Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Twin Rivers Real EstateINC.

Finding the right Real Estate Agent can be one of the hardest things to do when it comes to buying or selling a home. Depending on the size of the city there could be thousands of Real Estate Agents. So where does one start this process? That is a very good question which is actually pretty tough to answer. Right now I am wearing two hats, one being a REALTOR and the other being a consumer. Let me start with the consumer hat first then hopefully it will tie into the REALTOR hat. You might be wondering what the difference is between Real Estate Agent and Realtor is and it is simply that to use the word REALTOR one must pay annual dues to the National Association of Realtors. A Real Estate Agent that chooses not to pay annual dues can not use REALTOR as a title. Both the REALTOR and the Real Estate Agent pay state and city annual dues to have a Real Estate License in Oklahoma. Now back to the subject at hand of finding the right Real Estate Agent or REALTOR. I would treat this as if it were a job interview and you being the consumer are the "BOSS" conducting the interview. Make a list of qualities that you would like the person to have along with a list of questions to ask and stick to it. Then pick about 5-10 Real Estate Agents or REALTORS and start the interview process and weed the good from the bad. If you find the REALTOR or Real Estate Agent is doing an interview of you at the same time that you are interviewing them I would put a star or check mark by their name and keep them on your final list. I say this because as a REALTOR my number one priority is having your best interest in mind thru out the process. You will find that personalities  clash and there just are some people we do not like and choose not to do business with. Buying or Selling a home is a "HUGE" indevor and it should not be taken litely. I will post more on this later and thanks for reading! Peace, Yukon John

Comments (1)

Wayne and Lynda Gomillion
Real Living Hagan Realtors | Pinehurst ~ Southern Pines, NC - Pinehurst, NC

Very true... Thanks for the post!

Best regards,

Wayne & Lynda Gomillion |

Aug 09, 2007 02:58 AM