Finding an agent to work with can be a daunting experience. After all, you must trust them to work hard for you and put your interests first. If you don't already have a Realtor you are comfortable with, its a good idea to interview a few to find the best fit. While interviewing, here are some important qualities to look for.
Buying or selling a home can be a confusing process, which is why you want to hire a Realtor who has seen it all. When meeting with agents, ask whether they can provide client referrals and testimonials. Another great way to gauge the experience of a Realtor is by reading client reviews. Did this Realtor streamline the process for their clients or cause unnecessary complications?
Knowledge of the Market
It is important that your agent is knowledgeable about the area you are buying or selling in. If you are looking to buy a home, your Realtor should be able to advise you on the different neighborhoods of the area and give you insider knowledge to make sure you are living in a community perfect for your unique needs. If you are selling your home, a knowledgeable Realtor should know who the target audience of your home is and the best price to list it at given the current market conditions. Either way, make sure to ask your agent how long they have lived in the area.
You don't want to be left in the dark about your own home search or listing, so make sure that your Realtor will keep you updated at every step. Ask agents how they will communicate to make sure you are in the loop. If you are selling your home, your Realtor should advise you on any updates your home may need, pass along feedback from showings on the property, and touch base weekly to discuss the status and strategy. Likewise, if you are looking to buy your agent should send you properties to view based on your needs and update your search based on what you like and don't like. Most importantly, your Realtor should be communicating with you throughout the negotiation process to make sure they are representing your wants and needs whether you are buying or selling a home.
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