Buying or selling a home can be both thrilling and overwhelming. The good news is that having a real estate agent can ensure you get the best listings, better prices, and someone in your corner to fight for your interests. Here’s my guide for what you need to look for when searching for a real estate agent.
Chemistry is Key
Trust, honesty, and respect are the three signs of a great agent. The professional who focuses more on their properties than on themselves shows they’ll have your best interests at heart, so pay attention to how they listen to you and ask questions. You need an agent who’ll help you to mitigate risk, so look for one who’s realistic about your needs and the market.
The Right Skills
Find a real estate agent who’s tech-savvy, well-spoken, and good at negotiating to help you find the best prices and buyers. Make sure they’re a local expert—as you’re meeting with a potential agent, consider asking questions such as, “Are there good parks and schools in this area? How much are homes listing and selling for on average?” Take their answers and do your own research to make sure they match up.
Many agents work for multiple clients at a time, and if they don’t have enough support to manage everything, it’s possible they could miss some important information. Look at their listings and marketing materials because this will show you the time and effort they’ll put into selling your home.
Tips for the Selection Process
Interview at least 3 agents before choosing one. References and recommendations can go a long way to finding the right person, so make sure to do your due diligence and research an agent’s work, reviews, and website. If you know the area you’d like to sell or purchase, find someone who specializes in that neighbourhood.
Be upfront about what you want and if it’s not brought to the table, chances are they don’t have your best interests in mind. Don’t be afraid to choose another person if you’re not getting what you need. Choose the agent who’ll work for you and with you.
If you’re looking to sell your property or buy your dream home, give me a call at (306) 281-8883 or check out my website to set up a meeting! I offer a free, no obligation, complimentary home analysis that will provide you with valuable insights into selling your property.