When you’re looking for a house to call your home for the foreseeable future, you are embarking on a long, thoroughly detailed process. After all, a decision that is going to dictate the next chapter of your life should not be made with anything less than the utmost care.
One of the first major milestones in that process is finding the right realtor. Without carefully selecting your realtor, you could wind up on the wrong end of a bad deal, or even miss what would have been the perfect home for you altogether.
But there are so many realtors out there. How can you know you’ve found the right one?
Here are three things to look for in your realtor.
As is the case in most things in life, the more experience in the field a realtor accumulates, the better realtor that individual will become. Everybody has to start somewhere, and getting a young, hungry realtor can certainly have its benefits. But as a buyer or seller, you want the most experienced realtor you can possibly find. An experienced realtor will be able to easily answer any questions, think quickly on his or her feet and adjust and adapt if necessary. That’s exactly what you want in your corner.
The real estate world is constantly changing, and a good realtor knows how to not only adapt on the fly but adapt ahead of time. The ability to detect and address problems before they actually present themselves to you is of paramount importance in the real estate sector. So you’ll want to find a realtor who is proactive, as opposed to reactive, in as many situations as possible. There are going to be enough times where your realtor has to adjust and react in real-time, and how your realtor does so is certainly important. But the key is to find a realtor who limits the occasions in which he or she is taken aback and has to react quickly, and can instead jump on top of any stumbling blocks in advance.
Clear, open lines of communication are critical between a buyer or seller and the realtor. Your ideal times to have a meeting or a phone conversation during the day may fluctuate, but for a transaction as big as buying or selling your house, you deserve a realtor who can put you first and always make time for you. By the same token, you’ll want to be sure you’re going with a full-time realtor as opposed to a part-time realtor. Oftentimes, part-time realtors have other time commitments and priorities, meaning it could be difficult for them to give you the attention and effort that you deserve.
At Drew Sineath & Associates, we can truthfully tell you that each and every one of our talented realtors checks all the above boxes, and then some. If you’re looking for a realtor to help you buy or sell your home, reach out to us today!