When Can I Expect Updates from a Real Estate Agent?


Clients often wonder about the frequency and timing of updates from their Real Estate Agents. You can expect updates from your agent during initial consultation or during property search and listing. By doing so, they provide negotiation and contract signing guidance, and escrow management and post-closing support.


4 MAIN factors that clients can follow throughout the process with a Real Estate Agent are outlined below:

  1. Setting Expectations During Initial Consultation
  2. Updates During Property Search and Listing
  3. Negotiation and Contract Signing Guidance
  4. Escrow Management and Post-Closing Support


1. Setting Expectations During Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, clients and Real Estate Agents establish communication norms.

Agents do various tasks such as:

  1. Clarifying preferred communication methods, such as phone calls, emails, or in-person meetings, to ensure effective and convenient communication channels
  2. Discussing the agent’s availability and response times to address any urgent inquiries or concerns that may happen during the real estate process
  3. Establishing a clear understanding of the client’s goals, priorities, and expectations to tailor the communication approach and service delivery accordingly.


2. Updates During Property Search and Listing

Throughout the property search or listing process, clients receive regular updates from their Real Estate Agents.

Agents maintain consistent communication to:

  1. Provide timely feedback on property viewings, including insights into the suitability of properties based on client preferences and requirements
  2. Communicate any changes in market conditions or property availability that may impact the client’s search criteria or listing strategy
  3. Offer guidance on pricing adjustments or marketing strategies based on market feedback and client preferences to optimize the property search or listing process.


3. Negotiation and Contract Signing Guidance

During offer negotiation, Real Estate Agents provide timely updates to ensure thorough review and execution.

Agents guide clients by:

  1. Regular updates on negotiation progress, including discussions with the other party, counteroffers, and any changes in terms or conditions
  2. Providing clarification on contract terms and obligations to ensure clients fully understand their rights and responsibilities before signing
  3. Offering expert advice on negotiation strategies and potential admissions to achieve favorable outcomes for clients while maintaining their best interests.


4. Escrow Management and Post-Closing Support

Real Estate Agents coordinate inspections, appraisals, and repairs, keeping clients informed of deadlines and requirements.

In post-closing, agents:

  1. Facilitate communication between all parties involved in the transaction, including lenders, inspectors, and attorneys, to ensure a smooth escrow process
  2. Provide regular updates on escrow progress, including any required documentation, inspections, or appraisals, to keep clients informed of the transaction’s status
  3. Offering ongoing support and assistance after closing, including recommendations for local service providers and addressing any post-closing concerns or inquiries that may arise.



By understanding the expected communication flow with their Real Estate Agents, clients can navigate the real estate process confidently. Effective communication, from initial consultation to post-closing support, ensures a positive and successful transaction experience. Clients can trust their agents to keep them informed and supported at every step of the journey.