When you select a real estate agent, you want to choose an area specialist. Check out the different local realtors, and choose ones that specializes in the area you are interested in or the area you are selling your home. If you are the buyer, it is crucial to have a realtor of your own that works for you. The seller’s agent has their best interest at heart. You might ask family and friends for recommendations. Once you have a few in mind, set up interviews to better help in your decision making. You definitely want an agent that is knowledgeable with a good sales history and one that you feel comfortable with.
Choose an agent that works with home in the price range you are looking. If you choose an agent that handles a lot of high end properties and you are looking for a home below $200K you’ll likely find that they are most committed to their high end clients with high end commissions!
Choose an agent that works with your time schedule. If you aren’t able to get away from the office during the day, then it is going to be crucial to find an agent that works with you after hours.
You will also want to choose a real estate agent that offers multiple services. While this may be your first buying or selling experience, it is nice to find an agent that handles both buying and selling, as they can become your lifelong agent and serve your future needs, as well as, refer you to other professionals.
You’ll also want an agent that is good in negotiations. Chances are there will be counter offers and you definitely want an agent that has the skill to negotiate.
It is also important that- if you are selling your home, you choose an agent that advertises and advertises and advertises! This doesn’t mean just the MSL listings, it means on the net, in the classifieds, around the neighborhood and all places that will benefit the seller. The more resources the agent has, the better position both the seller and buyer are in.
Lastly, trust your gut. Finding an agent that you are comfortable with and who you trust is crucial, as well as, being satisfied with their qualifications.
About the Author: Mike Pannell with Nu Home Source Realty – Fort Worth is one of the premier real estate companies in the Dallas Fort Worth Area. We offer professional end-to-end real estate services in the areas of Pre-Existing Homes, Brand New Homes, Lease-Rental homes, Credit Repair and all other associated real estate services.