7 Things To Consider When Choosing A Realtor

 

With so many individuals getting their real estate license, it can be difficult to know if you have found yourself a good real estate agent. Many real estate agents get their license and find themselves on their own in a brokerage with no training to figure out the real estate game. Do you want to be the practice run for that real estate agent representing you? In this article, you will find some tips on how to choose the right real estate agent for you for both buying and selling. Read on if you are interested in some tips to finding the best real estate agent for you.

7 Things To Consider When Choosing A Realtor

FIND A LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT

Who would know the area you are looking to buy or sell in better than a local real estate agent? It's definitely not the agent in the next County.

However, in our area I see far too many signs in seller's yards with real estate agents from the two counties surrounding Box Elder County. In many cases the agents are over an hour away. Why so far away? Most likely it's because the seller is looking to get a 'discount' on the real estate commission. So they find a discount broker. However, that discount agent is doing far less to get your home sold. There is no discount when your home sits on the market getting stale. Buyers are going to offer less when your property has sat on the market too long.

As a buyer, you will want to have a local real estate agent just for the mere fact that the local real estate agent will know the way to the homes in the area. A local real estate agent are also helping other buyers in the area, and in many cases have already seen the home that you are interested in. They will be able to give you insight on the condition of the property before you step foot inside. 

What are the benefits to having a local agent?

  • They know the area and the real estate market giving you insight on what a home would be worth in today's market.

  • They are able to inform you of the surroundings of the home you are looking to buy or sell.

  • They work with the other local real estate agents, which means that they communicate about the homes in the area. They communicate about what their buyers are looking for and what homes are going to be coming up on the market. This helps to match up buyers and sellers quickly.

  • A local real estate agent is easier to meet up with to discuss your real estate needs.

FIND AN AGENT WITH A GOOD REPUTATION

Research real estate agents in the area you are looking to buy or sell in. A google search is a great way to start. It will show you the local real estate agencies on google maps. You can check the reviews this way as well. You may also want to confide in your friends and family to see if they have had a good experience with a local real estate agent. But, I would still get online and check out that agent to form your own opinion. It's even more important to research real estate agents if you are a first-time home buyer. You need to be able to trust your agent with your first biggest investment.

What are the benefits of having a real estate agent with a good reputation?

  • You will know they will have your best interest throughout the entire buying or selling process.

  • They aren't out for just the commission check. Agents with a good reputation care about their career; therefore, they will do what they can to ensure a good experience for you.

FIND A REAL ESTATE AGENT THAT IS ACTIVE ONLINE

Find an agent that is active online

Research shows that 90% of home buyers start their search online. Therefore, your real estate agent should be online as well. A real estate agent that is interested in being found will be on multiple social media sites like linkedin, pinterest, google+, twitter, and facebook. They will have a website. They will also have taken the time to 'claim' their name on the large real estate sites like realtor.com, zillow, and trulia. If you find the agent hasn't claimed their names, then that may also mean they aren't going to expose your real estate listing to the max.

What are the benefits of having a real estate agent active online?

  • They will have exposure to more buyers and sellers to help match you with the right property. Remember 90% of home buyers start their search online. 
  • An online real estate agent will expose your home to more home buyers. This means higher visibility, and a quicker sale.

 

FIND A REAL ESTATE AGENT WITH THEIR OWN WEBSITE

Having a real estate website is important. It allows a real estate agent to be the online go-to resource for both buyers and sellers. It also means that the real estate agent is serious about their career as you have to pay to run a website. They want to be a resource for the home buyers and sellers. Please note that not all Realtors® websites are created equal. Be sure that the real estate agent you are researching has a website fit for both home buyers and sellers. Also check to see if the real estate agent blogs regularly about helpful real estate topics, and market statistics. It takes time to come up with original blog content and research the market statistics. A lazy real estate agent would not take the time to do all these great things.

What are the benefits of a real estate agent having their own websites?

  • The agent is looking to stand above the rest, and that is a good thing.

  • The agents website is a place you can get to know them.

  • You can do your own research on which properties you are interested in.

  • The real estate agent can share your listing from their website where an interested buyer will have direct contact to the agent.

FIND A REAL ESTATE AGENT THAT IS AVAILABLE TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE

In today's world life is super busy, and it's hard to coordinate times with a crazy schedule. Be sure to find an agent that is flexible and willing to meet with you day, night, or weekends depending on your schedule. Real estate agents don't work a 9-5 schedule. One of the reasons most real estate agents got into the business is for the flexibility. The phone rings (or dings with text messaging) day and night and even weekends. 

