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Tips to help you find the right real estate agent

Thursday, June 17, 2021   /   by Hans Suhr

Tips to help you find the right real estate agent

Buying or selling real estate is one of the biggest transactions you will ever make in your life, so arming yourself with the very best person to assist you is essential.


Many people select a real estate agent based on recommendations from friends or family and this can be a great place to start. However, it’s still a good idea to make sure that it’s the right fit for you and your needs. 


Whether you’re buying or selling a home, here are some tips that will help you find the perfect real estate agent:


 


1. Talk to several real estate agents before choosing one.


Reach out and talk to a few potential realtors. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions, learn about their experience and working style and their areas of expertise. Some realtors specialize in specific areas, or certain types of properties and you want to make sure that works with your needs as well. 


Finding a realtor with open communication and who will address your questions or concerns is important.


 


2. Find an agent who is an expert on the local area you are interested in. 


Your real estate agent should be familiar with the area you are looking at and be able to answer some questions like the average home sale prices. 


You want to make sure your agent is an expert on the neighbourhoods in which you’re most interested.


Take their answers, but be sure to do a bit of your own research. Finding the right real estate agent should help you feel confident to make the best decisions for you. 


 


3. Your agent should have a solid plan.


Whether you’re buying or selling, your agent should have a strategy in place and to be able to discuss it with you. This open communication will help the plan come into action. 


If you have any questions about the strategy, you should feel comfortable enough with your agent to be able to ask and have an open dialogue about it. 


 


4. Make sure you and your agent have a connection.


You’re going to have to spend some time working with your agent, so make sure the relationship feels right. A good agent will want to build a strong connection with you as well.


Does your agent listen and do they understand your budget requirements and what’s most important to you?


While experience and skills are valuable, your agent needs to understand your expectations, so find one who does.


 


If you are looking for an experienced realtor in the Central Vancouver Island area, please reach out. I am happy to answer your questions and discuss if working together is the right fit for you.