When it comes to searching for a real estate agent, there are some things that everyone should consider whether you are the buyer or the seller in the transaction. Here are a few of the traits to look for when choosing your next agent.
Communication is key!
There are enough stresses when it comes to buying or selling a home. The last thing anyone needs is to be associated with an agent that is horrible at communication. The real estate market is quick and changes rapidly. You need an agent that responds quickly to situations. This can be the difference in you selling your home or getting the house of your dreams. A good agent will adapt very easily to the different modes of communication and act accordingly. So whether it is a quick text, an email, or a phone call; your agent should be one voice you hear often.
Being active and motivated!
Everyday counts in real estate transactions regardless of what side of the transaction you are on. You always want an agent that is actively looking for ways to attract potential buyers or looking for new listings for their clients. They should always be very motivated to succeed in every transaction. This will be very apparent in their attitude, actions, and communications.
Knowing the Whys and Whens
A real estate agent should know as much information about their customer which includes the whys and whens. It is always a good practice to understand any specific timelines regarding the sale or purchase, motivations of the client or seller, and and special needs surrounding the transactions. No two transactions in real estate a ever the same so knowing all the information possible will help everything move along smoother.
References? No Problem!
A good real estate agent isn’t afraid to give you a list of names that you can call for references regarding their work. If a potential agent shies away from this, it may be a warning sign that this is someone you shouldn’t be involved with. Be sure to call the references that you are provided and get a feel for the agent you’ll be working with.