Choosing A Scottsdale Real Estate Agent: Five Tips
On the heels of real estate market crash, it seems like being a real estate agent is a tough job to have. If you are in the market for buying or selling a home in the greater Scottsdale area, you should take extra precautions in choosing a real estate agent in this highly competitive climate. Below are a few tips to help you make a good decision.
1. Ask People Whom You Trust for a Referral - In the current economic situation, chances are that you probably know someone who has bought or sold a home and used a real estate agent in some capacity. Talk to friends and family about the agent that they used and what their likes and dislikes were about that agent. Talking to people you trust can help you find a real estate agent with a good reputation.
2. Do a Lot of Research – Interview as many agents as you possibly can, from as many different real estate agencies as possible. Although it may feel time consuming, the payoff is worth it. Choosing a good real estate agent can save you a lot of time and money, plus he or she can make the experience of buying or selling a home more pleasurable and comfortable. Compare agent’s qualifications and experience and be sure to ask for several client referrals. And do take the time to follow up on the client referrals, do not just assume that all the referrals will be good… you never know.
3. Pick an Agent that has Experience with Homes in your Price Range – Choosing an agent that usually deals with homes in your price range means that you will be more likely to get the customer service you deserve and expect. An agent that is used to dealing with homes in a higher price range than what you are working with is more likely to attend to other clients that have a higher commission potential.
4. Choose an Agent that is Flexible with Scheduling - If you are unable to view homes on weekdays or during regular office hours, make sure you choose a real estate agent that is willing to work around your schedule constraints. Make sure you choose an agent that is available to do business after regular office hours and on weekends so you are not put on the back burner due to scheduling challenges.
5. Communication is Key - In your initial real estate agent interviews, you should get a good feel for the communication style of each real estate agent you speak to. Make sure you select a real estate agent that you feel you can communicate easily and openly with. If you feel that the communication between yourself and the real estate agent is strained in the initial interview, chances are the communication will only go downhill from there. Buying or selling a home can be a confusing process and most people will have lots of questions. You need a real estate agent who can explain the ins and outs of real estate terms and laws to you, and this real estate agent also needs to be someone you feel comfortable asking a lot of questions.
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