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How To Pick The Best Realtor
When buying or selling a home, it is crucial to find a good realtor. Unfortunately there are so many terrible agents in the business. As the Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Northwest Real Estate (based in Portland, Oregon), Bert Waugh Jr., once said, surveys of the general public show that most people have a negative view of real estate agents. He blames the brokers, stating that they hire 100% of people who hold a license.
If you’d like to see how terrible some of the agents out there are, just read the mail that they send to your home. Most of the advertisements are just a variation of “Clients are my top priority”. If every agent claims this, then what distinguishes them from each other? So what should you focus on when choosing a real estate agent? Find a realtor with:
Unsurprisingly, an agent’s knowledge of the real estate market is essential in providing good service. Ask a prospective agent about the knowledge you are hoping to gain from them. How well do they know it?
Obviously agents can’t know everything there is to know about the real estate market, so it’s important to find someone with intelligence. Speak to them. How do they come ... more
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