Need A Real Estate Professional?

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Real Estate Agent with Platinum Properties TN lic #340629

Remember playing "house" when you were younger? What fun times! As we grew up, many of us dreamed of having our own, real house. This idea of purchasing your first home can be daunting, especially without the right knowledge. 

Where does one acquire this knowledge? A real estate agent, is a great place to start. A knowledgeable real estate agent can help turn this daunting process into a walk down the yellow brick road, that leads you to your own castle. 

How do I find a great real estate agent, you ask? There are many ways to find an agent, such as through referalls from friends or family, internet searches, meeting them at open houses, etc.. However you chose your agent, one of the most important factors to consider is your repoire with them. You will be working quite closely with this person as you go through this process, so you need to feel comfortable with them. Do they take time to listen to you and understand what you want or need, or are they busy telling you about themselves? Find out what current and past clients have to say about their experiences. Was the agent readily available to them, or did you have to wait long periods to receive a return call? Simply having a license and knowledge of the market is not enough. They need to be focused on you and what you value as important. Don't be afraid to talk with multiple agents, to find the best fit for you and your needs. 

Another consideration is determining if you want to work with a REALTOR® or real estate agent. All REALTORS® are licensed to sell real estate, but not all licensed real estate agents are REALTORS®. Only those that are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) may use the REALTOR® trademark. The members of NAR subscribe to a Code of Ethics that establishes levels of conduct that are higher than ordinary business practices or what is required by law. 

So, you've found an real estate agent, or REALTOR®, what's next? Check out my next post, where I'll discuss finding a lender. 

 

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Clarksville, TN 37040

931-771-9070 Office 308-765-1695 Cell

Michelle Dickison

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Comments (5)

Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Referrals are a great source of businenss for me...many people looking for a real estate agent ask their friends and family for the name of a good agent they may used... 

Jan 07, 2018 12:56 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michelle, great post, and finding a professional to assist in a home purchase or sale through referrals is a great plus.  Welcome to ActiveRain!  

Jan 07, 2018 01:37 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Great post Michelle Dickison and message. Love the photo of "first time" home buyers 

Jan 07, 2018 01:44 PM
Michelle Dickison
Thanks Jeff! Have a fantastic week!
Jan 08, 2018 08:49 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Michelle, You said it best, make sure the agent really cares and will listen to you. Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe and warm.

Jan 12, 2018 04:03 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share.

I hope you are enjoying a most productive month. 

Be sure to follow at least 5 additional members each day to earn points and to build your network.

May 09, 2018 06:18 AM