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Taking the Time to Find the Right Real Estate Agent for You

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes BR564219000

Finding the right real estate agent is crucial when navigating the myriad details of buying or selling your home, often one of the largest transactions in your life. You'll want a REALTOR who not only possesses the necessary education but also exudes compassion and excellent communication skills.

It's essential to recognize that not all real estate agents are cut from the same cloth. If you're a type A personality, your ideal match might differ from someone with a right-brained, creative disposition. Likewise, if you're a dreamer seeking a connection on a spiritual level, a strictly analytical, by-the-book agent might not be the right fit. The perfect match exists for every home-seller and buyer; it just takes a bit of time to find it.

Consider key aspects in your search for the right agent:

Determining the Listing Price:

Look for an agent who can substantiate their suggested listing price by showcasing comparable properties sold in the past 3-6 months. Ideally, they should provide addresses, photos, and sale prices, and it's even better if they have personally been involved in those sales.

Importance of Marketing:

Evaluate their marketing materials, including their website, property presentations on real estate portals, brochures, signboards, and newspaper advertisements. Focus on consistency of branding, quality, readability, and the use of descriptive and eye-catching wording. Ensure their presentation prioritizes your needs over showcasing their own achievements.

Negotiation Skills:

Test their negotiation skills by asking them to adjust their commission. A skilled negotiator should be willing to advocate for their compensation. If you've worked with them before, reflect on whether they secured the best deal for you during previous transactions.

Caring Attitude:

Observe their behavior during open houses, arriving early and demonstrating a genuine interest in your needs. Take note of any promises they make regarding follow-up actions and see if they uphold their commitments. A caring agent is one who prioritizes your concerns and needs.

Building a Positive Reputation:

Seek an agent with a track record of happy clients. Ask for testimonials and inquire about recent successful transactions. A reputable agent should willingly share positive feedback from satisfied clients.

Long-Term Relationship:

The dream agent is one who remembers you long after the sale, indicating a commitment to building lasting relationships.

Consider all these factors as you embark on the journey of finding the perfect real estate professional for your unique needs and preferences.  You might just make your perfect match!




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If I can assist you in your home buying or selling in Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, or Vail, please don't hesitate to call me!  Email at Cara@SWDeserthomes.com

Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes


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Comments (5)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

In absence of receiving a referral from a friend, consumers should interview several agents when considering a real estate transaction..

Feb 19, 2024 06:35 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Families on the move will appreciate your local real estate reports.

Bill Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 19, 2024 06:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Cara - in real estate or as part of everyday life, connection matters.  And it can make a significant difference. 

As you say in your post, all real estate agents are not alike nor all people.   What makes a good match for one does not work so well another.  It can take time or happen relatively easy.   Patience can help, so can plenty of self-awareness combined with gut instincts.  

Feb 19, 2024 06:49 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Gut instincts can guide us in many areas, Michael Jacobs. Having lifelong clients is a significant key to success - one that you obviously utilize in Pasadena! 

Feb 19, 2024 08:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share with home buyers and home sellers.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Feb 19, 2024 09:56 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your advice is spot on!  Your clients are very lucky to have you representing them with their real estate needs in Tucson!

Feb 20, 2024 05:26 AM