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Here’s what you Should Consider when Choosing Your Real Estate Agent…

Terry Riffe | November 4, 2015

An Flamand, real estate BrokerBefore making what is probably your largest financial purchase, choosing the right Real Estate agent is a very important decision. After all, you will be spending a lot of time with your agent, you must be able to have serious conversations with them and be confident in their negotiating skills.

You will want an agent that will listen to you and be your partner throughout the entire process. You must also be sure that the agent you choose is an experienced professional and knows the market that you are interested in.

So, choose someone that you trust is the most qualified for the job, but also someone that you know will be with you for every step of the process.

While it may sound like a daunting task to navigate through, it’s not. Here are a few questions to ask yourself and potential agents to make it a little easier…

Will I be working with you directly?  You want to make sure that you are able to connect with your agent directly. While this doesn’t mean that you won’t also be working with a Sales Associate or Administrative Assistant, as they are often invaluable, you’ll want to be sure that your agent is available when you need them.

How many sales have you closed in the area that I’m interested in?  This is very important. An agent’s track record is proof of their success in any given area.

Is the agent also a Broker?  In choosing an agent that is also a Broker, you can trust that this person is committed to a career in Real Estate and goes above and beyond what is necessary. Experience along with continuing education generally make for better agents.

Be sure to ask for names and contact information of past clients that are willing to provide references.  This is probable the most important piece of advice for choosing your real estate agent. Don’t just read reviews. Speaking to past clients personally will give you the most insight to whether or not an agent has the qualities and knowledge that you are looking for.

Choosing your agent is the first step in the home buying/selling process. Take into account these suggestions when deciding on your agent. There are many qualified agents out there that are willing to work hard to ensure you find your perfect fit when searching for a home or is willing to market your home aggressively when you are ready to sell.

If you are interested in buying or selling in the Orlando or Disney World area, I would be happy to assist you. Email me An@OrlandoVacationRealty.com or give me a call 1 (407)800-0888. I look forward to working with you.