Finding the right real estate partner is like finding a shoe that fits. Since no two real estate agents are the same, it can be hard finding a someone that is right for you. To help home buyers expedite their path to homeownership, J.Christopher Real Estate Group would like to share a few things you should consider when choosing a realtor.
“Experience is an important factor to consider when choosing a realtor, but it shouldn’t be the driving reason home buyers select an agent,” said Jarrod C. Lewis, owner of J.Christopher Real Estate Group. “Other qualities can be just as important in order to deliver a positive experience.”
One of the most important qualities realtors should have is being honest and ethical, according to a Forbes council. Other non-quantifiable aspects such as the demeanor and reputation of an agent can be important elements in determining whether a realtor is ‘right for you,’ Lewis said.
After thoroughly reviewing expert commentary about this topic, J.Christopher Real Estate Group would like to share things you should look for in your next real estate agent:
Find a realtor that is charismatic
A realtor that has charm will likely be able to influence negotiations. This is an important characteristic to have because it could have an influence on how much you pay for a home.
Learn about their unique real estate experiences
While the length of experience in buying and selling homes is important, home buyers should ask their realtors about unique scenarios they have dealt with and the outcome of those scenarios.
Inquire about their resources and connections
Home buyers should feel confident that their realtor can handle any issue that may arise. One way to do this is by asking an agent about their real estate team and professional network. By asking about their connections, home buyers can relax knowing their realtor can rely on the varied experiences of others to resolve issues that may occur.
Test a realtor’s knowledge of an area
Home buyers should generally pick a realtor that is knowledgeable of specific regions because they will be better suited to match a client with a home they really want. Agents that only sell locally or across the country may not be able to provide buyers with essential information they may need.
Research their professional awards
A professional designation from a national organization typically means a realtor adheres to higher standards and that they have built a solid reputation for customer satisfaction.
Home buyers or sellers looking to make big moves in 2018 can rest assured that they will find these attributes and qualities at J.Christopher Real Estate Group. To get in touch with an agent and take one step closer to acquiring your dream home, call us at 401-830-6906.