Selecting an Agent

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You have made the decision to buy or sell a home, but now comes the time to decide who you will select as your Realtor. Following these simple tips will guide you through the process of selecting your agent in the Santa Clara area.

 

First, review the license for the agent you are considering. When you are reviewing the license, you are looking to see if the agent has had any disciplinary actions, complaints, and what comments are stated about the agent. Reviewing the license provides peace of mind that the agent you are selecting is legitimate and following legal guidelines.

 

Next, review the current listings the agent has on the market. The majority of people will start their home search online. Conduct a brief internet search of the agent, observe the internet presence for the agent, and view how the agent showcases their current listings. The level of presence on the internet provides insight on how the agent will market your home to sell, or availability of homes to show if you are looking to purchase.

 

Ask an agent about properties in your area. Realtors should know the area that you are selling your home or planning to buy in. The agent should know basic information of the area without having to stop and look. Prepared agents will research current listings, homes that just sold, and comparable home prices in your area before speaking with you. An agent that knows your location, and understands the current selling conditions of the area is better equipped to accurately help you price your home and locate a home with value.

 

Review the agent’s current clients and take time to speak with them. If the agent has just performed an open house, speak with the client and ask their opinions about the performance of the agent and the open house. Current clients of the agent have a clear picture of how the agent is currently performing and works to reach your home goals.

 

Last, do not feel rushed or pressured in deciding on an agent quickly, or the first agent you meet. Take the time to sit down and meet with the agent. Make a list of questions, concerns, or topics to discuss with the agent. Ask the agent to present an overview of how the agent would meet your home needs. Speaking with the agent allows you to decide if the agent overall is a good fit for you and your needs.

 

We at Keller Williams Silicon City are here to help you with your real estate needs. When you are ready to discuss your options, call me, Matt Nguyen at (408) 784-1846, or you can send me an email: mattnguyen@kw.com. You can also visit my website for available listings and additional information.             

 

Comments (15)

Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

nice posting. Welcome to Active Rain.

May 28, 2015 05:18 AM
Nancy Pav
Century 21 Redwood Realty - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor

Great first post.  I hope you enjoy the Rain.

May 28, 2015 06:36 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Welocme to ActiveRain, It's great to have you aboard!  I hope to see more of your posts!

May 28, 2015 07:15 AM
Paul McFadden
Responsive Pest Control - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Thank you. This is excellent advice for the consumer. I wish you both well!

May 28, 2015 07:32 AM
Michelle Grunberg
eXp Realty - Ijamsville, MD
When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!

Wonderful first post congrats!

May 28, 2015 10:33 AM
Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

 Excellent job on your post. Welcome to the Rain. I followed you and I am looking forward to reading more from you soon

May 28, 2015 12:23 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Matt - Good things for a buyer or seller to ask of a potential agent.

May 28, 2015 03:26 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Please know that the ambassadors, those of us with orange badges, are here to answer questions as you get started.

May 28, 2015 03:26 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Matt - Welcome to the ActiveRain community, and congratulations on your first post here.

May 28, 2015 03:32 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Hi Matt, This is great advice, congrats on your first post also!

May 28, 2015 03:48 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Matt Nguyen good advice for homeowners who are considering selling.... the first important step is to select the right Realtor for the job....

May 28, 2015 10:24 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and welcome to ActiveRain....with the Google exposure you'll get here, you'll be receiving many new calls....

May 28, 2015 10:24 PM
Matt Nguyen
San Jose, CA
The Agent That WINS- Susan Thai Team Silicon City

Thank You everyone. I am excited to be here in this community. Looking forward to making and reading more blogs . Learning always.

May 29, 2015 03:25 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Never select an agent hastily and never select a friendship nor relationship for that matter.

Jun 04, 2015 03:38 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Yes, you can look forward to a lot of ranking improvements once you get a lot of traction.

Jun 04, 2015 03:40 PM