Your real estate agent should be flexible; however, you should still be considerate to their time as well. They still have a life.

What are the benefits of working with a flexible real estate agent?

  • You won't have to take off work to begin the journey of home buying or selling.

  • If you have a question, or need assistance, a flexible agent will be able to get back to you in a timely manner. No waiting until the 'office' opens.

FIND AN AGENT WITH GREAT COMMUNICATION

Your real estate agent should have great communication skills. Whether it be via in person, over the phone, text, or email your real estate agent should be willing to stay in contact with you the way you want to be contacted. These days most real estate agents have a smart phone, which makes it super easy to stay in touch even via email. Go ahead and give this a try. Send an email to the top three agents you have in mind. Then see how long it takes to get a response, and how well they respond. This will give you a feel for the agent before you even speak with them.

What are the benefits of a real estate agent with great communication?

  • You will always know what is going on in the buying or selling process.

  • Your questions will be answered in a timely manner.

  • The agent will keep in touch with you and be honest with you at all times.

 

Designations & CertificationsDESIGNATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS ARE A PLUS

There are many real estate agents that do the absolute minimum to stay a real estate agent. You might call the lazy listing agent a post and pray Realtor®. If your real estate agent is serious about their career, they will do what they can to further their education and expertise by obtaining one or more designations or certifications. There are many classes that the real estate agent can take to improve their skills. These designations and certifications that can be obtained are to improve the agents expertise in areas of the internet, short sales and foreclosures, buyer representation, seller representation, and many more.

What are the benefits of using a Realtor® with designations?

  • The real estate agent will be more knowledgeable.

  • You will know that they take their career seriously.

  • You will be working with a great agent.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope that I have given you some things to think about before you run out and talk to the first agent that you see. Buying and selling a home are both very big moves, and you want to make sure that you have a top real estate agent in your corner. I have written this to go for both buying and selling. In the future I will write separate articles on how the find the best agent for buying a home and for selling a home. Feel free to share your thoughts and remember to subscribe to our blog below to continue to get tips and news about all things real estate.

 

Additional Resources:

10 Things to Expect From Your Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home via Kyle Hiscock

How to Interview a Realtor via Bill Gassett

Finding the Best Realtors: Who Else Want to Find the Best Real Estate Agent? via Jeff Knox

3 Sacrifices People Make When Hiring a Realtor Out of Obligation to a Friend or Family Member via Andrew Fortune

The above article 7 Things To Consider When Choosing A Realtor® was provided by Angela Duong. Angela can be reached ataduong2281@gmail.com or by phone at 435-225-5200. With over 10+ years experience, if you're thinking of selling or buying, I would love to share my marketing knowledge and expertise.

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Hi there! I'm Angela Duong, a REALTOR® in Northern Utah with Coldwell Banker Tugaw Realtors. I am the owner of this website MADHomesUtah.com and I enjoy helping home buyers and home sellers through the process of buying and selling real estate. I have a passion for technology, marketing, helping people,  and creating informational content on this website. Please feel free to comment below, or share this article socially. 

 

 
 

