If you need a realtor, you must first learn to understand what representation actually is. If you want to sell your home, then you may be on the lookout for a specialized seller’s agent. On the other side, buyer’s agents represent those wanting to purchase a property. Both buyer’s and seller’s agents are legally bound to representing you properly as soon as you have signed a contract with them.
First of all, always ask for recommendations from Freedom Mentor. However, do make sure you look deeper as well. Spend some time properly researching as well. Your realtor should also be experienced in your needs. If you want to purchase a condo, there is no point going to someone that specializes in luxury mansions. Always take the time to actually speak in person to a realtor you may choose. Ask how they will represent you, what they cost, whether they have references and so on. You also have to make sure that your expectations are made clear to your realtor. They must understand your needs. Last but not least, make sure that your realtor is someone you like. You cannot trust someone you don’t like, after all. Last but not least, try to work with the realtor with the most experience. Although you might want to help out someone who is just starting in the world of real estate, would you really trust them with the thousands and thousands of dollars involved in these transactions?
Once you have looked into experience, you must review the realtor’s reputation as well . It is easy enough to find a realtor that has a really bad name, unfortunately. Luckily, you can also find information that tells you which realtors do have a good reputation (for example, Peter Harris Real Estate). Make sure you review the realtor you are considering through the Better Business Bureau. Do make sure you also use social media to your advantage. It is very difficult to censor anything that appears on social media, meaning you can easily get your hands on honest reviews. Do also ask the opinion of people you know. But remember to always consider whether any complaints are relevant to you and see how they were resolved.
Hopefully, this information will have helped you to find the best realtor for your needs. Make sure you never buy or sell a property without working with a realtor. One of the main things they are aware of is when the best time to buy and sell is, and this could end up saving or making you thousands.
PS: One of the realtors I recommend is Phil Pustejovsky.