Choosing the right realtor

Posted By Patti Dennis on Jul 19, 2016 |


Real estate business can be quite difficult, but lucky for you; some people dedicated their lives to being experts in this particular field.

If you are having difficulty buying or selling your home, or if you aren’t familiar with the licensing, the prices, the current market, you should consider hiring a real estate agent who will most definitely be of great help.

But hiring a wrong real estate agent can cause more problems than you previously had. So, how do you choose the right realtor?

RE-AgentWell, there are a couple of things you can do in order to be sure that you haven’t decided on a wrong person.

First of all, you should talk to the previous clients of the real estate agent you want to hire.

In order to find the recent clients, you should contact the real estate agent and ask him or her to provide you with a detailed list of what they’ve listed or sold in the past year. This way you will have a list of names of his previous clients whom you can contact and ask whatever questions you might have. One of the questions you should ask is what the asking price was and then what the sales price was.

Importance-of-an-AgentThis should give you a general idea on how this particular real estate agent works.

Secondly, check the licensing. Contact your state’s regulatory body and find out whether or not the person you want to hire has a license and also were there any complaints or disciplinary actions against that person.

The third thing you should consider doing is picking a winner. You should see if the person you want to hire ever won any significant awards like ”realtor of the year”, especially those who have been praised by their peers.

You should know that, much like the medical field, with people specialized in certain areas, the real estate has their individual professionals in certain areas too. So adjust their specialty to your situation.

Another crucial thing to look at is the number of years your Realtor has been in business. Anyone with less than five years of experience is still in the learning phase, and they will probably learn on your situation too. You probably don’t want that. So if you want someone who will most definitely be able to take matters into their own hands, look for a person who has been a realtor for at least five years.

The technology has now progressed so much that you can find almost anything you need on the internet. So, in order to do a bit more research on a person you want to hire, you should check their current listings. The best way to do so would be to check the agencies website or realtor.com. This is an excellent website for real estate, and if you know your way around the computer, you should absolutely give it a try.

Follow this simple guide and you will surely find the person you are looking for.