Finding a good real estate agent to buy a home
Let´s say you are ready to purchase a home. You already talked to a lender and you know how much home you can afford. Then you need to hire a real estate agent to start looking at houses. Since this is a huge investment, it is important to choose the real estate agent who meets your needs perfectly. These are some tips to find that perfect agent:
- Get recommendations from friends and relatives
An agent who was effective working with someone you know, might produce positive results for you as well
- Find out how long the agent has been in the Real Estate Industry
You can research how long the agent has been in business from the state licensing authority or just asking the agent. He/she should have at least five years of experience. In this way you make sure that the agent is not learning on you.
- Choose a local market expert
This is very important because you want an agent who knows very well the neighborhood where you want to live. Ask him/her about schools, recreational facilities, the best and worst locations, etc. An agent who knows your area will be also more aware of the typical offering and selling prices; and this information will help you to make the best decision.
You can find this expert agent asking your friends or relatives who live in the neighborhood you want or you can also contact Yourcasa.
- Ask questions
Don´t be afraid to ask questions such as: how many homes have you sold in that particular area? How will you keep me informed about my transaction? How often and using what media? How often will you send me new listings? How busy are you? When would we meet to see houses? Could you work on weekends?
If you are looking for a real estate agent, contact Yourcasa and we will connect you with the agent that bests meets your needs. Call us at 1-866-200-5250 or sign up here .