The typical real estate transaction involves at least two dozen separate individuals, from insurance assessors, mortgage brokers, loan underwriters, home inspectors, home appraisers, escrow officers, buyer’s real estate agent, seller’s real estate agent, property title researchers, and a number of other individuals as well. The actions and decisions of all these professionals have to be orchestrated, managed and supervised by your real estate agent in order for the process to be performed in harmony. It is the responsibility of your real estate agent to coordinate, manage and supervise all of these professionals to ensure the sale or purchase of your property closes escrow on time. In addition, it is the responsibility of your real estate agent to act as your advocate and pursue your interests when dealing with all of these professionals on your behalf.

Your real estate agent should:

1. Inform you of the current real estate market.

2. Determine your real estate wants and needs.

3. Provide you options of homes that fit your criteria.

4. Coordinate the work with other professionals handling your real estate transaction.

5. Negotiate on your behalf.

6. Verify all required paperwork and make certain all deadlines are met.

7. Solve any problems that may arise.