When you decide to purchase a new home – one you have always dreamt of having – maybe you should do some checking before appointing a real estate realtor to help in the process. There are dozens and dozens of real estate realtors listed online and in other advertising mediums so how would you know which one to choose. A few guidelines are listed below:
- Like in any other profession, experience is important. Unless a realtor has been successful in selling real estate and has given good service, he would not have lasted in the business, especially as it is commission-based. Experience will also have given the realtor an opportunity to face different situations so he would be able to handle different scenarios.
- Written and verbal recommendations would be useful if the realtor can produce the same.
Check if the realtor is working alone or is part of a team. If he is part of a team such a setup could prove more beneficial. With many members to help out you will gain from a wide level of experience. At the time of hiring you need to check whether you will be allotted one particular agent to work with, or each time be serviced by any of the team members who happen to be free. Working with one agent is recommended.
- Some real estate realtors cover large areas when it comes to buying and selling, and some concentrate only in nearby neighbourhoods. Since you do not want to be too limited in your search for that dream home, look for a realtor who can provide you with a decently wide choice.
- An experienced realtor will generally have good contacts with other professionals in the related industry. Information on people like building contractors, government inspectors, professional lenders etc. could prove useful when you are planning to build or buy a home.
Finally you should check with the shore realtors on the communication level. The realtor needs to keep you – or any of your family members, updated at regular intervals on any progress made, whether it be via phone, online etc.