Finding The Right Real Estate Agent For You!

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Handing Over the House Keys in Front of Sold New Home Against a Blue SkyBuying and selling a home is a very complicated and stressful experience that is often the most important process you will ever go through in your lifetime. Chances are you are like any other buyer or seller and want a qualified and experienced real estate agent to help steer you to a successful transaction.

1.)   Are You Full-Time Or Part Time? – Due to the fact that the real estate market tends to be a very fast paced and competitive environment it pays off to have a full-time real estate agent there to represent you. You want to be sure that your real estate agent will be there for you whenever you need them to be to ensure your real estate transaction is a complete success.

2.)   How Long Have You Been In Real Estate? – This can be tricky due to the fact that more years in real estate does not necessarily equate to a better real estate agent. But sometimes you can learn enough from the way they answer the question to make your decision.

3.)   What Is Your Real Estate License? – Finding out what type of real estate license they hold will tell you a lot about them. Real estate licensing is given out at the state level with most states generally offering two types of licenses for sales and broker. A broker’s license necessitates further education and extra testing which shows a deeper commitment to you the client.

4.)   Is Your License In Good Standing? – You would think this should be something you don’t need to ask but the truth of the matter is it is important that you do. It is important that you now for sure their real estate license is in good standing and no complaints or lawsuits have been filled against them and be sure you get proof in writing.

5.)   How Many Clients Do You Represent? – It is important to find out how many clients your potential agent currently represents. Agents busy with clients tend to be more efficient and successful but watch out for an agent with lots of clients and no recent closings because that could be a red flag.

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