How to Find the Best Realtor

How Do You Find the Best Realtor?

best realtorFinding the best Realtor can seem like a daunting task.  Especially when there are so many to chose from!  If you are buying or selling real estate, it is important to identify  a knowledgeable real estate professional.

For example, if you are interested in buying or selling a home in a golf community, then you want to be sure you are working with a real estate expert in golf communities.

Thankfully, there are a few easy steps you can take to identify the strongest agent for your needs.  When you are ready to start your search for the right real estate professional, ask these questions:

 1. Is the Agent Full-Time?

You want to be sure you are working with an agent that works full-time in the real estate industry.  There are lots of agents who only work part-time as a way to supplement their income.  You want to work with an agent who considers real-estate a career.  They will be more knowledgeable about real estate trends and will have more experience working with buyers and sellers such as yourself.

2. Research Your Agent Online

What kind of presence does your agent have on the internet?  What is his or her reputation?  Nowadays, 96 percent of buyers begin their home search on the internet and you want to be sure the person you work with is well established and has good exposure and reviews on the internet and social media.

3. Testimonials from other Buyers and Sellers

Most importantly, ask potential agents for references from other buyers and sellers.  An agent who has solid references will be looking out for your best interest throughout the entire real estate transaction.

4. Interview Prospective Agents

When you hire an agent you want to be sure they are familiar with the types of properties you are interested in buying or selling.  For example, if you live in a golf community,  you want to be sure your agent is knowledgeable about your community as well as other  golf communities.

5. Experience

How much experience does your prospective agent have?  Are they just getting started or have they been in the industry long enough to have the extensive knowledge of market trends and data.  Do they have the negotiating expertise to maximize your real estate transaction.

So when you are ready to buy a home or condo in Naples or Bonita Springs, let me be your guide!  I have more than 15 years of  knowledge and expertise to help you with your real estate purchase in Southwest Florida.

Contact me and I can help you find the home that will match your lifestyle.

About Matt Klinowski

October 23, 2016 Posted by Matt