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Nathan Johnson wrote: Thanks for going over considerations when choosing a real estate agent. My wife and I will start our house search here in the next few weeks so we need to find a good realtor quickly. I like your idea to find a professional who has their own website and has a strong online presence. I can see why having a realtor who understands the internet would be a must in today's market. Thanks for the ideas!
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Justin Knox wrote: Thanks for the help. I am getting my home ready to sell and am looking for a realtor. I had not thought about the importance of the agent having a website, but that makes sense. Is that one of the most likely ways that someone will see my house?
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April Cook wrote: I really like your tip to find a real estate agent who has their own website. I agree that it is also important to make sure that it is a high quality website that is easy to use. If it is easy for you to use and find then it will be easy for other buyers who are interested in your home to find the information they need. Thanks for sharing this!
Kendall Everett wrote: Finding an agent that works well with your schedule is a great suggestion. Having an agent that is flexible is great if you are working full time like you mentioned. Asking them what their preferred method of communication is would also be helpful.
Kenneth Gladman wrote: It is surprising how many real estate agents don't have their own websites. I think it shows professionalism when they have their own websites. You can be confident they have experience and are serious about their job.
Braden Bills wrote: I've been trying to find a way to get a good realtor. I didn't even think about making sure that their schedule fit mine! I wouldn't want to set my mind on one only to find out that there isn't any good time to contact them.
Kendall Ryder wrote: It would be smart to find a local agent. That way, you know they are more familiar with the area. They can hopefully find homes that are interesting to you that are in your vicinity. Then you don't have to worry about them not being able to find a home, since they wouldn't know the area.
Patricia Anderson wrote: Thank you for this post and stating options to consider when choosing a real estate agent. I will keep this in mind as my husband and I try and sell our house.
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Marie Watson wrote: Angela, thanks for recommending some things to consider when looking for a realtor. I like that you suggest picking someone local since they will most likely know the market really well. You also make a good point about considering their reputation. I would want to make sure that someone who is successful and comes highly recommended is selling my home. Hopefully, I can find a real estate agent to meet all of those qualities and more when I get ready to move.
Rockford Johnson wrote: I learned a lot about the benefits of working with a real estate agent by reading this article. I like how you explained that a real estate agent can help buyers find what homes are on sale. I hope that this article can help me to know how to buy a home the next time we have to move.
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Kate Hansen wrote: Finding a real estate agent that has great communication skills would be really helpful to my husband and I. I don't want a real estate agent that is afraid to give it to us straight, even if the news isn't the best. So I imagine we would be a lot happier with one who knows how to communicate and does so often.
Erika wrote: I think there are great benefits to choosing a realtor that has their own website. Like you said, it shows they are looking to stand above the rest. I have come to know a lot about my realtors by reading what information they have on their website. Also if you have any questions, you can refer to their website instead of having to call them all the time.
Luke Yancey wrote: Thank you for the great tips in finding realtors. I think the best one was to check for their website or other online activity. From there you should be able to find reviews that tell you if the realtor is worth hiring. If they are worth it, check for the contact information. It should be listed there somewhere!
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Erika wrote: I never realized how important it is to find a real estate agent with an online presence. It makes sense that you would want to look for that though. When they have an online presence it is much easier to get to know them, like you mention, and research any questions that you might have.
Jade Brunet wrote: I am looking to know more about how to find a good realtor. It is good to know that real estate agents with websites are usually successful. This would also be beneficial to help a person learn more about the agent even before contacting them. Something else to consider would be to select someone who is familiar with the are in which you live to boost chances of selling your property in a faster manner.
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Erika wrote: I am currently searching for a real estate agent because my husband and I are wanting to move at the end of this year. I agree that finding a local real estate agent is the best option. Not only because they know the area well, but like you mention, they are also helping other buyers in the area, and can advise them to take a look at the home you are trying to sell. It can be like killing two birds with one stone!
Jasper Whiteside wrote: I heard the advice once to find a real estate agent who considers themselves to be a full time agent instead of part time. This makes them available more often because they have committed more of their time per week to selling houses. it would be harder to get in touch with them if you have to work around their other work schedule as well.
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Jalu Sakti wrote: I agree with what you said about how local agents know the prices of houses in that area, and they understand how the market works there, specifically. The cost of living is different in every part of the country, which means that house prices also vary, wherever you go. If that's the case, then you need someone who can help you know what the market is like in your area. My brother is currently looking for a realtor, so I will suggest to him to find one in the area he wants to move to.
