THE RIGHT AGENT
If you are considering buying or selling a home there
are probably a thousand questions in your mind. But the first and foremost you should as
is Which Agent Should I Choose? Before you make
your choice there are a number of things you need to consider, let's take a look at the the
most critical questions you should make in your search for the right agent.
How long have you been in the business?
Experience counts for a lot in the real estate business, and it
should be the first thing you ask about. An experienced agent frequently knows the
ins and outs of the business better than someone who's just starting out.
Do you have a written marketing plan for selling
A written marketing plan shows a level of commitment and
organization that's desirable in an agent. It lets every client know what to expect before
the first step is taken.
Do you network with other agents?
In real estate, who you know is every bit important as what you
know. A top agent can put the word out on your home with other top agents, and can help
buyers find prime properties fast.
Do you pre-qualify prospective buyers?
Large organizations and well-established agents
often have a large pool of pre qualified buyers just waiting to see your home.
Do you advertise in prominent publications an on the
An agent who is media-savvy and technologically up-todate will
give buyers and sellers a distinct advantage in today's real estate market.
Do you have any references or past client
testimonials that I can see?
When checking references, look for reliability, results, and
satisfaction. Pay close attention for qualities that you find admirable in others. Be wary
of quotes which appear to be heavily edited.
Do you use the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
The MLS is one of the world's best and largest resources for home
buyers and sellers, and every agent should take advantage of it. There is rarely a
good reason for an agent to bypass the MLS.
What's your policy on staying in touch with clients?
Staying in touch means staying in touch through every stage of your
transaction. Make sure you don't find someone that will be to busy for you.
Why should I choose you as my agent?
Seems like a simple question. but it's not. Too often you will
get an answer like "I will provide great service." What you're looking for is an
answer that will hit at the agent's commitment or integrity. The more genuine the
response, the more likely you found your agent.
I hope that this information has been helpful to you. If
you have questions about anything at all, don't hesitate to contact me, I'd love to help.
Angela Burdick CRS, GRI, ABR,
Office: (303) 738-1380
Direct: (303) 886-1900
5753 S. Prince St. Unit 753