You need an advocate when purchasing a home. The right agent will be an indispensable asset in your house search. An excellent agent will have these qualities:
- Education – Professional and successful agents have advanced training and education. This knowledge has earned them prestigious designations in the real estate field and has advanced them to be among the top agents in the world.
- Experience & Expertise – You want a full-time agent who is knowledgeable about the area and the types of properties you’re seeking. You also will want them to be tech-savvy in marketing and advertising strategies.
- Availability – Your agent should promptly and decisively act during the purchasing process. They should make a point to keep in touch with you and update you consistently. They should be easy to reach and available on nights and weekends for open houses and when most sellers are showing their homes.
- Excellent references – They should have great references including rapport and credentials. Ask them for a list of references to see how others’ experiences have been with this agent. Above all, they should genuinely be committed to addressing your needs, interests and concerns every step of the way.
If selling your current home, your agent also will help you assess what your property is worth. Independent property seller often over estimate the value of their property. Avoid this by selecting the perfect real estate agent for all of your real estate needs.