Finding a real estate agent who will give time to listen and understand all your needs and help you to make it a successful experience; is a big decision. The world is full of real estate agents and it is not easy to find a smart, efficient, focused, versatile and willing agent who can get you the best deal for you property.
First of all, you have to find out the agents who are handling home deals in your locality. Get feedback about them from friends and relatives and also read their online reviews. Meet and ask question from these agents or interview at least 4 or 5 agents before you take any decision. In this blog, we are giving some helpful tips for selecting a Real Estate Agent.
Talk with recent Clients – Ask your agent to provide a contact list of clients and what they have sold in past years or recently. You can also ask from them if anyone had a bad experience or was disappointed. Do contact few such clients and know their experience.
Market Research – A broker should be able to speak about their market with clients. They should know about schools, transport facilities, hospitals, sports and list of potential buyers or sellers in your area. If they are not able to give you educated and thoughtful answers, then you need to keep looking for another knowledgeable agent.
Browse Current Listings – Check out home listings of your area online and look how closely these match with the type of home you want to sell or buy.
Online Reviews & Licensing: – Research how long the agents that you have shortlisted have been working and how popular they are in the real estate market. You can also search for various complaints about these agents. You can also review their (agents) online presence through yelp and other websites. Your agents name should be mentioned on the website among the licensed agents in the area. Agents having some awards or commendations will be a plus point.
These are some useful tips for selecting a good real estate agent. Hope you found this blog informative and helpful. We will love to have your feedback and suggestions.