How To Choose The Right Real Estate Agent

Here are some things to consider when deciding to work with a real estate agent:

  • Choose the person and not their experience.  You want to choose an agent that will work for and with you. You will be spending a lot of time with that agent, make sure that they are good at talking and communicating.   Experience is great.  But, it is not everything.
  • Ask for credentials.  Does the agent do a lot of business and have lots of recommendations and/or reviews?Choosing an agent
  • Look at their experience.  How many homes has the agent sold in the last 12 months?
  • Probe their knowledge of the market.  Is it a seller’s market or a buyer’s market?  How long is it taking for homes to sell?
  • Find an agent you can trust.  Ask questions.  Does the agent have answers or know where to find the answers?
  • Find a compassionate agent who understands you.  You need an agent who is patient with you and your circumstances.   Selling a home is stressful.  Make sure the agent knows your goals.
  • Make sure there is a clear line of communication.  You need to know that when you have a question or situation, that get an answer in a timely manner.
  • Make sure they are available when you need them, like evenings and/or weekends.