You have every right to want the best real estate agent whenever you’re buying or selling a home. Lucky for you that’s exactly what we’re going to focus on. You’ve come to the right post, so let’s get started!
Talk to a lender prior to hiring a real estate agent. People looking for homes hire real estate agents, and without any thought, dip right into home searching without even speaking to a lender. Speaking to a lender is important in learning more about what you can and can’t afford. Getting Pre-approved will help you discover any underlying issues early on. Not to mention it will help with the amount they are willing to let you borrow. Pre-approval is very important in competitive markets!
Get referrals from your network. Don’t be afraid to ask people you know for referrals of real estate agents they work or have worked with in the past. Finding someone who has experience working with clients who share similar situations is ideal.
Do research on your potential candidates. Take a look at their online website. Honestly, take a look at their social media too! Check on the reviews they get and ask yourself how you feel once doing your research on them.
Interview your potential real estate agents. Dont skip this! This is a great way to get to know and understand your potential realtor a bit more. Find one who knows your situation and is aware of where you stand financially.
Request references and check them. Yes, that’s right. Ask your real estate agent for references whom you can contact to get an honest opinion of them.
Don’t ignore your gut feeling. It’s always smart to do research and to look at things logically, but do not under any circumstance ignore your gut feeling! If you don’t feel comfortable or can’t seem to trust your agent then DON’T DO IT.
Triple check your contract. This one is simple and straight to the point! Unfortunately, people mistake simple for unimportant and end up learning the hard way. At least double-check it! We promise you it won’t hurt.