When you are selling your home, you want to know that your sale is in good hands. When you are buying a new one, you want to know that your realtor can find you the right place for your family. For most of us, real estate is a whole new world with new rules and incredible complexities. We rely on our real estate agent to guide us to the right deal. So how do you choose the right one? The recipe for the right real estate agent is simple: experience, local knowledge, and great reviews.
Experience in the Business
As with any profession, experience and qualifications are important. In real estate, experience doesn’t always add up to the perfect realtor, but it is a good starting point. A realtor with years of experience knows the business well and likely has the contacts necessary to find you a great place. An experienced realtor has dealt with many clients over years of work, and knows how to find compromises that suit a whole family. Look for an individual or a company with licensed and bonded agents, and go from there.
Trust your References
Your friends and family have all been through the real estate game before, and they likely put in the effort to find the right realtor for them. These people can be great resources. Ask them about their experience and what they liked and disliked about it. If they can’t say enough good things about their realtor, you might want to find out who they worked with and get in touch with them. One of the lesser known aspects of choosing a realtor is finding a personality match. Finding a new home or selling your old one is a very personal experience, and a compatible realtor can ease you through it.
Look for Local Expertise
If you’re looking to move to a new area, a local expert is invaluable. They can tell you about the best neighborhoods, schools, community events, and other insider details. Many realtors spend their careers getting to know a particular area in great depth. They know who to talk to, and have a good idea of which properties are about to open up. A realtor that has a hyper local focus can be a great asset.
At Clagett Enterprises, we have extensive experience serving the greater Frederick area and Western Maryland, since 1987. Our team is a full service real estate company that’s ready to help you with your real estate needs. Speak with a Clagett professional at 301-665-6009, or request a proposal for preventive maintenance here. Make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.