Whether you are buying or selling a home in Ottawa it's important to know what to look for when choosing a real estate agent. The process of selling and buying a home can be very difficult add to the fact that a mistake can cost you a lot of money!
There are many real estate agents around as a matter of fact there is more than 2,400 agents competing against each other to sell homes in Ottawa as I am writing this.
Things you need to look for are:
- Is the real estate agent familiar with the neighbourhood you are in or looking to buy you home in? Does the real estate agent know the value of homes in that specific neighbourhood? Does he know the Ottawa Real Estate Market and its trends?
- How much visibility does the real estate agent have? This is very important when you are selling a home make sure to ask the real estate agent what his or her marketing plan is to market homes in Ottawa.
- Is the real estate agent part time or full time? This is important if you want to make sure your calls are returned promptly and that your real estate agent is available to show you properties when you are available.
If you have been looking at homes in Ottawa and found one that you like make sure you find a real estate agent that will represent your interest as a buyer because as you may already be aware the listing real estate agent represents the interest of the seller in the transaction. This said have a Ottawa real estate agent represent yours!
As I mentionned before there is many of real estate agents trying to buy and sell homes in Ottawa for their clients and if you are not receiving the service and attention you are looking you might have to ask yourself "Is this Ottawa real estate agent right for me?"