Are you considering buying or selling real estate in Banning, California? If you are, here's a few things to consider when choosing your Banning real estate agent:
First, beware of using a Banning REALTOR that is outside the Pass area. Banning, California is a unique place, and an out-of-area agent isn't familiar with the Banning area like real estate agents that work and live here. That means they won't have a firm grasp on prices, what types on neighborhoods there are, and if you're selling, they may not be working directly with other Banning/Beaumont agents and buyers that could sell your home quickly. And if they're out of the area they will be less available to you for the various tasks needed in selling a home.
Second, be sure to use an experienced real estate agent or broker. If you needed work on your car, would you take it to a mechanic with no experience, or without experience with your make and model? Of course not!
Yes, I know this is an easy point to consider, but sometimes a reminder can help us to be sure and ask what experience a REALTOR has in listing and selling Banning CA real estate. Ask what year they received their license, ask how many deals they've done, ask how many listings they currently have, ask if they have experience in the kind of sale you're interested in buying or selling: short sales, foreclosures, land sales, etc..
Third, be sure to "examine" your potential Banning real estate agent's competency. The business of real estate is just like any other business, and the more competent an agent is, the more effective he or she can work for you and your needs. This is the most difficult gauge to measure because you will need to get to know them a bit. But with the internet, you can do a lot of investigating without even talking with them. Simply Google their names and phone numbers, maybe even their company names along with theirs; you'll be surprised by what you can find! Another great way to find out if they are the kind of person you might want to work with is to check out their Facebook page, if you can get access. If you find pictures of them in "compromising" pictures, you may want to find someone else!
I hope this quick blog helped you in what to consider when hiring a Banning, California real estate agent, and please consider us:
We are Todd and Devona Garrigus, and we are Banning REALTORS. We have worked and live in the Pass area since 2007, and we've been in real estate since 2008. We have extensive experience in short sales, standard sales, foreclosures, and even land sales and commercial sales. We work for the reputable broker Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters and our office, located at the corner of Highland Springs and 6th Street, serves the Banning and Beaumont areas.
If you'd like to call and ask us a few questions, please call us at (888) 9-List-It. That's (888) 954-7848. Or just email us at GarrigusRealEstate@yahoo.com