TIPS ON HOW TO FIND A GOOD REAL ESTATE AGENT ............................................................................................... 1)REMEMBER CHEMISTRY IS A KEY. its the best to interview at least three agents before picking the one you will work with. focus on neighborhood expertise. ask yourself if their marketing their properties. also, can you trust them? are they honest? chemistry is the key
2)SEEK REFERRALS FROM OTHER OWNERS despite the technology that seems to take over much of the search for homes, the right real estate agent is still a human-to-human choice. referrals are the best. there is no bigger compliment to an agent than a referral from a past client. ask homeowners whom they would recommend. if you know the area you want to purchase or sell your home in, there will be an expert in that area 3)FIND SOMEONE WHO HAS YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART. Ask yourself, "does my real estate agent have my best interest at heart?" Be honest and transparent about what you're looking for and if an agent is not bringing you the right options it's likely they aren't looking for houses for you but rather to benefit themselves. Ask questions upfront and don't be afraid to move on to someone else if the relationship doesn't feel right
4)GO WITH YOUR GUT FEELING Your brain uses logic and emotions when making the decision and that specific feeling you get when doing so is your intuition, your gut feeling. If you're interviewing a real estate agent for the job, first look to see that they do a lot of raving fans. Second , go with your gut feeling. If it feels right, he's the guy or girl for the job.
5)FIND AN AGENT YOU CAN TRUST As a client you begin the dialogues but pay close attention to the agent or broker and how he/she listens and asks you questions.most successful agents have access to the technology it takes to make your property seen or to find options for purchase but it takes a human to achieve your specific goals.Take time to find a human you respect and trust
6) LOOK FOR PASSION,CONVICTION, AND HONESTY look at the agent's work.the easiest and most valuable way is to review how they are marketing other properties.look at their listings material, websites signage.pay attention to their personal appearance.look for passion, conviction and honesty.you want your agent to tell you what it's going to take for your home sell fast and the best price.
7)MAKE SURE THEY OFFER ADEQUATE SUPPORT. be sure to do your research first. Are they supported by a team? An agent who is able to offer a high level of customer service to every customer . Most agents work with several clients at a time. The logistics of buying/selling a home are complicated and it's easy to miss something or fall short without a support staff.
8) CHECK IF THEY MITIGATE RISK find a real estate agent who is honest about risk of buying or selling. Throw out the flattering and fluffy agents. You want someone who is realistic and can proactively mitigate risk. When interviewing agents, pay attention to those using real data in their answers when it comes to investment analysis, neighborhood level market. Performance long-term impact of your decision to buy or sell
9)LOOK FOR STRONG CORE VALUES. whether it's a business or pleasure finding a good person all comes down to core values. Core values are important because you want to work with someone that plays by the same rules you do for example , if you are honest person who tells the truth, would you want someone to tell you the truth.
10)FIND A COMPASSIONATE AGENT WHO WILL UNDERSTAND YOU. Let's face it buying a house is stressful task, especially if you are facing a divorce, having a baby, mourning the death of a spouse e.t.c you need an agent who is patient with you and your circumstances. Interview an agent or broker and see if they have same emotions, outlook on life personality as you do.
11)TRACK RECORD AND INVENTORY Great real estate investment sales brokers never show out of nowhere. It takes a long time to build a track record that attracts quality inventory. With a single family houses , reciprocity is the rule but in commercial it is definitely the exception. You need to be talking regularly with the top brokers in your target, Property type, size and region to get the best deals.