Whether you are selling your own home, buying a new home or investment property, finding, and selecting a realtor can be difficult. With all of the complexities of buying and selling, having an expert represent you, that is both knowledgeable and trustworthy is key. But where do you start?
Read on for a few tips regarding what to look for in a real estate agent.
If you’re selling your home, the agent you choose to represent you and your property should be knowledgeable about your area and market. A great agent should be aware of nearby homes that have sold, as well as any homes currently on the market. Other homes in your area can be considered competition and may influence the selling timeframe, demand and value of your home. For this reason, selecting a local agent can go a long way to getting the most value out of your home sale.
Your agent should be responsive and accessible—this is a non-negotiable. Good agents will make themselves available for you and won’t leave you hanging. They understand the different stresses that arise when selling your home, and should be available to help you put you at ease. When there’s a development in your transaction, or when you need a quick response, your agent (or someone on their team) should be easily reachable. The ideal agent knows how important your real estate transaction is, and will always make your needs a priority.
Understanding and Anticipating
There should be open and honest communication between you and your agent. Your agent must provide you a detailed picture of the market locally and the surrounding areas, and also listen to understand your specific needs. If you’re buying, they should be able to locate homes in your chosen area while taking into account schools and transportation, neighborhood demographics, your style and more. Oftentimes, a good agent will be able to listen to your needs, and present you with options that you may not have thought of as well.
While this is not an exhaustive list of things to look for in an agent when buying or selling property, it’s a great place to start. Taking the time to find a knowledgeable, responsive agent will go a long way to making sure you get the best service (and even a better deal!).
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