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Jade Brunet wrote: Thank you for this information about what one should consider when it comes to choosing a realtor. It is good to know that a realtor should have their own website. This would grant them the chance to be easily accessible.
siaosi wrote: I agree that I need to find a real estate agent that can fit my schedule. I would like to be able to get some help finding someone that is local. This way we would not waste any time.
Rockford Johnson wrote: I learned a lot about choosing a realtor by reading this article. It was cool to learn that a real estate agent with good communication is one that you want to work with. I hope this article can help us to sell our home at a reasonable price in the future.
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Marie Watson wrote: Thanks for suggesting some things to consider when choosing a realtor. You make a great point about how a local realtor will be able to offer you a lot of insights into the real estate market. I would think that they can also help you find the best home to meet your needs. My husband and I are looking for a home, so I hope we can find a local realtor who can help us quickly find one.
Jade Brunet wrote: I appreciate this information about the things to consider when choosing a real estate agent. I like what was said about finding someone with a good reputation. Reading reviews would be a good way to go about the searching process. Something else to think about would be to find someone local who is familiar with the are in which they will be working.
Elsa Anderson wrote: I really like your tip about finding a real estate agent that is available to fit your schedule. I would imagine that real estate agents are very busy themselves, so you want to make sure your schedules align as much as possible so you can communicate effectively. I'm going to put my house on the market next month, so I'll have to keep this mind while I search for a real estate agent to help me!
Troy Blackburn wrote: I totally agree with what you said about how your real estate agent should have great communication skills. Like you said, whether it's in person, via text, or via email, your agent should be willing to stay in contact with you. I've heard that some realtors will keep their phone right on their hip so that they don't miss a single call or email. That's the kind of real estate agent that I would want working hard to sell my home! I'll have to keep an eye out for someone like that so I can get my home sold quick!
Leviticus Bennett wrote: I like your idea to find an agent with great communication. I think it's also a good idea to check an agent's listings online. That way you can see what an agent's online presence is like and how well they use online listing services.
olivia nelson wrote: I like your idea on taking a realtor's website into consideration. I would imagine that a good real estate agent has a professional and useful website for you. My sister is looking to buy a new home after her divorce so she'll have to find a realtor who has a quality website to help her out.
olivia nelson wrote: I agree that you would want a realtor who is able to fit into your schedule. I would imagine that if you have things like work and school it would be hard to find time to meet with a real estate agent. My husband and I both work so when we find a realtor to help us buy a home well have to find someone who can work in our schedule.
olivia nelson wrote: I agree that a good real estate agent demonstrates good communication. I would imagine that you would need to find someone who is fluent in whatever form of communication you like the most. My husband and I are looking for a realtor to help us sell our home so we'll have to be sure to find someone who is able to communicate clearly and quickly with us.
Rachel Lannister wrote: My favorite part of the blog was the part where you talked about how having local agent is great because they can inform you of the surrounding of the home you are looking to buy. A friend of my family is looking for a new home, and was wondering if she should get a real estate agent. She would love to live near a park, or an area she could take her dog to play, so having an agent that could inform her of things like that would be amazing. Thanks for the great blog.
olivia nelson wrote: I agree that the reputation of a real estate agent would probably come into play when you are choosing someone. It would seem that you would want to find someone who is properly licensed and who has plenty of happy past clients to be sure you are getting the best service. My husband and I are looking for a piece of property to build a home on so we'll have to find a realtor with a good reputation to help us out.
Braden Bills wrote: I want to make sure that I get the right property. It makes sense that getting a realtor would help with that! I'll be sure to get a professional who can communicate well. Communication is dire when you're doing business with someone!
olivia nelson wrote: I like your idea of checking if a realtor has a website first. It would seem that their website could tell you a lot about a real estate agent as well as whether you should hire them or not. I'm looking for a realtor to help buy a home so I'll have to find someone who has their own website.
Braden Bills wrote: I want to make sure that I get the right real estate agent. It makes sense that choosing someone local would be a good idea! That way I know that they have experience with the area.
EDcook Real Estate wrote: This is one of the most informative information I've read. It really helps a lot. Thanks for sharing this and teaching some of your Idea's!
Jade Brunet wrote: I am glad to know that one can get to know a real estate agent through their website. It would be good to do your own research before picking an agent. I have also heard that asking friends and family members for recommendations can be a way of finding great success with a realtor.
olivia nelson wrote: I think evaluating a realtor's communication skills is really important. It would make sense to find someone who is able to communicate problems when they arise quickly because this would help the home buying process. I'm looking for a realtor to help me buy a home so I'll have to find one with good communication skills.
