When there is an open job position in the workforce, an interview takes place to discuss the candidate’s experience, qualifications and more. Why should this be any different when looking for a real estate agent? Whether you are buying or selling, it is important to research thoroughly and consider these 4 things before making a decision on who to work with:
- Experience: How long has the realtor been in the business? How many homes have they sold over the span of their career? If acting as the listing agent, how quickly do their homes tend to sell? These are all important factors when choosing a realtor, especially in today’s world where the market is hot and homes can be hard to come by.
- Testimonials: While you may want to trust everyone at face value, don’t automatically buy everything the agent tells you. Research them online and on social media for testimonials and reviews on their work. Are they easy to work with? What is their personality type? Gather this information to decide whether or not they may be the best fit for you.
- Full Time: Is real estate their full-time career and #1 priority, or do they keep it on the side for fun and additional money? If you want someone that is easily accessible at all times and can respond to you quickly in time-sensitive situations, look for someone who works full-time in the real estate business.
- How Do They Market: If you are looking for a listing agent to sell your current home, pay attention to their marketing practices and review their previous listing history. Can they work with you to market the home in a way that fits your preferences and schedule? If not, you may want to keep looking. Marketing experience is important for anyone with a people-focused job and you want to know that they pay special attention to the way the rest of the market views their work.
Hiring the right agent is crucial and we are here to help. Call today or visit our team page for a comprehensive list of real estate agents in the BHHS Beazley, REALTORS family as well as their achievements and qualifications.