Heyyyyy guys! I’m happy to bring you more Tips by the Sea. This time, I’ve got lots to say about how to choose a realtor.
- Make sure you find a local pro. Make sure you have somebody who’s done multiple trades, is well established, and knows how to get deals done. Also, be sure to ask about what services your agent provides. Does the agent just help you find a house and then leave you to fend for yourself? Do they provide guidance throughout the entire process? Do they have a team of professionals that they work with (like loan officers, home inspectors, etc.) that can help make your life easier?
- Make sure your time frames match. If you wake up early and are a morning person, you’re not going to want to work with somebody who likes to sleep in and gets rolling at 10 AM. Find somebody whose time frame matches yours so that you can be productive together.
- Make sure you trust your realtor. Realtors sometimes have to deliver bad news, you want someone who you can trust to do that for you.
- Make sure you have compatible personalities. Buying houses is a very intimate process- you spend a lot of time together. You want to be able to be yourself and feel comfortable with this person.
A lot goes in to choosing a realtor, and it can be a daunting task! If you start here, you will be in great shape! As always, if you have any questions feel free to send us a message or give us a call. And be sure to follow us on social media to catch all the new Tips by the Sea!