What are the qualities that make up a good real estate agent? Anyone who has ever experienced the process of buying or selling a home or property, alongside a hired realtor, can spot a good real estate agent (or a bad one) pretty easily. Those same people also know that hiring a quality agent can make all the difference throughout the entire process. Buying or selling a home or property is a huge decision and investment, and knowing that you have a quality real estate agent by your side can make for smarter decisions and a more pleasurable experience overall. So, here are some tips for knowing a good real estate agent when you’ve got one.
Here you are making one of the biggest investments of your life – buying or selling a home is a huge decision not to be taken lightly. A good real estate agent knows this and in return will make an investment in YOU. When you notice your real estate agent taking the time to get to know you and your goals for the future, you know that you’ve got a good one.
…Your Questions are Almost Always Answered before You Ask Them
A good real estate agent is always one step ahead of the game. They can typically know what questions you are going to have before you even ask them, which is what allows them to keep you well informed throughout the process of buying or selling a home.
Setbacks are basically a given when it comes to real estate transactions. As a client, these setbacks can sometimes be extremely upsetting, but a good real estate agent is accustomed to these unforeseen events and can keep you calm in the process of handling them, keeping things as stress-free as possible.
…They Know the Area like the Back of Their Hand
This is a big one. Whether you are buying or selling a home, having a realtor that is knowledgeable about your areas of interest makes a huge difference. A good, seasoned real estate agent should be able to give you ample information about different areas, and even be able to steer you in the right direction of the area that meets your wants/needs as a client.
…They Don’t Keep You Waiting or Leave You Hanging
When you are in the midst of a real estate transaction and an unexpected issue arises, there is nothing worse than not being able to get in touch with your agent. A good realtor will be available to answer questions or address issues promptly if and when they arise.
…They are Honest and Straightforward
There are few things worse than a real estate agent who is only out for himself/herself, and unfortunately there are plenty of them out there. We all have a gut instinct and this is one of those times to use it. It isn’t too hard to spot a realtor who is genuine and honest in their dealings with a client. When you find one, don’t let them go!
Are you looking to buy or sell real estate property here in South Walton? Melissa Clements is a seasoned real estate agent with years of experience and ample knowledge of this area. Contact her today to answer your questions and help you get started on your journey to buying or selling a home.