Getting a good realtor or real estate agent, as it is often known, is one of the crucial steps to be successful in your real estate sale. Likewise, it is crucial for the purchase as it will help you acquire the home that you really want and need.
Here are some tips for finding a good real estate agent.
- Experience as a real estate agent
Make sure the real estate agent has closed many sales and worked in the business for a few years. The more sales you have, the more experience you’ll have.
- Verify the certification of the agents
Hire a professional who has the appropriate certificates. Confirm that the agent has a real estate license from the National Association of Realtors for the state in which you live.
Try to get in touch with a real estate agent with whom a friend or relative has done business. An agent who has previously produced positive results.
If you do not have a friend or family member who knows a real estate agent, ask the agent for a list of references. The agent must provide you with names, addresses, and telephone numbers of customers whose homes have sold or assisted in the purchase of a property recently.
- To dedicate time to you
An ambitious and hardworking agent is a good agent. Be careful as they are sometimes too busy. If it happens to an “assistant”, switch to another agent who will give you their time.
Also, investigate what kind of properties you specialize in. Some agencies focus on exclusive properties of a certain type or price range. Find a professional who has experience with the type of home you are interested in buying or selling.
- Do not choose the first one
It is better to have several options and not go with the first agent you find on the street. Choose at least three candidates, learn about their experiences, professional background, style and market knowledge. An efficient real estate agent must have a professional behavior: be interested in their needs, respond to their telephone calls and emails, be organized and communicate clearly. Take your time until you get the agent to gain your trust and help you to successfully complete the best purchase or sale of a property.