Top Ten Suggestions for Selecting a Real Estate Agent

 

In order to find a real estate broker or agent who meets your needs and makes your buying or selling experience a positive one, CENTURY 21 Ways Station makes the following suggestions when choosing a real estate agent.

 

  1. Do not blindly walk into or call a neighborhood firm and ask for an agent randomly.
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  3. Ask friends and family for recommendations.
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  5. Interview several real estate agents:

     

    • Find out their history with a brokerage, their experience and background.
    • Guage their knowledge of your previous towns.
    • Ask for a list of previous clients and their phone numbers or email address.
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  7. Pay attention to whether or not a potential agent is listening closely to what you say.

     

    • Is he or or she asking follow-up questions which prompt further explanation?
    • If so, do the follow-up questions assist the agent in understanding your needs and wants?
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  9. Give a potential agent the opportunity to educate you.

     

    • A good agent should walk a customer through the buying or selling process before ever showing properties or discussing a specific transaction.
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  11. Have a good idea of what you expect from an agent and communicate these expectations.

     

    • How often do you want to hear from your agent?
    • Do you want to hold meetings at your house rather than the real estate office?
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  13. Weight the benefits of working with an experienced agent versus a novice.

     

    • An experienced agent may have more insight, however, a new agent may have more innovative ideas, or more energy and time.
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  15. Find an agent who complements your personality.

     

    • If you like to start your day at 7:00 am, don't choose an agent who arrives at the office at 10:00 am.
    • If your preferred method of communcation is email, don't choose an agents whose most advanced technology is a fax machine.
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  17. Evaluate the agent's firm or office.

     

    • Look for a real estate organization whose agents can empower you with real estate expertise and resources and provide first-rate customer service.
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  19. Look for an agent who will be your partner.

     

    • Find someone you trust, who will give you all the facts, help you make intelligent, well-informed decisions, and work with you throughout the entire process.

 

The real estate agents of CENTURY 21 Ways Station are ready to assist with professional, courteous, and helpful guidance throughout your real estate transaction. Please let us know how we can help you! Contact us today!

 

Put the POWER OF GOLD to work for YOU!

 

CENTURY 21 Ways Station
is a proud winner of the CENTURION® Office Award for the
years 2001-2007.
This award is given to those offices achieving outstanding real estate performance.

Our professional real estate agents stand ready to assist you with all your real estate needs!

Tip of the Day  

The Price of Your Home

 

Why is it that some homes sit on the market for a year while others sell like hot cakes? Frustrated sellers will blame a bad market, while a good real estate professional will tell you that many times, a slow sale is often attributed to the listing price.

If a home is overpriced, buyers will stay away. But, if the price is competitive with similar homes in the area and "shows" better than the competition, it will have a better chance of being sold quickly.

 

 

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