You are buying your first home, or find yourself selling and moving to a new city. Who do you call? There are many options out there for finding a Real Estate Agent and we have some thoughts on how you can find the right agent for you. The person that will guide you through your real estate journey (cause we all know that it can sometimes be a bumpy ride) will answer your questions and concerns and even help you with things that you didn’t even think of. Does this person exist? We think so, here’s what you need to look for.
Someone Who Communicates With You
How do you like to stay in touch with people? What is the easiest way to reach you? A quick message, email, phone call? A good agent will want to contact you by the best means possible and will let you know how you can reach them. An agent that works with a team, might even have someone that you can call, if they are not available. Buying or selling a home is a very time sensitive process and being able to communicate easily and quickly with your agent is key.
Someone Who Listens To You
We have all been there, someone who talks over us or doesn’t listen, and it can be very frustrating. You are looking for an agent that listens to your wants and needs, answers any questions or concerns you have and always keeps you in the loop. It is easy to tell if someone has your best interest at heart, and they take the time to understand what you need.
Someone With Integrity
Having a Real Estate License is only part of the credibility that you want to look for in a real estate agent. You want to find someone that you can trust to give you all the information that you need to make the best decision for you. They will be clear about the facts, present you with options and guide you in your decision.
Another good sign is an agent that has good relationships with other service providers that can help you in your real estate experience. A mortgage broker, Lawyer, or home inspector are just some of the other services that you will need when you buy or sell a home, and when your agent has good relationships with these people, that is good news for you!
Someone Who Is Prepared
When you decide to buy or sell your home, there are so many things that you will need to do to get ready! The same is true for your agent. The best agents are prepared to help you. They are knowledgeable about the housing market in your area, they use the tools that they have at their disposal, and will be up-to-date on the latest trends in the market. They have done their homework!
Someone You Connect With
Last, but not least… Much like dating, you should find someone that you hit it off with, that you feel you can be open and honest with and that you trust that they will be there for you when you need them!
Did you know that the average person moves every seven years? You may move for work, school, upgrading, or downsizing your home and your relationship with a real estate agent might last you for years! A good agent wants to stay connected with you and be there when you need them. It’s what they love to do! Find someone that you like and trust and you will have an agent on your side for LIFE!