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5 Quick Tips for Finding the Best Realtor for YOU

Buying or selling a house is likely to be the biggest financial transaction in most people’s lives.

It is a pretty big deal. The scary part is that the Realtor you choose to work with can have a huge

impact on how well the whole process goes. This is why some people think that doing it

themselves is the answer – because you can definitely trust yourself right? The problem is,

multiple independent studies have shown that homeowners or buyers who try to complete the

process without the help of a real estate professional on their side pay more money, and take

more time.

You know that you need the experience, objectivity, and knowledge that a Realtor has. But you

want to make sure that you pick the right one. Here are five quick tips for getting a Realtor that

will make your transaction easier, help you negotiate the best financial deal for you, and find

things with their trained eye that you might otherwise miss.

1) Know what you want

In order to know if the real estate agent you are considering has the right type of experience,

you need to know what you want. If you are looking at a particular neighborhood, it may help to

work with a Realtor that has experience in that area, or if you need a certain type of financing,

price range, etc.

It is also helpful to know what kind of help and experience you want. Personality matters and

finding someone that you connect with. You will be spending a lot of time together. Make a list

of your must haves in a house and the skills you need in your real estate agent.

2) Ask the right questions

A big part of finding that right fit once you know what you want, is to ask lots of questions, and to

ask the right questions. What type of experience does this agent have, do they have any areas

of specialty, and what makes them the best agent for you?

How many other listings do they have? Will they have the time to give you that you need? And

what do they see as their role in the process? These are all good questions to ask in an

informational interview.

3) Schedule multiple interviews

Don’t feel like you have to hire the first real estate agent that you speak with. It is okay to

schedule a couple of interviews with different agents to find someone that is right for you.

When you are first looking for a house, ask for referrals from friends, visit social media and

websites, and then call the real estate agents that you want to get to know better.

4) Find a Realtor before looking at houses

Which brings us to an important point – don’t just call the listing agent for a house you like! If the

agent is already the listing agent then they are there to first and foremost represent the needs of

the seller. Also, if you decide you really like the house, they may be entitled to a commission

even if you choose another representative later.

Do your homework, schedule a couple interviews, and find the perfect person to help you

through every step of the process.

5) Ask for references

Don’t forget to ask for references. If you find your Realtor through a referral from a friend or

family member, even better! If you are nervous about calling a stranger another good thing to do

is to visit their Facebook page or other social media and see what people are saying there.

Do You Need Real Estate Help?

We would love for you to consider one of our agents to work with you. We have a wide variety of

personalities, experiences, and skills within our group, and welcome the chance to prove to you

that we can be your biggest asset. Give us a call today to set up an interview!

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