The logistical process of buying and selling homes is led on by professionals to be a mysterious, daunting process that is best left to professionals. It’s important to know that you, as a potential buyer or seller, have more control on the process than you may realize. In order to make sure you’re on a good track for buying or selling a house, make sure you have a trustworthy realtor who also possesses these qualities:
-A Full-Time Licensed Agent- you want a realtor who is able to dedicate time to you whenever you need it, whether you have questions or there is an issue that needs to be resolved.
-Passionate- it’s important to have a realtor who really cares about what they do.
-Market Smarts- knowing the area’s market inside-out can help you get a better deal or a quicker sale.
-Creative- the creativity of a realtor will shine through in how they are able to describe different properties.
-An Agent Who Networks- be sure that your realtor has many connections that they can call when something is needed, such as a credible home inspector.
-Has a Licensed Assistant- your realtor will not always be around every time you need them. Make sure your realtor has at least one licensed assistant for when you’re in need and your realtor is not available.
-Well-Respected- you want your realtor to be known in the community to be a trustworthy and honest person.
-Know What Kind of Agent You Need- Look for a listing agent when you are selling your home and a buying agent when you’re a buyer.
-Strong Internet Presence- you want your realtor to be well-versed in the web with a strong website. This way, as a seller, you can be sure that your listing will have traffic.
-Timely- your realtor should be on time for any meetings and they should promptly respond to any calls. If they do not, this lag in communication could manifest as an issue down the road.
-Approachable- you will be working with this person for some time, so you want to be sure you can easily communicate with them. They should also be a good listener, as your goals and needs are important in the transaction.
Keep these tips in mind when searching for a realtor, whether you are buying or selling a home. Don’t forget that E.E. Ward will have your back with all your moving and storage needs!