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Buyers/Sellers: HOW TO FIND A REALTOR YOU LIKE
Let's face it, finding a Realtor is not an easy task. At least finding one you're comfortable with, TRUST and LIKE. Consumers, it's vital to have a REALTOR in your corner who is knowledgeable about the AREA you want to live.You want a Realtor who KNOWS HOW TO NEGOTIATE. For buyers; to get YOU the best bang for your buck. Sellers; to get you the best price for your property. Buyers and sellers: You want a Realtor who is HONEST, ETHICAL and one YOU can TRUST--and DO trust. Anyone less, you need to say NEXT.
We (Realtors) still have a stigma to overcome. Many consumers still look as us with that Ah, you're nothing more than a used car salesman, look. In some cases, that may be true. This is not a perfect world, nor a perfect business. There are bad apples in all different careers and positions.
Long before I became a Realtor (and before the Internet), I found my Realtor by going to Open Houses. That way, I didn't feel "trapped" to use this person if I didn't feel a bond or trust. If they were pushy, I could run for the hills. I have a great gut instinct--most of the time--and use it OFTEN.
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