Once you close, your real estate agent takes on many different roles.
Your real estate agent will help you coordinate your move, your closing for new property or continue your new home search. Regardless, your agent is your first stop to all things real estate.
In most real estate transactions if there is a sell then there is a buy. So if you are selling your home, most likely, your real estate agent will be working with you on the buying side of your next transaction. The coordination of one deal to another takes some multitasking ninja work to make all the ducks work out as smooth. In a perfect world, you will close your home, and your real estate agent and you will go to the next closing, maybe in the same building, taking the proceeds from your sell and applying them to the purchase of a new home.
A veteran agent will always be able to work both sides of the transaction. Typically, newer agents focus primarily on buyers, and as they gain experience they move to listing and buying. If it’s not perfect there will be an endless number of scenarios your real estate agent and you will work through. It may be as simple as waiting for the clear to close on the next property or your real estate agent working, tirelessly, to find you the next home. It’s possible you are moving out of state. in which case, your real estate agent will call on their many resources to help coordinate your move. Estate settlement, upgrades, downsizing, investments, the list is endless. Regardless, remember your real estate agent is there even after closing, and if they are not, they are the wrong agent for you.