When purchasing a home, there are many things to consider, such as location, price, and size. A qualified realtor can help you find the right home for your needs and budget. They can also provide advice on inspections, financing, and closing costs. When it comes time to sell your home, you want to ensure you have the best chance of getting the most money. Making the most significant profit is where having a qualified real estate agent comes in. A great realtor can help you price your home correctly and market it in a way that will entice buyers.
Thousands of people have a real estate license, but essential details separate the "great" from the merely "qualified". Here’s what every great agent should promise you:
Available when you need them: Full-Timer Realtors work full-time for you. Those with in-depth real estate experience have graduated from the part-timer status to the ability to support themselves with their income in real estate.
A network of industry contacts: A great agent will have a vast network of contacts in the real estate industry, which can help sell your home or find the perfect property. A true professional is also open to working with lenders, insurance brokers, inspectors, and other companies that make you feel most comfortable. Real Estate professionals may recommend those they know and trust, which is incredibly helpful, but a great agent will never confine you to their network of associates. They’ll also let you know if someone you recommend may not meet their professional standards.
Honesty and integrity: A professional real estate agent is engaged, concerned, and will give you the best counsel when it comes to serving your needs. Sometimes, this advice may not be easy to hear, especially regarding pricing, budget, or repairs. An agent who doesn’t give advice may well be checked-out and giving you less-than-ideal representation.
In-depth knowledge of the market: A great agent will have an intimate knowledge of the market, including trends, prices, and neighborhoods. This knowledge can be vital in helping you make the right decisions about buying or selling a home.
Strong negotiation skills: A great agent will be a skilled negotiator, able to get you the best possible price for your home or help you find the perfect property at a fair price.
Strong communication skills: Communication is fundamental to a working relationship. A great agent knows that a buyer or seller may have questions and concerns that need addressing as soon as possible. Be respectful of your agent’s schedule, but you should never feel that your real estate agent is missing in action.
Patience: Buying or selling a home can be a stressful process. A great agent will be patient with you and help to make it as smooth and stress-free as possible.
If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, it’s essential to have a qualified realtor. We can provide you with all the resources and information you need to make informed decisions about one of the most significant investments of your life. Contact me today for more information on how I can help you achieve your real estate goals.