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How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

Buying and selling a home are among the most important transactions you will make in your life. You will want to have the right agent to guide you through the process.

It’s essential not to go with the first agent you find. A vetting process should be put in place to ensure you hire someone that is a good match. Here are some things to take into consideration.

Ask for Referrals

There are a lot of Conveyancing Agents for Real Estate out there and it can be difficult to find one that is right for you. Instead of scouring through the many agents listed on the internet, try talking to the homeowners in the area you are looking to move to or from. Find out who they used and what their experience was like with that agent.

Look for Personality First

Experience is important, but it’s even more essential to find someone that gets you. You want an agent that understands what you are looking for and the needs of your family. For most people, this will be easy to determine early on.

Sit down with agents before hiring them. Do you feel comfortable with them? Do you trust them? Do you have good chemistry with them? If so, it’s likely they will be on the same page as you when it comes to selling your home or finding a home that works.

Remember that buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience. Therefore, you will want to find someone who is compassionate and has a positive upbeat manner. They will get you through the worst.

Look at Experience

While a good personality is more important than experience, an agent’s record is something you will want to take into consideration. An experienced agent will be able to work out deals and negotiate and they will know what to expect when it comes to contracts and paperwork.

When it comes to experience, there is no ‘magic number’ in terms of how many years an agent should be in the industry to make them qualified. However, you can Google them, check out their website and interview them to get a good idea of how helpful they will be.

Make Sure They Offer Enough Support

You may have a great agent, but if they are taking on a lot of clients at once, they may not have enough time to devote to your house buying or selling needs. When interviewing them, find out how many clients they are currently working with and ask them how they handle their workload.

If they have a strong team backing them, they may have enough staff to help them deal with their responsibilities. If they are a one-person team with a lot of clients, they may be too overwhelmed to take you on as buyer or seller.

A good Real Estate agent can help you find a home and negotiate a good price, but when legal issues arise, you’ll want them to be handled by an expert. Link Law has years of experience in various aspects of real estate law. Schedule a free consultation to find out how we can help you get the best outcome possible.

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