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I am kinda curious just what a first time buyer or seller, someone who has not ventured into Real Estate deeply would be asking a seasoned Real Estate agent? I mean if they met the best agent out there, how would they know that? What if they met the worse agent who masquerades as the best? How can the blind see without an aide?
THE BOOK AND ITS COVER
Very few people are able to judge a book by its cover. The size of the transaction alone requires special attention. On that, I acknowledge the interview process but you may need someone to process the process at some point.
Perhaps someones track record will speak for them. Referrals tend to be popular too. What some principals don't know is that whatever the agent is saying or doing in the interview is exactly how they will interact in the trenches.
So now, we are back to the basics. Here are a few random thoughts to consider
1. Is the agent available? By that I mean do they responds and are easy to get a hold of?
2. Check the demeanor, the tone of voice and confidence levels
3. Marketing and representing plays a big part in the product. Does the agent have bankable savvy
4. Ask to review some of the Real Estate documents involved in the transaction too. Dialog about them
5. Have an agent explain what can typically happen or can be expected when transacting. Do you get it?
6. Look for genuine compassion and real love for the subject matter. This can get you past obstacles
7. ""I don't know answers are a sign of a professional and honesty. Not all things are known, but a good agent will find out. Look for this as a sign you are on the right track. Real Estate is a vast subject matter with no two deals being the same. Someone who knows how to navigate brings huge value to the table
PEOPLE FIRST...THEN BUSINESS
People all over the world transact in Real Estate daily. It is not hard to do. Considering how mistakes can be costly and the size of the transaction, it is wise to move slow, but sure. Make it fun too because at the end of the day, business will be done. None of us will remember the money aspect of it years from now, but the interactions will stand out. Make them pleasant and memorable
Richie Alan Naggar Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca
Real Estate Broker and AUTHOR of popular "PEARLS SERIES"...books on LIFE and LOVE
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.