How to choose a real estate agent?

Considering a move?  Wondering how to choose a real estate agent?

 

When you’re looking into buying or selling your home, it’s important to consider how to choose your real estate agent.  Choosing the right agent is your first major decision when you are thinking of buying or selling.  There is much more to being an effective real estate agent than many people realize.  In addition, choosing the right agent for you is essential to ensure you have the best possible home buying and home selling experience.  

Not all Real Estate professionals are the same.  It is important to have a trusting and positive relationship with a knowledgeable agent.  And there’s more to it than most people think.    

 

How to choose a real estate agent if you’re looking to buy:  

Of course your agent should have a thorough understanding of the local marketplace.  

In addition, the best agents work as a team to help you through the process.  That means working well with others because it is important to work together to get you into your new home as stress free as possible.  The team includes other agents, lenders, appraisers, and inspectors. 

But perhaps most important is your agent’s availability and willingness to communicate with YOU.  This includes good communication from the initial contact through the closing.  

You really should “like” and trust your agent and feel comfortable with them.  Your home buying experience will be much more enjoyable and satisfying with someone you enjoy spending time with.

How to choose a real estate agent if you’re selling:  

Your agent must have a thorough understanding of the local marketplace.

Excellent communication and negotiation skills will all parties involved in the process.  It is important that your agent communicate with you regularly.   Your agent will to educate you on the process so that you understand and feel comfortable with what is going on.  In addition your agent should  keep you updated on milestones and any concerns throughout the process.  

Also, it is essential that your real estate professional can do what it takes to make your home stand out from the competition.   Some important ways to showcase your home include:

– the latest online marketing skills, knowledge, and techniques

– advanced digital marketing

– home staging consultation

– professional photography

-360 tours and 3D floorplans 

Your agent should also be accessible to potential buyers and other agents to set appointments and be responsive to potential buyer inquiries and to negotiate offers.  

You really should “like” and trust your agent and feel comfortable with them.  Your journey in selling your home will be a much more successful, satisfying and enjoyable process.

 Central Alabama Living/eXp Realty

Buying and selling Central Alabama real estate made easy.  Experience home buying and selling like it should be:  personal, simplified, enjoyable. 

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