olivia nelson wrote: I agree that you want to consider what a realtor puts on their own personal websites. It could make sense to inspect the site to find out about a realtor and how the work. My brother is looking to sell his home so he'll have to find a realtor who has their own website to work with.
Jade Brunet wrote: I am glad to know that real estate agents take their career seriously. It is also good to know that these agents are more knowledgeable and can help you in ways you would not even think about. Asking to see proof of licensing would be a good thing to do before hiring.
gloria durst wrote: My sister is looking for a new home after a divorce so I found your comments on communicating with your realtor really interesting. I agree that you need to find someone who is going to communicate quickly with you because this will keep you up to date. I'll have to recommend that my sister evaluates her realtor's communication skills before she chooses someone.
Ivy Baker wrote: I liked that you pointed out that you should find a real estate agent that know how to communicate well. I wouldn't want to be kept in the dark when it comes to buying a home. So, it would be really important for me to make sure that I and the realtor can communicate effectually before hiring them.
Kyle Winters wrote: I do like that you encourage finding an agent with great communication skills. After all, when you're trying to buy or sell a home, communication is a key feature. For example, the realtor might need to contact you as soon as the price for a home as gone down and, because of that, you need to keep an open line of communication with them.
Annika Larson wrote: My husband and I want to sell our home quickly, and we are hoping that the right realtor will be able to help with that. It's important that they are experienced and reliable. As you said, looking at an agent's website can be very telling, and it can be a great medium for interested buyers to contact the agent. Thanks for sharing!
Jade Brunet wrote: I agree with what was mentioned about how a realtor should have great communication skills. Finding if the agent prefers phone calls, in person meetings, or emails would be helpful. Another thing to do would be to speak with past clients to find out about asking and selling prices.
kyle wrote: This article has taught me a lot about realtors. It was interesting to learn that realtors know the area and where the best place is to buy a home. I hope this article can help us to know where to buy our next new home the next time we need to move.
Leviticus Bennett wrote: I like your tip to find a real estate agent with a website and a good online presence. To me, that doesn't only show that they are hardworking and serious about their work, but also that they stay up to date. Real estate changes frequently, so if an agent doesn't stay up to date with technology, how would you know that they're up to date with the market?
gloria durst wrote: Finding out about communication seems to be really important when you are choosing a realtor. I would imagine that you would want to find someone who is going to communicate any problems with you as they arise. My sister is looking for someone to help sell a piece of property so she'll have to find someone who communicates well to help her out.
gloria durst wrote: I like how you say that you want a real estate agent that can communicate. It would make sense to choose someone who communicates well because it would allow you to know if they will alert you to changes. I'm trying to sell my house after a divorce, so I'll have to find someone who communicates well.
gloria durst wrote: I like how you say that you would want to find a realtor who communicates well. It would make sense to find someone who communicates because it would show they are experienced and professional. My husband and I are trying to sell our home, so we'll have to find someone who communicates well to help us out.
gloria durst wrote: I agree that you would want to find a realtor with a good website. It would make sense to find someone who has a well-maintained website because it would show you their experience. My sister is looking for a realtor to help sell her home, so she'll have to check their website first.
Rachel Lannister wrote: Thank you for the tremendous blog. You mentioned in it that you should choose a realtor with a good reputation as this means that you have a realtor that will be by your side through the entire process of obtaining a home. This would be perfect for a first time home buyer, as they don't know the process and having someone there to guide them could help the process be a lot easier on them.
gloria durst wrote: I agree that a good realtor communicates well. It would make sense to hire someone with good communication skills because it shows that they are going to be able to communicate any changes in the process to you. My sister is looking for someone to help sell her home after her divorce, so she'll have to find someone who communicates well to do the job.
Jade Brunet wrote: My brother is looking to sell his house to find something a bit bigger to accommodate his needs. It is good to know that one should find a realtor with a good reputation. I appreciate what was said about how a good google search is a good way to start. I will be sure to share this information with my brother.
gloria durst wrote: I agree that checking a realtor's website would give you a lot of information about them. It would seem smart to find someone who has an informative website because this shows they have nothing to hide. My husband and I want to sell our home to move into a bigger one, so we'll have to find a realtor with their own website to help us list it.
Max Jones wrote: We've been looking for a real estate broker who can help us find a new home, and I think that asking the question you listed about how many clients they have helped would give us a good idea of how good they are. We would like to work with an experienced real estate broker to help us get our home, so that we can take advantage of their experience. I'm going to have to see what we can do to find a good real estate broker, and be sure to ask him some questions!
