Realtors can be a valuable asset when buying or selling a home but finding a competent real estate agent can be a challenge. Sellers want to move their property as soon as possible, and buyers don’t want to be coerced into buying a property they may not want. A good realtor is one who can handle the situation for both sides. Here are few tips that can help you identify the best realtor.
It is not always enough to open the yellow pages and scan the listings of realtors there. Ideally, the best option is going to the realtor’s office, but you may not have the time to do this. There is a likelihood that there will be too many realtors’s to go and visit so you may want to conduct an interview on the phone. Prepare a list of questions that you wish to ask and expect honest and honest answers. It will be easy for you to find out during the conversation whether the real agent is honest or they are just a mere salesperson who evades your questions by offering fluff or pat answers.
Ask for References
To back up there being trustworthy, reputable realtor’s will be happy to offer you the names of their satisfied customers. Often times, many people will find realtors on word of mouth. Happy customers will be delighted to talk to you about the potential realtor and many times this offers you with the best information about the realtor that you are considering.
There is nothing that is more frustrating than a realtor who does not listen to your needs. If you have expressed your maximum buying price and your realtor keeps showing you offers that are outside of this, it means that they are not concerned about your needs or your budget but the commission that they get by doing business with you.
Speak Up Your Needs
Your realtor will not know what you want not unless you tell them exactly what you are looking for. If you are not sure about what you are searching for, then you may want to find a realtor who is truly interested in narrowing down what you want. You cannot expect the realtor to read your mind, but a good, trustworthy realtor can still anticipate your needs.
Some realtors only perform the minimum task to help you secure a home. A good realtor will assist you in more other things like finding a loan officer, being there at the closing time to answer any questions you have, delivering the title to the court on the closing day, investigating any issues you have with the home you want to buy and many others.