5 Tips for Finding an Awesome Real Estate Agent

  1. Find your Cinderella
  2. In Cinderella, not just anyone could slip their foot into the missing glass slipper, although the evil stepsisters tried. It’s the same thing with real estate agents, find one that fits you perfectly – one that specializes in homes in your price range, and that you feel listens to your needs and ideas. It’s a long process, so choose a professional that you enjoy holding a conversation with, has a good head on their shoulders and some years of experience.

  3. Ask for Referrals
  4. Do you have friends that just bought a home? How about your parents or a next-door neighbor? Lots of people own homes, and chances are you know some of them. Ask them about the real estate agent they worked with, their experience working with them, and get their digits!

  5. What Goes on the Web, Stays on the Web
  6. If you’re considering a real estate agent, it’s not online dating, but it’s still smart to check them out on the web. Do they have a website? Do they have any reviews? Do they have a Yelp? This will give you a good idea about how they market themselves, how active they are, and what others have to say about them.

  7. Put the Q in Questions
  8. To avoid amateur stand-up comedy night during your home buying process, ask your potential real estate agent lots and lots and LOADS of questions. Here are some ideas:

    1. How Long have you been in business?
    2. How many homes have you helped buy and sell?
    3. What kind of services do you offer?
    4. What neighborhoods/types of properties do you specialize in?
    5. What does communication look like during the process? Email? Phone?

  9. Consider Working with a REALTOR®
  10. A REALTOR® is a real estate agent that is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and abides by its strict code of ethics. This code of ethics contains core principles aimed at guaranteeing fair dealings with clients the public, and other REALTORS®.

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