Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent
Choosing a real estate agent is an important decision. Here are some tips to help you select an agent that is knowledgeable, experienced, and concerned with your best interest.
Choosing a Real Estate Agent – Tip #1
Check the agent’s Zillow profile. A Zillow profile will show you the number of past sales the agent has, as well as client reviews. A high number of past sales indicates that the agent has a significant amount of experience, which is key. The number and quality of the client reviews are very important as well. These indicate that the agent is experienced, and whether his or her clients have had positive experiences. These reviews will also provide details as to the qualities and traits of the agent, so it can help you determine if the agent would be a good fit for you.
Choosing a Real Estate Agent – Tip #2
Perform a Google search of the agent. This is a quick and simple step you can do to see what search results are generated from typing the agent’s name. Hopefully you will find something positive, but make sure you check for anything that could be a red flag.
Choosing a Real Estate Agent – Tip #3
Interview the agent. This is so important! You will want to meet the agent in person to make sure you have a connection, and to establish trust and confidence in the agent . An interview will also give you the chance to ask the agent any questions you have about him or her, but also about the process of buying or selling a home.
Choosing a Real Estate Agent – Tip #4
Ask if the agent is full-time or part-time. There are SO many real estate agents, and many of them do real estate as a part-time job. You want to make sure you have a full-time agent whose main focus is their real estate work. If an agent has another job during office hours, this can cause delays and will make you feel as if you are not a priority. Choose a full-time agent to ensure you have his or her full attention.
Check out our Zillow profile where you will find over 200 past sales in last 12 months and over 450 client reviews: https://www.zillow.com/profile/Mark-McKenna/#reviews . We are happy to help you with your real estate needs!