Buying real estate either as a place to live or as an investment is a big financial risk on your end. Although if you buy in the right area at the right price you are usually going to end up making a lot of money in the long term, if you're not careful you could end up making a poor investment. One of the best ways to ensure that you and all of your real estate needs are taken care of is to hire a realtor that you trust, that's experienced, and that listens to everything that you want.
Before you hire the first real estate agent that you meet, you may want to consider interviewing several of them so that you end up with working with someone that is the best fit for you. Here are some things that you should look for.
How long has the realtor been in business for? What kinds of properties do they have experience buying and selling? Are they proprieties similar to the ones that you are looking for? How many homes have they sold and helped buyers get in the past? By having someone who is experienced on your side of things you can rest assured that:
- They are going to help you get the best deal because they are familiar with the market
- They are going to know if there are problems with the house that are obvious
- They are going to be able to show you different zip codes that fit all of your needs
- They are going to know a good investment vs a bad one
Someone You Vibe With
When you work with a real estate agent, you don't need to be best friends, but you want to ensure that your personality types match each other's. For instance if you are someone who is more of a Type A personality and you like to be on top of everything all the time, choosing a realtor that's more lackadaisical won't necessarily be someone that will work for you. Instead, you will want to choose a real estate agent who is going to inform you of all steps along the way, that's detailed, and very responsive to your emails and text messages.
The last thing you want is to be stuck in a huge real estate transaction with a bunch of money on the line only to be beyond frustrated with your realtor. Your realtor should be someone that you look forward to working with (even when times get stressful). Keep these things in mind when you are looking for a realtor.Share