Why Choose a

“Real Estate Agent?”

Now more than ever, buyers and sellers need guidance from an experienced real estate professional. According to experts at Keeping Current Matters, having a Realtor is more important than ever, thanks to rising interest rates and home prices.

Here’s where a Realtor can offer the most help:

What do you do with all this paperwork?

A true real estate professional is an expert in the market and can guide people through the stacks of state-regulated paperwork necessary to make a transaction a reality.

Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?

According to the same sources, there are more than 230 possible actions that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Buyers and sellers need an expert to lead the way from start to finish.

Are you a good negotiator?

From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible) to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are at least 11 different people that sellers will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to during the process.

Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

Hiring an agent who has their finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying/selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

Once you decide to list your home with an agent, you faced with another very important question:

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent?

A real estate purchase is often the most significant investment a person makes. Choosing the right agent is an important step toward meeting your long term financial goals.

Start by seeking referrals from trustworthy contacts. Speak with previous buyers and sellers who have found a reliable agent with exemplary integrity, clear communication skills and a diligent work ethic.

Look for someone who has experience and market knowledge in the neighborhoods you like, and be sure to interview several agents to see if personalities, communication styles and personalities match.

Click here to meet some of the expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Attentiveness and technological proficiency are also especially valuable traits. Clients should expect frequent calls, texts or emails with informative updates and helpful advice.

Be sure an agent has the experience to know the market well enough to price the home properly so that its sales price will be maximized. The agent should also have experience in negotiating transactions in order to be sure to get the deal done.

A qualified professional should offer excellent negotiation skills and a solid marketing strategy, which are both vital for success in today’s market.