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10 Qualities Of A Great Real Estate Agent

Sometimes it seems like there are a lot of REALTORS® to choose from. But how do you know which ones are the great ones? Here are 10 qualities of a great real estate agent when looking to buy or sell real estate in Nanaimo.

Qualities of a great real estate agent

  1. They are excellent communicators. They let you know what’s happening throughout the process, and give you feedback on showings and open houses, subject removals, the market and much more. They fully explain their marketing plans and walk you through the listing agreement, negotiations and offers, and all the documentation and information you are exposed to.
  2. They listen. They ask questions about the home you are selling, and they listen to your answers carefully.
  3. They understand the seller’s motivation for selling and adapt to it. For buyers, they understand your needs, your budget and your concerns and will keep them front of mind when searching for the perfect home. They want to act in your best interest.
  4. They adapt to the clients needs. How much communication does the client want? What method of communication works best for them – email, text, phone calls? The qualities of a great real estate means your REALTOR® understands this and tailors it to suit each individual client.
  5. They keep the client motivated. A client needs to feel supported and happy with their REALTOR® in order to continue the business relationship, so it’s important they maintain a positive attitude even during difficult periods.
  6. They know the clients timeframe. If a buyer needs a home by a certain date or a seller needs to be gone by a certain date, the qualities of a great real estate will ensue they make every effort to meet this. Time is of the essence at all times.
  7. They aren’t afraid to try new things – learn a new skill, try a new social media platform or device. To keep up with current trends and technology, education is key and they are constantly learning.
  8. They are experienced and can provide you with references for all the professional you may need, without a second thought.
  9. They are up to date on current real estate matters and receive continued education and training in that regard.
  10. They have no complaints, violations or disciplinary actions with the licensing board. You can check on the Real Estate Council of BC website at recbc.ca to find out about any actions against specific individuals.

Bonus quality: they are a RE/MAX real estate agent!

At RE/MAX of Nanaimo, agents are continually undergoing training and education through our RE/MAX University, ensuring they stay on top of current topics, issues and technology and are constantly leading the Nanaimo market share meaning they sell more homes than any other real estate group in Nanaimo!


If we can help you find your next home, or sell your current one, call RE/MAX of Nanaimo at (250) 751-1223 and speak with one of our well qualified agents today.

Ever ask yourself why your house might not be selling? In today’s market it’s not much of an issue, since most properties are selling fairly fast. But in days gone by, and no doubt, at some point in the future, the market will turn and some homes will take longer to sell. We’ve put together 7 reasons to answer the question, “what are the reasons why my house may not be selling?” What are some of the most common reasons why a house sits on the market?

Why my house may not be selling

  1. Rooms are full of junk. De-cluttering is one of the most important things you can do. Since you’re moving anyway, pack up the stuff you don’t use, don’t need, or that’s just sitting around waiting for someone to deal with and store the boxes in the basement or garage where they’re out of the way.
  2. The yard is overgrown. Prune the trees, trim the shrubs, clean up the flower beds, and cut the grass. It won’t take long, and it will greatly improve the curb appeal of the home. First impressions DO make a difference so you want the first thing people see to be your well-kept yard.
  3. It has an old kitchen or bathrooms. We’ve all heard countless times that bathrooms and kitchens sell homes. Even if you don’t have money to completely renovate, there are things you can do to improve these rooms. Paint them with a fresh new, neutral color or remove that old wallpaper. Depending on the age of the home, maybe install a new toilet, or add new fixtures like towel bars, toilet paper holder, lighting or faucets.
  4. Bad or unfinished DIY projects. Chipped paint, exposed wires and holes in walls can all deter people from buying your home. Unfinished jobs make the home appear beat up or not well maintained and no one really wants to come in behind you to clean up your mess.
  5. Bad smells from things like pets, dampness, cigarettes or even cooking. Air the place out and make sure you try to minimize bad odors as much as possible.
  6. Wet patches or stains on ceilings or walls. This implies leak issues (fixed or not), and people don’t want to have to deal with finding and fixing leaks when they purchase a home. If you have stains from old leaks that have been repaired, then paint the area so it’s clean and fresh.
  7. The home is untidy or dirty. Once your house is on the market, think of it as the neighborhood “show home”. Keep it clean, keep it tidy and people will know you’re an owner who cares about the home and has looked after it well.

There are seven great ways to answer, “What are the reasons why my house may not be selling?”

If you’re not sure where to start, ask your real estate agent. At RE/MAX of Nanaimo, our agents are experienced in helping people display their homes in the best possible light. Call us today at (250) 751-1223 and we’ll get started!