By financen | September 27, 2013 - 6:15 pm - Posted in Real Estate

Finding a good real estate is important, especially for first time home buyers because obtaining your first loan, as well as locating the perfect home that will meet your needs, is a complex process. And trying to sell your property without the aid of a seasoned pro could cost you thousands of dollars in lost profit. First and foremost, you want to find an experienced agent. One way to do this is to go online and search the agent’s MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for the area you are interested in.

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Look for an agent that has multiple and professional listings.
Buying and selling real estate has always been competitive, but it is even more so in today’s economy. There are many agents to choose from, and you are most likely to find someone who will work hard for you if you know the right questions to ask.

Once you have narrowed your search to a half dozen agents, prepare a list of pertinent questions to help you choose a qualified agent. If possible, meet the agent in his or her workplace—that is out in the field. There are several ways to do this: go to open houses that the agent is hosting. It doesn’t matter if you are interested in that particular home, you are there to see how the agent “sells” the home and to get a feel for what type of working relationship you might have with the agent. You can also ask friends and neighbors to recommend their agent.

Some important questions to ask a prospective agent include their length of employment as a real estate agent, how many homes they have sold, how many homes they have sold in the previous year, whether or not they work full-time, how much commission they take, and if they have a website. If all answers are satisfactory, take the time to visit the agent’s website before you make a decision. A poorly designed website could mean less exposure for the home you want to sell, or a poor selection of homes to choose from if you are considering buying.

A great website to consult for more tips and information about choosing a real estate agent, is http://www.agentharvest.com/what-to-ask-a-real-estate-agent. Whatever you do, don’t sign an agreement of any kind until you have thoroughly vetted the agent you have in mind.

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