How To Pick a Good Real Estate Agent Based On Their Records, Go With Experienced Professional
By Space Coast Daily // May 19, 2017
check with agent's previous clients
How to pick a good real estate agent based on their records
Real estate can be a tricky business. If you’re in the market for a new home you probably have a long list of things that your new place needs to have before it can pass by as the winning pick.
Maybe you want a large enough garden to install a swing set for the kids or a spacious enough living room to install a fire place, mounted by some ethanol fireplace pros.
Regardless of what exactly you’re looking for, a real estate agent can help you get it thanks to their knowledge of the market and their ability to put people that can help each other in the same room.
That being said, it’s hard to find a real estate agent that is great for your specific needs, or that you can trust. In regards to that we have a list of some things that you should take into consideration before hiring a real estate agent, but also what to look out for when hunting for one.
Start a conversation with some of their previous clients
Try to look into who their previous clients were, or recent clients that have worked with the particular real estate agent you’re looking into. Once you fin them, set up a meeting or give them a call and use this opportunity to learn more information about the real estate agent.
The previous clients should be able to tell you how well the working relationship went and if there are any things you should know. If they had a great experience, clients will most likely be quick to praise the agent whereas bad experiences will quickly make them tell you about how you should stay away from the agent. Either way, you get important information.
Take interest in their licensing
Depending on where it is that this real estate agent operates, there will be an organization or institution that will discipline or accredit them. See what certifications the real estate agent has and how they can serve you. This is often the place where people realize that a specific real estate agent doesn’t have the appropriate licenses to help them.
As is the case with any business, you are better off going for the experienced professional rather than the green novice. That’s why it’s important to check their credentials and make sure that the real estate agent that you picked knows their way around the business and this wouldn’t be their first rodeo.
It’s important to make sure that they can handle the kind of house you are looking for, so maybe check their portfolio of clients as well just to see if they’ve ever done a job as big as the one you would offer them.
Similar to the previous point made, check out all the listings that the real estate agent is currently dealing with. This will help you better estimate their caliber and will also tell you if they work with properties that are close or similar to the one you would like to sell or buy for yourself.
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