I try to put myself in the place of a consumer wanting to buy or sell a home. Often in a small community like Moberly, MO, they call on the person whose name is “on the sign” or their relative who they know is licensed. Word of caution…choose an agent who has a reputation of good communication. I’ve learned in over 21 years in business how important it is!
You must always strive to be someone who takes the time to thoroughly explain a contract until a client fully understands; someone who reviews the market with them one-on-one; someone who answers and returns phone calls. I remember an ad once that said… “how hard IS it to return phone calls?” You must never be the agent who leaves his or her client in the dark. A client would rather work with a REALTOR® who finds answers quickly than with one who knows the answer but doesn’t communicate them properly.