It is always a good idea to enlist the services of a realtor, whether you are buying or selling. Although most of us know at least one person who works as a realtor, don’t be tempted to automatically go to them as they may not be the best to represent your needs. Let’s take a […]
It is always a good idea to enlist the services of a realtor, whether you are buying or selling. Although most of us know at least one person who works as a realtor, don’t be tempted to automatically go to them as they may not be the best to represent your needs. Let’s take a look at the two most important things you need to know about when you choose a realtor.
The experience of your realtor is perhaps the most important thing. Usually, those with the most experience tend to deliver the best service. If you find someone who was operating before the financial crisis and is still in business today, you are on to a really good one. Next, make sure that the experience they have is relevant to your own needs. For instance, the needs of a first time buyer are very different from the needs of a national property developer. You also need to know that your realtor understands your demographic and geographical requirements. For example, those who want to purchase a ranch will need a realtor that understands soil conditions and production methods and who can also look into the homestead that comes with the ranch. Similarly, if you were hoping to purchase a listed or historic property, you will need someone that understands the laws and regulations surrounding those properties.
The other very important thing to look into is reputation. Many realtors have a very bad name, and for good reason. Luckily, you can also find information that tells you which realtors do have a good reputation. The Better Business Bureau website is one really good tool to tell you how well they have operated in the past. Do make sure you also use social media to your advantage. It is almost impossible to hide an opinion, good or bad, once it has appeared on social media. Also, you may be able to get advice on the matter through people you know. Do make sure, however, that you look into any complaints you here and how these apply to you, and whether the realtor has been able to resolve them satisfactorily.
The information above has been designed to help you choose a good realtor. A realtor’s job is to help you find your dream home. This is why it is so important to only work with someone that will truly do their best for you.