By Cathy Cox
February 19, 2017
many Real Estate Agents… So Little Time
To most of us, taking part in a real estate transaction
is a BIG DEAL! It is a lot of money and
hopefully a commitment in the end. Finding the right agent can make even the
most complex deals less painful or the simplest deals a nightmare. In today’s
world, many people don’t have the time to hunt for the perfect real estate
agent. Here are a few points to consider when looking for the “right” agent.
A good place to start is to ask friends and
family if they know of a real estate agent they trust. This can shorten the time it takes to find an
agent but it is still important to interview the referred agent before signing
a contract. Just because “Uncle Joe”
liked the agent doesn’t always mean the personality fit is good for you.
someone you like and find the communication between the two of you to be easy.
Your agent should listen to what is important to you. It should not feel like a struggle to
Agent experience by itself is
irrelative. There is a lot of moving
parts, new rules and laws in real estate.
It is rare to find two identical transactions. An agent with years of experience will know
how to handle many different situations and has contacts in the industry to
reach out to when there is a complication.
Your newer agent will be eager for the business and work hard to gain
your loyalty and keep you as a client. Agents first starting out also have a
smaller client base so there is more time for you! Many times, the newer agent has an experienced
agent as a mentor. It is not a bad idea for the client; agent and mentoring
agent all meet to make sure the working dynamics meet the client’s
Real Estate agents can cut the stress by being a buffer
in unpleasant situations, being up on the latest rules and laws, and know how
to protect you from ending up in a bad real estate deal. Finding the right “fit” can turn a one-time
business relationship into a friendship.