Buying or selling a home can be overwhelming and scary. Trust me, this market is crazy! Finding an agent that fits your needs and gets the job done is one of the most rewarding and worthwhile things you can do for yourself, however, it can be hard to find that person when there are so many agents to choose from.
So, how do you know who to go with? Here are five key points to look for while looking for a real estate agent to represent you when buying or selling your home!
1. Communication is KEY
Have you ever been in communication with someone who stops replying, takes days to reply, or forgets to let you in on important content that applies to you? So have we and let us tell you, it’s extremely frustrating. Finding an agent that is direct, openly communicates, and is quick to respond can be one of the most important qualities they bring to the table during one of the most significant financial decisions of your life.
Make sure that you and your agent are on the same page and let them know how you would like to communicate from the get-go!
2. Listening skills
Make sure that your agent listens to your needs! There’s nothing more discouraging than someone who takes what you say and does nothing with it. As a buyer or seller, you should never feel nervous to speak with your agent. A good realtor® will hear you out and allow you to express your wants, needs, and questions during this process and provide you with the best possible answers and solutions.
3. Knowledge of the housing market
When buying or selling a home, you want to make sure that you have someone who knows the housing market like the back of their hand. That’s why it’s crucial to find an agent that makes sure you are getting a fair price for the home you are selling and avoid overpaying for the home you are buying.
Regardless of what you’re looking to do, make sure your agent has experience in that arena and can support you to the best of their ability with the information that is asked of them.
Not only is it important for your next agent to be persistent with you, but it’s also important that they are persistent with other agents. Finding an agent that is constantly following up on homes that you like is essential. Also, make sure that when you show any interest on a home, your agent is proactive in scheduling the showings or calling the other agent involved. When an agent is persistent, it makes your life a whole lot easier!
When it comes to financial decisions that are this important, you want to make sure that you trust the person you are working with. Plus, you are going to be spending a significant amount of time with your agent, so it’s even more important that you like them as well. Working with an agent who is honest with you is someone who will put your needs first and make sure that you are in the loop every step of the way.
I hope all of this is helpful in your search for what to look for in a Realtor®! If you want to contact me directly, click here
has been helping San Diego Buyers and Sellers successfully for the last 5 years. Joey’s ideology of Real Estate stems from transparency and communication. He believes that all transactions begin and end with direct conversations and honest expectations. If you are looking to start the process today, call Joey at (408)603-6800!