Kenneth Gladman wrote: As someone who is constantly working, I can imagine how nice a flexible agent would be so I like that you mentioned it. This can be really advantageous for single parents as well to have someone who can show the home while you may be gone. This is certainly something I will look for when selling.
gloria durst wrote: I agree that you would want to find a realtor who can communicate well with you. It would make sense to find someone who communicates well so you can stay up to date on the process. I'm looking to buy a home, so I'll have to find someone who communicates well to help me do it.
Jade Brunet wrote: My brother just graduated college and is eager to buy his first starter home. It is good to know that one should work with a real estate agent who has great communication skills. I like what was said about how the agent should be willing to stay in contact with you in the way you want to be contacted. I will share this information with my brother, thanks.
Jack Titchener wrote: Thanks for the agent guide! My wife and I are looking for a realtor to buy our first home so having a list like this is really helpful! Thanks again for the house tips!
Raisa Delima wrote: I can definitely see how it would be easier to meet up with a local real estate agent, so I'm glad you mentioned that. My sister seems pretty set on finding a big-name agent, but I think she should take a look at her local options to see what there is as well. I'll have to show her this blog so that she gets an idea of how to do that and what the benefits are. I just want her to have a good experience buying her first home, so I'm doing what I can to help.
Sariah Meagle wrote: I've been long wondering how a broker can assist me with my real estate needs. You mentioned in this article that home buyers usually start their search online so it's important that the realtor is active online. Thanks for the tip!
Gloria Durst wrote: I like how you say that you need a realtor with a good market knowledge. It makes sense to find someone with market experience because it would help you buy a house. My brother needs to buy a new home, so he'll have to find a realtor with good market knowledge.
Gloria Durst wrote: I like how you say that you would want to consider a realtor who knows the market. It would make sense to find someone who knows the market because they would help you out more. My brother is looking for a realtor, so he'll have to find one that is qualified and knows the market.
Tammie Houston wrote: I like your suggestion of finding a real estate agent that is flexible and can meet me regardless of the time. I plan on getting a new home for my growing family, that's why I need a real estate agent to help me. However, my job makes it difficult for me to make time for it during the day. I appreciate the article. I'll start looking into it ASAP.
Sharon Wilson Smith wrote: I absolutely agree that finding an agent with a great communication is one of the key factors of a good real estate agent. I am the kind of buyer who has a lot of questions and wanting to get answered immediately. If I were to choose a realtor, I'd go with someone who can find time to update me and answers my questions in time. Thanks for sharing your tips about choosing a real estate agent.
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Marina Wellis wrote: I like your suggestion of finding an agent who will be able to respond to my concerns, provide assistance, and answer my questions in a timely manner should I ever felt the need to ask for them. My husband and I are planning to purchase a new house because our family is growing. We know that we can't do everything by ourselves, so hiring a real estate agent was of utmost priority. Thank you for sharing. At least we have a few more ideas regarding what to consider.
Gloria Durst wrote: I agree that you need to consider the reputation of a realtor. It would be good to consider this because it would help you know if they are reliable. My sister is looking for a realtor, so she'll have to find one with a good reputation.
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Sharon Wilson Smith wrote: I couldn't agree more with what you said about how busy the lives of the people in today's world, so it's important to find a real estate agent that is willing to meet you anytime depending on your schedule. My husband and I are looking to buy a bigger house. Both of us are working, so it's crucial for us to find an agent that's flexible enough to accommodate us during our free time to buy a house. I will make sure to consider all your tips for finding the best realtor.
Samantha Hayer wrote: I like that you talked about how important it is to choose a real estate agent that can stay in contact with you the way you to want to be contacted so you can be updated in every stage of the buying process. My sister and I are looking to buy a house for our parents, and it's important for us to find a real estate agent that can regularly update us with the process. It also makes sense to hire a real estate agent with good communication skills to negotiate for you during the purchase. I will make sure to consider all your tips.
Raeger Wynchester wrote: It was nice how you said that working with a flexible real estate agent is beneficial because if ever I need assistance, I have a question, or verify a concern, they will be able to get back to me in a timely manner. I actually think that's a good idea because my job requires me to work long hours. Now that I plan on buying my own home because the old one will be used by my parents, it would really be nice if I received help from a good agent. Thanks a lot.
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Dennise Johansen wrote: I totally agree that it's important to do some research about the real estate agent that you're interested in to make sure that you can trust him with your big investment. My brother and I are looking to buy a new house for our parents, and it's important for us to find a good agent that can help us all throughout the buying process since this is our first time to buy a house. For me, doing a proper research can give you an assurance that you'll be hiring a trustworthy real estate agent. I will make sure to consider all your tips.
Jade Samson wrote: I like that you talked about how you can use google search in finding reputable local real estate agencies that you can hire. My husband and I are looking to buy a new house because our family is getting bigger. It's important for us to find the best real estate agency that can help us find the best home that will fit our needs and wants. We're also looking for an agency that has positive reviews which we can check through researching. I will make sure to consider all your tips.
