When a real estate agent reaches out to you to help you find a house to buy, or to sell your home, I recommend following them on social media to get the most up-to-date information and to get to know them.
- Sneak peeks at upcoming houses for sale
- Tips on choosing a mortgage lender
- Down payment assistance tips
- Photos of remodeled rooms
- Housing market updates
- Agent lifestyle photos
Real estate agents tend to post the latest information on social media. Get a sneak peek of a house that hasn’t been listed yet, learn strategies for down payment assistance, ask questions without having to call or text, get inside secrets to choosing a mortgage lender, home inspector, appraiser, etc.
Agents also post about their personal lives on social media, allowing you to get to know them better. Imagine learning that your agent has kids similar in age to yours, attends the same high school theater performance as you, or eats at one of your favorite restaurants. Having things in common with your real estate agent makes the relationship feel more friendly and trusting.
If you’re moving to a new city, DM your agent on social media to learn more about the area. Your agent
will often have information about the city that you would never find on a “Welcome to _____” website. Get information about the best place to go for breakfast, shortcuts to the football stadium, discounts on furnishings, etc. It’s like having your own tour guide pointing out the city’s hidden secrets.
Real estate agents stay current on changing mortgage rates, homes for sale, the average sales price of recently sold homes, etc. Many post these topics on social media. Set up notifications on social media, so you don’t miss any posts from your agent. Don’t hesitate to DM your agent on your favorite social media channel to get the most up-to-date housing information.