When you decide to buy or sell a home, your number one tool for success is going to be your real estate agent. They’re your guide, connection to the market, and the person you’ll depend on to secure you the best price for your dream home or value for your property.
Because your realtor can make or break your success in the market, you’ll want to spend a little bit of time determining who is the most equipped to efficiently meet your needs. Start by asking your potential real estate agent these five questions to help you decide if they’re the best person for the job!
1) Do you work full time?
Life in the real estate market can move and change in the blink of an eye. It’s important that you hire someone who will be available for you as soon as you need them to be. You don’t want to miss out on the perfect home because your offer wasn’t in on time!
2) How many of your clients are buyers vs. sellers?
The needs of someone selling their home and those of someone buying a home are quite different. Look for an agent who specializes in what you’re trying to do (listing or buying), or someone with a good ratio of both who will know specific strategies to reach each goal.
3) Can you provide any references?
Ask realtors you’re interviewing if they can provide references from past clients or, even better, if you can contact those clients directly. Learn what it’s like to work with that agent from someone who has experienced it and avoid potentially fake online reviews many websites boast.
4) Which areas do you specialize in?
Different neighborhoods have different types of houses, price ranges, school districts, and amenities. You want your agent to be a good resource for this information in the specific locations where you’re looking to buy or trying to sell.
5) How many clients are you working with currently?
The key here is to find a realtor who’s busy, but not too busy. If they have a lot of business, it probably means they’re good. But you want to make sure they won’t be too busy to give you the time and quality of service you need to succeed in the market.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the beautiful Rockledge or Brevard Counties in Florida, look no further than Peri Kiros for your real estate needs! We know how to tailor our approach to the specific goals and preferences of every buyer or seller in the market.
Call Peri Kiros today and take your first step toward the next great adventure life has in store for you!