95% of Landed homebuyers in 2020 said they would recommend their Landed partner agent to a family member or friend.
When it comes to buying a home, one of the most important decisions you will make is selecting the real estate agent who will represent you for what is likely the largest purchase you will make in your life. In some cases, it might be tempting to work with a family member or friend who is a realtor. But working with a family member or friend can have significant downsides you’ll want to consider. With that in mind, here are three important reasons why you should work with an agent who is part of our Landed agent network.
1. You want an agent who will explain the homebuying process
At Landed, we are curating a growing network of professional agents who love walking homebuyers through every step of the homebuying process. Annie Vasishta, a Landed team member who also bought a home through us — read her story here — explains the rationale behind her decision to work with Landed partner agent, Edward Ong, instead of family members who are real estate agents: “I knew Edward would be realistic and support me in understanding all of the things along my homebuying journey — however big or small — in a way my family members would not.” When it came to ensuring properties were free of major safety issues or potential future marketability concerns, “Unlike my family members, he was able to talk to me about the greater market trends in a rational way - with data, proof points, and historical trends. My family just wanted me to trust them throughout the process,” Annie said.
2. You want a vetted, effective agent
While an agent who explains the process is essential to ensuring you feel knowledgeable and empowered in your homebuying process, you also need an agent who can get your offer accepted. This is another area where you can count on our partner agents: In the first 90 days of working with a buyer, Landed partner agents get their homebuyers’ offers accepted at a rate of almost 10% higher than their out-of-network counterparts.
3. You want an agent that knows how the Landed program works
The real estate agents that partner with Landed are fully trained on our down payment program and understand the unique needs and considerations that those using Landed have. And if they don’t know the answer to your question, we are always here for them — and you — so you can get the answers you need quickly.
While it’s tempting to work with a close family member or friend in your real estate transaction, they might not be the best match for you. Be sure that you really evaluate your needs so you can ensure that you have a supportive and effective team in place to help you make homeownership a reality.