Trying to start the process on finding the right real estate agent? We can help. There are plenty of ways to find strong real estate agents who can help you buy or sell a home. An effective real estate agent will have many skills that should make you want to work with them.
- Strong communicator
- Industry knowledge
- Very positive online reviews
- Sets reasonable expectations
- Relatively local
- Full time real estate agent
- Experienced & Licensed
Many mortgage lenders have real estate agents who fit all of these criteria and can set you up with a real estate agent who will make working with you and us even easier. Contact us today to get started. Heres a quick video that explains some key features to look for in a realtor.
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Nobody wants to be working with someone who is helping facilitate the biggest purchase of your life who won’t respond to your emails. You want a real estate agent who keeps you in the loop, and is able to keep other parties in the transaction happy too. Not to mention they are doing all the negotiation on your behalf, making communication paramount.
A real estate agent who is knowledgeable about the industry and the local market is crucial. Have an agent who is able to recognize properties that you are interested in can save you from a lot of headaches. A real estate agent who is knowledgeable on the process won’t encounter as many surprises and will have a more established review history.
Very Positive Online Reviews
Always check Zillow©, Realtor.com and other sites that offer feedback on real estate agent. These reviews must be very high as most people don’t post negative reviews, so if there is one or two then it means they were very dissatisfied with the process.
Sets Reasonable Expectations
An agent who tries to up-sell you to buy properties that you know you cannot afford is a huge red flag. This is a shady way of trying to earn more commission but it also shows that they do not have your best interest in mind. This is why it’s helpful to have contact with other people in the process such as a mortgage lender who can tell you what might be out of your price range and educate you on potential options.
An agent who lives nearby will be more knowledgeable about local properties, simple as that. If the property looks amazing and you can’t find out whats wrong with it. For instance a local real estate agent might let you know about the train tracks not too far away.
Full Time Real Estate Agent
Your future agent should be acting in your best interest, and your best interest should be a full time occupation. Part time agents usually have other work and aren’t available as much as a full time agent. If anything comes up in the home buying process you need to be able to reach your agent.
Experienced & Licensed
Needless to say someone who’s been through the process 100 times before is going to be able to prevent most headaches before they happen which insures a stress free & efficient process. Experience is key because it shows that the agent is proficient at what they do. Lastly, agents must be licensed by the state and have no state complaints on their license. Your lender will tell you whether or not an agent is licensed and they should look it up for you.
Before you even start looking at homes you need to get pre-qualified by a mortgage lender.
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