlines and papers that are needed to make the definitive change of owner. Once the property is registered with the real estate conservator with the name of the new owner or when the lease process ends, the broker can charge his commission or fee, which is already agreed upon by all the parties involved.
In short, it is for all these actions that the owners or interested parties pay the property broker to sell, rent or buy a property for them.
What is important to know when choosing a property broker?
It is important that the person knows which company the broker represents. In that sense it is recommended to prefer runners backed by companies, because for any problem that arises, you will always have where to claim. If the broker does not belong to any company, it is more complicated because it is more likely that the entire business will be carried out in an informal manner, making mistakes that will later be regretted.
How to differentiate between a good broker and another inexperienced?
It is notorious the difference at first sight, the seriousness, the image, the solidity, the identification of the company that represents, the domain of the concept or item, make it easy to identify the Corridor that we have in front and of course the experience.
What should the user set and what should the Broker demand?
The same previously exposed, seriousness, registration, support, experience and solidity, always make the difference. You must demand a professional work 100% dedicated to your property. You must demand marketing plans and sales strategies and you must demand to be constantly informed of what is being done.
How can the client detect that they are going to cheat him? What to do to avoid it?
That is more difficult, it is something innate I would say, to detect the potential swindler that we have in front of us in any field or area to which we accede. Usually a scammer sells dreams, sells impossible, is talkative without leaving space for speech to the other, not be so naive or confident and verify, if possible where and to which company it belongs.