In my research through the Forums of BiggerPockets attempting to understand the needs of potential future clients as a new real estate agent, I have come across countless threads looking for “investor-friendly” real estate agents.
Let’s start with the term “investor-friendly.” This implies there are agents out there who are investor-unfriendly, and if the posts on BP are any indication, they seem to be out in great numbers since every newer investor seems to be searching for the friendly ones with no luck.
In life, if we wander around every day not being able to find a friendly person, at what point do we start looking in the mirror?
Are You Looking for a Friend or a Professional?
That being said, even though all agents are required to perform these duties for all clients, a true professional will exceed in every category.
Why is it Difficult to Find a Professional Who Will Work With Investors Consistently?
Now that we know a professional is what we are looking for, let me share some of the reasons straight from the BP Forums as to why agents shy away from working with some investors.
There may be agents out there who will write endless offers, drop everything to get information off the MLS, and be willing to perform whatever duties are required by an investor with the hope of closing a single transaction, but in my opinion, these will not be the most professional agents or have extensive knowledge of the market.
If either an agent or an investor finds it difficult to work with the other, there may be a need for one or both to step up the game to a professional level.
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