Included in Your Online Relocation Package for Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Home of Fort George G. Meade, NSA, Northrop Grumman, BWI, and the U.S. Naval Academy.
If you're relocating to Maryland, you probably want an agent who...
___ Gives you undivided attention
___ Understands and respects your needs
___ Knows the market
___ Works hard to find your dream home
___ Gives you breathing room
___ Is a real pro at the negotiating table
___ Has great connections
___ Will provide all services at no cost
I would suggest your criteria for choosing an agent (and how to evaluate them) should be...
___ Real estate expertise - professional designations (GRI, CRS, CRB, e-Pro, SRES, ABR), and even the content of their blogs
___ Professional success - successful closings and testimonials
___ Local knowledge - local resident, familiar with neighborhoods, schools, recreation, shopping, commuting routes
___ Community involvement, because this builds a valuable network of buyers and sellers
___ Industry leadership - participation in professional organizations and serving on REALTOR committees
___ Integrity - In a word, reputation - for honesty and ethical standards of practice
___ Technical capability - websites, email, cell phone, text messaging and blogging
___ Proven systems - a business plan, marketing plan, checklists, professional partners
Experience is not an absolute, since there are hard-working knowledgeable real estate novices who are surrounded by managers and mentors with experience. In most cases, however, experience in a previous buyers' market will give a seller or buyer a competitive edge.
If you're like most people, the bottom line really is this: No matter how well qualified an agent may be, it won't matter unless you KNOW, LIKE, and TRUST them. And yes, the criteria on these lists contribute to your making that call.
When you're ready to move from "just browsing" to "seriously looking", let me know if you don't yet have an agent. I will help you identify an agent in your area and your destination location, anywhere in the country - and I will do that "for free".
AND, there is NO direct cost to you for my services. Ask me to explain.