According to Wikipedia, Virtue is defined as: “a trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness.” When working with a realtor, you need to be looking for behaviours showing high moral standards such as the following:
Whether it be a husband, wife, mechanic, or realtor, all relationships are built on a foundation of trust. Without it, you have no relationship. You need to believe in your realtor that they are experienced and competent enough to help you in your home buying process.
Working with a realtor that can be honest with you will only help. There may be things that you may not want to hear, but honesty is the best policy. There have been many clients in the past that I have been blunt with when it comes to guiding them in a direction of whether or not a home is right for them, but believe me, they have thanked me in the end!
Working in this profession we all have legal and ethical guidelines to follow (and many things on the line like our careers if we don’t.) A great realtor will not cross that line.
Purchasing a home can be very emotional. You need a realtor that has empathy, and can understand how you feel in every step of the home buying/selling process. Losing out on a dream home in a multiple offer situation can be difficult to handle, and winning in one can be easy to forget how stressful it was getting there. Real estate is emotional, more than you know.
Finding your home can be a fun process, it doesn’t have to be serious all of the time! If you can find a realtor that brings this into the mix, you have hit the jackpot.
Your realtor should have the common sense to show up on time, and be prepared to educate you on what you need and should know every step of the way in the home buying process.
Yes, this is a virtue, but finding the right home is all about timing. It could take a day, or it could take over a year to find the right home. Without patience from your realtor, this journey may be short lived.