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Did you know…finding the right realtor can make all the difference in your home buying and selling experience! It’s a big undertaking and you need a professional who is savvy and easy to work with but searching for just the right person can be a bit daunting. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for finding your perfect match.
Your research! You want to make sure you’ve vetted your potential agent for experience, track record and fantastic client service. Talk to friends, search the web, check out potential candidates’ social media to get some insight on how they do their job. Interview at least three agents before you decide to move forward so you can be sure of a good fit.
Get referrals. Referrals from friends, colleagues, acquaintances – anyone whose judgement you trust and who’s had a successful relationship with their realtor (especially on more than one transaction) is a good place to start.
Find a high-volume professional with years of experience. It means they’ve earned and garnered the reputation that gets them results.
Follow your gut. Only in meeting with a potential real estate partner can you determine if you like each other and will work well together. Hire someone you connect with who will walk you effortlessly through each stage of the transaction to reduce your stress and meet your goals.
Miss an opportunity to meet local realtors – visit open houses in your area and check local listings so you can meet different candidates. First impressions count!
Hire a friend or relative – there’s a reason they say business and friendships don’t mix. The relationship can be friendly but should stay professional.
Pick someone based on their name or photo. Going into the relationship blind can bring about unforeseen disaster – ask for referrals and talk to former clients if possible.
Flip a coin or consult your Magic 8 Ball. This is a partnership that may last a few months, so take your time and do your best to get it right! You want to feel comfortable asking any and all questions and know that you can reach out to your agent at any time. The right realtor will make buying and selling a home or office as painless as possible and will celebrate your success with you!
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