Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent
Choosing the right real estate agent is essential for ensuring the best outcome in a real estate transaction. However, there are a lot of real estate agents from which to choose, so here are some things you should look out for to help narrow down your list of candidates.
What type of home do they specialize in?
Different real estate agents have different specialties in terms of type of property. For example, one real estate agent might specialize in condominiums, perhaps for first-time homebuyers. On the other hand, there are realtors who are more familiar with larger, single family detached homes. Though you need not choose an agent who specializes in exactly the type of home you want, it is important to work with someone who has the requisite experience in handling transactions like yours.
What do they know about the neighborhood?
The real estate market is not a single market so much as a collection of them. As a result, though many agents advertise themselves as a “neighborhood specialist,” there are only a finite number of neighborhoods in which an individual agent can be such a specialist. In sum, while your realtor doesn’t necessarily have to live in the neighborhood in which you are buying, he or she should have some familiarity and be able to access as much information about the neighborhood as possible.
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