THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SHOPPING FOR A REAL ESTATE AGENT
You used a particular agent on your last transaction and they are always so nice when you see them around town. You’re on their Christmas Card list after all. But while you might like them as a person, you’re not entirely pleased with the service you received during or after the sale. You owe them nothing.
Buying or selling a home is a major financial decision-yet it’s often packed with emotion. Real Estate transactions are complicated and stressful things do come up; when things get heavy having that awkward conversation with a friend can add extra stress while the exact same information discussed during a strategy meeting with a business professional is much less daunting. A neutral party can negotiate and fight on your behalf to guarantee you make the best financial decision possible.
This person seems to be everywhere and is always busy busy. They must be good at their game, right? They probably are good, but are they too busy being busy? Can you get ahold of them right away when you have a question? Are they slow to return an email/text? Do they make you feel like you always come first or do they fit you in between tee times? You want an agent who makes you their top priority and never hesitates to give you unparalleled service every time.
Let’s be real, buying or selling a house doesn’t happen over night. You are going to spend A LOT of time with this person so make sure it’s someone you enjoy being around. Do you feel like they get you and have a discerning eye for spotting your style. Does working together feel more like working with a friend? They might be a really great realtor and such a nice person but if your personalities just don’t mesh it’s going to take all the fun out of things. Can you picture yourself excited to pop the bubbly together at closing? Life’s too short to spend time with people who don’t make you feel good about yourself. That’s the realtor you want to choose.
Not only do you trust this person to guide you in the right direction, you know they have your best interest at heart and genuinely care about you and your family. The focus is on helping you and not just making a sale. When they say they’ll protect your confidential client relationship and go to bat for you-you know they mean it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Count how many realtors you know. Go, ahead-I’ll wait! It seems like every other person you know is a real estate agent, right?