Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent
Buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your life. With so many real estate agents to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? Often people rely on friends and family for recommendations, and that is a great place to start. However; you need to do your own research to make sure you’ve chosen well.
Let’s discuss the top tips to help you choose the right real estate agent:
Choose the Person, Not the Experience
While experience is a great asset, you will be spending a lot of time with your real estate agent. Be sure to choose someone you can relate to, who has your best interests in mind. You want an agent you can trust and who will listen to what you want and provide solutions that benefit YOU. It is best to meet with at least three agents before making that final decision.
Do They Know the Local Real Estate Market?
A good agent will be informed about your local market. Whether you are buying or selling, they should be an expert on the neighbourhoods in which you are interested. They should also be able to recommend with confidence the best price to buy or sell within those neighbourhoods.
Communication is Key
Make sure you choose an agent who’s schedule works for you. Some agents only work part-time, which may limit the hours they have available to their clients. Make sure the agent you choose can provide you the time and flexibility you need.
Your agent should also answer their calls, texts and emails promptly. Time is an important factor when it comes to real estate, and you don’t want to miss an opportunities because your agent didn’t get back to you (or the other side) on time. Not only do they need to respond to you, but the other professionals involved in the process (such as home inspectors, attorneys, mortgage consultants, etc).
The Marketing Plan
Make sure your agent has a solid strategy for selling your home. There are many ways to get your listing in front of potential buyers, but do you know what strategies your agent will use? Ask!
Will they provide professional photography, videography or staging services? Will they be printing fliers, using social media or another method? It is best to discuss the strategy in advance so you know you are receiving the best possible listing.
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