How do you choose the right real estate agent?
Choosing a real estate agent is a huge activity if you're looking for a new home or selling the home you currently live in. Both of these processes are quite complex and stressful, so having the right real estate broker is a big piece of the puzzle. It is up to you and you alone to choose what real estate broker to work with, but be sure to select the right one for you.
Here are a few things to consider when looking for a real estate broker. First and foremost, you want to find someone that you are comfortable with and that you feel respects you. They should be someone that you think you can trust, who listens to you and what you are looking for and who is willing to help you in every step whether you are a seller or a buyer.
Make sure that they are experienced, knowledgeable and know the current real estate market, especially in your neighbourhood. Do research and read the reviews of their previous clients to see if they were all satisfied. You should also ask them about their past results and experiences. Also make sure that they are very familiar with your neighbourhood or the one you are interested in moving to. Referrals are also great. Speak to friends, family members and colleagues and see if they can recommend anyone.
Want to learn more? Read our post outlining 10 things to look for in a real estate agent.