Margarita Samson wrote: I like that you talked about how you can search online to check the reviews of the real estate agents that you're interested in so you can get an idea whether or not you should hire a particular real estate agent. My mother is looking to buy a house, and it's important for her to find a real estate agent that has a proven history of satisfied clients. This is to make sure that she will also be getting satisfactory service in buying a house. I will make sure to share your blog with her so she can consider all your tips for finding the best real estate agents.
jaque christo wrote: Thank you for the 7 things to consider when choosing a realtor. I definitely like the idea to find a local real estate agent. someone who is local will know the area, what's currently selling, and what is a great price for that area. They will also be able to tell you things like if the market in that area is going up or if it's the perfect time to buy and remodel.
Jade Samson wrote: The best part o your article for me is when you talked about how you can consider researching about the real estate agent that you're interested in to make sure that the agent has good reviews and a proven track record of satisfied clients. My mother is looking to buy a house, and she's looking to hire a real estate agent that can provide her an excellent service. It's essential for my mom that the real estate agent that she will hire can guide her efficiently in buying a house. For her, good reviews give her the confidence to trust the real estate agent that she will hire. I will make sure to share your blog with her.
Bobby Saint wrote: I like that you provided some things to consider when choosing the right realtor such as looking for one that has a good reputation. One way to find out is by searching for reviews and testimonials online. There may be a section there where you can read some of the feedback provided by past clients. Also, your friends and family may be able to recommend a local real estate agent whom they have probably worked with previously. If you receive mostly positive feedback, then chances are, the agent may indeed be someone reliable. If I were to look for one, I would make sure to keep this in mind. Thanks.
Bea Shenectady wrote: The best part of your article for me is when you talked about how you can use google search to find local real estate agencies and be able to read reviews about them. My parents are looking to buy a new house, and it's important for them to hire a real estate agent that has a proven track record of satisfied clients. This gives them the confidence that they can trust the real estate agent that they will hire. I will make sure to share your blog with them so they can consider all your tips for finding the best real estate agent.
Bobby Saint wrote: You made a good point when you said to find a real estate agent with a good reputation. One way to get one is by asking for references from friends and family. They may have hired the services of one before and were very satisfied with the work done. You can also check some reviews and testimonials online. This should give you an idea if the agent is indeed reliable. If I were to hire a real estate agent, I would make sure to take this into account. Thanks.
Bobby Saint wrote: I couldn't agree more when you mentioned looking for a real estate agent that has a good reputation as one of the things you need to consider. One way to find one is by searching online and checking for reviews and testimonials from previous clients. This should somehow give you an idea if the agent is indeed reliable and trustworthy. If I were to hire a real estate agent, I would make sure to take this into account. Thanks.
Bea Shenectady wrote: The best part of your article for me is when you talked about the importance of finding a real estate agent who can meet you based on your schedule. My husband and I are looking to buy a bigger house, and it's important for us to get a help of a real estate agent who can be more than willing to help us anytime of the day or night. This is because my husband and I are both busy at work. It can be beneficial for us to have someone who can accommodate us during our free time. I will make sure to consider all your tips for finding the best realtor.
Kiara Woodsland wrote: I totally agree how it can be difficult to coordinate times with a very busy schedule with your real estate agent, so flexibility is an important thing to consider. My son is looking to buy a new house as his first investment. He's busy at work and often don't have a free time during the day. It's important for him to hire a real estate agent that can meet him at any time that he can so he can get help in buying a house. I will make sure to share your blog with my son so he can get some tips.
Kiara Woodsland wrote: I like that you talked about how you can consider talking to your friends and family to check if they can recommend a real estate that they may have had a good experience with. My parents are interested to buy a house. It's important for them to only hire a real estate agent that they can trust for the entire process. It will make sense for them to ask around to get recommendations from the people they trust for a good realtor that they can hire. This is to make sure that they can be confident with who they will hire. I will go ahead and share your blog with them.
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Taylor Bishop wrote: Thanks for the article for picking a real estate agent. I'm glad you explained that you should find one that can coordinate their schedule with yours and are flexible. I can definitely see why this is important, especially if it can help make the entire process go by a lot quicker.
Latoya Anderson wrote: I like that you talked about how you can consider utilizing google search to read reviews about the real estate agents that you're considering to hire. My family is planning to move to a bigger house, so we're looking to buy a new house. We want to make sure that we will be able to get the help of a professional agent that has good reviews and has been recommended by other people to make sure that the entire transaction is going to be smooth and hassle-free. I will make sure to consider all your tips. Thanks!
