Selecting an Agent

If you’re planning on buying a home, you may have already done some shopping around on your own. However, statistics prove that you’ll be more successful in finding your dream home at the right price with the help of a real estate agent.

A real estate agent, especially one who knows the local market well, can help you find and buy your ideal home, quickly, and make the entire process go smoothly. During a viewing, your real estate agent will give you the inside scoop on that property, so you know the full story. Your real estate agent will also point out desirable features, and potential “issues”, that you might otherwise miss.

When it comes time to make an offer, your real estate agent will present and negotiate it on your behalf. If you don’t have your own real estate agent, you would have to deal directly with the seller’s agent, who is legally obliged to work in the seller’s best interests – not yours.

What to Look For in an Agent

Look for a real estate agent who:

  • Takes the time to understand your needs and goals

  • Explains everything clearly and answers your questions, so you’re never in the dark

  • Has expertise and a track record of success in the local market

  • Knows how to find great properties in your price range

  • Will alert you to new listings, quickly, so you get the jump on those opportunities

  • Will advise you on the best price to offer for the home you want

  • Will skillfully negotiate such things as price, conditions, closing dates, etc. so you get the best deal

  • Will recommend reputable home inspectors, movers and other professionals you may need

Next Steps

The best way to select the right real estate agent, is to meet with him or her in person. Ask questions and see if it's a good fit! To schedule an appointment please call or email, or fill out the contact form.