When it comes to picking a real estate agent who can help you sell your house, you’d definitely want the best. But there’s no denying the fact that there’s quite a huge number of them claiming to be the best one among the rest.
Whether you’re planning to sell or buy, you should keep the following things in mind whenever you’re choosing an agent before actually hiring them.
Take your time talking with previous clients
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The very first thing you need to consider is to make sure you ask for a list which would reflect their sales in the past year and see to it that you also ask for contact information.
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It is very important that whenever you contact one of the previous clients, ask them regarding the asking price and the sales price before.
If you’re a seller, you should see to it that the previous property was similar to yours in location, price, and all the other salient features. What you should be looking for is someone who is actually known for specializing in the exact same case as yours.
Another thing that might help you out is to ask for the length of time the homes were on the market.
Ask for license
Every state will have a board making sure that real estate agents are licensed and disciplined. You have to take your time checking your state’s regulatory body to learn more about your prospect agent to see if they are indeed licensed and whether or not there are complaints against them or disciplinary actions. It is possible that you can find these information online.
Check agent’s credentials
You might have known that doctors have specialties, well, real estate agents do too. As a matter of fact, generalists even have additional trainings in some areas.
Do your research on the length of time the agent has been working in this industry
The state licensing authority are usually the ones to tell you just how long has the agent been selling real estate. Or, you may ask the agent yourself. Keep in mind that if the agent hasn’t been in business for at least 5 years, they’re probably going to use so that they can gain more experience and learn from you and that’s not good.
Better yet, you have to look for a real estate agent who is actually engaged in a particular area as well as in price range actively. Your chosen agent have to be able to demonstrate knowledge most especially in the area and homes where you are residing so that they can really show you what kind of market presence they can boast you with.
While a lot of buyers would start their searches online, you’ll want to hire an agent with good skill capable of using such tool effectively to gain attention from buyers.