Why is my Buyer’s Agent So Pushy?
No one likes a pushy salesman! It’s even worse when you are buying a big-ticket item. You want to take your time and make sure you are making the right decision. Consider how many “buy your new car 100% online” options there are these days. No one wants to walk onto a car lot. It’s just annoying.
Buying a house is typically the largest purchase one makes in a lifetime. Now you feel like your own agent is pushing you to make a decision. It may feel stressful, but a good buyer’s agent is pushing you for your own good, while protecting your interests along the way.
The fact is that the real estate market moves very quickly, and the right homes sell fast. If you approach buying real estate in a leisurely manner, you will lose out on great opportunities. Your “pushy” agent is trying to put you in the best position to capitalize on these opportunities when they appear:
· They push you to get a pre-approval.
· They push you to see new listings quickly.
· They push you to write an offer if you like a home.
You don’t want to miss out on a great house. Your agent will craft the offer and subsequent agreement to include plenty of contingencies that will allow you to cancel the transaction if you need/want to, but you need to make quick decisions to make sure you have that option.
Your “pushy” agent is there to help you move through the process, correctly. At times, this also means quickly. Your pushy agent is really just trying to help you!