Choosing a real estate agent for your next home transaction is one of the most important decisions you will make. However, not all agents are created equal. Here are a few things to keep in mind when finding the perfect agent.
Find someone you enjoy working with
You’re going to be spending a lot of time with your real estate agent and making important decisions based on their recommendations, so it makes sense to partner with someone you have a comfortable rapport and working relationship with. Don’t be swayed by fancy offices or prestigious awards, because they won’t do much good if the agent’s personality and way of doing business clashes with yours.
Test their knowledge of your desired area
Extensive knowledge is one of the most important qualities to look for in a potential real estate agent. An agent who really knows their stuff can save you money, get you first access to a desirable property, and ensure that you are treated fairly. Research some potential properties and sales in your area, and gauge their level of expertise.
Real estate agents are acting on your behalf, and therefore trustworthiness is vital. Part of the trust process has to be developed in conversation, but there are other steps you can take to safeguard yourself. Evaluate their marketing materials and look for any red flags that may indicate dishonesty.
Ask for a list of all services they provide
Some real estate agents will adequately perform the basic actions of the buying and selling process and nothing more. There’s not anything inherently wrong with that, but it’s an approach that isn’t right for everyone. Conversely, some agents will go above and beyond by helping you to arrange inspections or construction needs, navigate financial considerations, etc.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, you need a real estate agent who will be your partner throughout all phases of the process. At the Parker Group, our agents use their knowledge and expertise to help you make the best possible decision for your present and future. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you make your Greenville real estate dreams become reality. Also, if you are an agent who is interested in joining an experienced real estate firm we’d love to hear from you, because The Parker Group is currently looking to add new agents to our team.