Where do I start looking for a Realtor and how do I choose one? Don't let these questions stop you from following your dreams of buying or selling a home. Yes, there are many, many agents to choose from and it can be tricky to know what to look for. Here are a few tips to get you started:
1.) Ask friends and family who they would recommend.
2.) Write down your goals for your real estate transaction - price, area, time-frame, amenities, etc.
3.) Call the recommended agent to introduce yourself and discuss your needs.
If the agent answers right away or returns your call promptly, you're off to a good start.
Talk about your needs and see how the agent responds.
4.) Set up an initial meeting to discuss your needs and desires in person. This is a great opportunity
to ask the agent how they do business and other questions pertaining to the transaction process.
5.) If you feel comfortable, then go out to look at houses or list your house, if not, call
some different agents.
Using a professional in the real estate field is highly recommended. It's easy to find a house with all the wonderful Internet and digital information, but there are more factors involved in a real estate transaction which are best handled by an experienced professional. Correct contract writing, due diligence, negotiation, financial considerations, title insurance, settlement statements and other factors all come together to make a successful transaction.
Another way to find a good Realtor is to use a professional referral service. The service can be a no-cost, no-obligation way to help match you with an agent who will best suit your personality and who specializes in the areas you need. For referral help, please call me - Chrissy Harrison. I am a licensed agent who specializes in agent referrals. I have the experience and referral network to assist you in finding the best agent for your needs. I have a nationwide database and will help you not only find the best agent, but other services such as mortgage brokers, movers, contractors, and other professionals as well.
However you choose a Realtor, make sure it's the best fit for you and your needs and congratulations on moving forward with your real estate transaction!
To contact Chrissy, the Real Estate Matchmaker, please call (720) 205-7546 or email RealEstateMatchmaker@comcast.net