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Tiffany Lock wrote: It's great that this article mentions choosing a local real estate agent since they'll know the way to the homes in the area. This would be useful to ensure they can help you find a house for sale that fits your requirements. A great way to find a local real estate agent would be to talk to people you know, such as friends and neighbors, and talk to them about the experience so that you can determine if you'll be able to get the services you need.
Latoya Anderson wrote: I like that you talked about how essential it is to hire a real estate agent that's flexible and more than willing to meet you on the time and day depending on your schedule. My husband and I are both busy working. It's important for us to make sure that the real estate agent that we will choose to help us in buying a house is willing to meet us anytime. It will be a great help for us to hire a professional that's flexible and will understand our needs. Thanks for sharing all your tips.
Bobby Saint wrote: I couldn't agree more when you mentioned hiring a real estate agent that has a good reputation. One way to look for one is by asking for references from people you know. Your friends and family may be able to recommend someone whom they have worked with in the past. Gather some feedback and ask them why they think this agent is credible and highly qualified for the job. If I were to look for real estate services, I would make sure to take this into account. Thanks.
Latoya Anderson wrote: I like that you suggested utilizing google search in order to search for a realtor that you can hire and be able to read reviews about them. This is a helpful tip for me because I'm looking for the most convenient way of finding a realtor because I can't ask around due to my busy schedule. Using an online search will surely help me to find a real estate agent with satisfied clients in the past. Thanks for sharing this.
Bobby Saint wrote: You made a good point when you said to find a real estate agent that has a good reputation. One way to look for one is by asking for references from friends and family. They may be able to recommend someone whom they have worked with in the past. Also, it's best to do a little bit of online research and see what former clients have to say about a particular agent. Their comments and feedback would give you an idea if the said agent is indeed reliable and trustworthy. If I were to look for a real estate agent, I would make sure to keep this in mind. Thanks.
Latoya Anderson wrote: The best part of your blog for me is when you suggested making sure that the real estate agent that you will hire is more than willing to meet you based on your free time to ensure that it will be easy for you to coordinate with them. This is something that I will surely remember because I'm planning to buy a house, and I want to find a real estate agent that can help me despite my busy schedule. Buying a house will surely be possible for me to complete if I can get help from a real estate agent that's available to meet me at any time. Thanks for sharing this.
Latoya Anderson wrote: The best part of your blog for me is when you talked about the importance of choosing a real estate agent that's more than willing to effectively communicate with you the way you want to be contacted. My sister is planning to buy a house this month. Since she's also a busy person but wants to remain updated with the buying process, it will surely be best for her to hire a real estate agent that can communicate with her by all means and respond to her concerns right away. Thanks for sharing this.
Scott Adams wrote: I like that you talked about choosing an agent with a flexible schedule because they can return calls quickly. I have been looking for someone to help me buy my first home. It would be nice to choose an agent with a flexible schedule because my personal schedule is always changing.
Ava Murphy wrote: It was really nice that you suggested choosing a real estate agent that has great communication style to make sure that you will be aware of what's going on in the buying or selling process. My husband and I are both working. Now that we're looking to buy a house, it's important for us to hire a real estate agent that will regularly update us via email or phone about the buying process so we will know what's going on. Thanks fpr sharing this.
Lillian Schaeffer wrote: Your point about finding a real estate agent that is flexible and willing to meet with you anytime you need really resonated with me. I've been extremely busy at work, so the free time I have is scarce and at really random times of the day. I'm looking into buying a house, so I'll have to find a real estate agent who can accommodate my hectic schedule.
Ivy Baker wrote: This is some really good information about real estate agencies. It is good to know that it would be smart to get a real estate agent that will be able to set up a good listing for you. I know that I wouldn't know how to do that myself.
James Anderson wrote: I totally agree that one should work with a real estate agent whose schedule fits theirs, as this makes it easier for them to get the assistance that they need in a timely manner and without delays. I usually work during the night, and I need somebody to help me in choosing a property even if my schedule is different from others. Knowing this, I will surely do business with an agent who can work with me in the late afternoons when it comes to choosing a property so that it will be easier for me to do this.
Ashley Maxwell wrote: Thanks for mentioning how a real estate agent should be useful for both buying and selling. I also like how you said that they should be skilled and properly certified as well. My parents want to move, and they are considering getting the help of a real estate agent.
Ellen H. wrote: You made a good point when you talked about how you should consider choosing a real estate agent that can meet you depending on your schedule to make sure that you can coordinate with them. I will make sure to remember this because I'm planning to buy a residential property. It's essential for me to find a real estate agent that won't have an issue meeting me after my working hours to update me about the buying process. c

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