Selecting the Right Real Estate Agent For You
It is vital for you as a home buyer or home seller to feel comfortable with who you select as your Edmonton Real estate agent. Your real estate professional can put thousands of dollars more in your pocket, save you hours of time and energy, and make you real estate experience as pleasant as possible.
Now not every Real estate agent is good for every person. It is important that you think of what type of real estate pro you want to work with. Here are some things you should look for:
Experience - I feel uncomfortable handing over my brand new car to my 16 year old daughter to drive. Why? Because I don't know that she has enough experience to drive it correctly. The same goes with your Real estate agent. They should have some experience in the field, in sales, or in working with people - and having a lot of all 3 is preferred!
Skill - They should know what they're doing; in fact, they should know more than most. However, the most important thing is that whoever you choose also knows what they don't know, and how to get that information from a trusted source quickly and efficiently.
Communication Skills - The key to a good communicator has as much to do with listening as it does about speaking. Make sure that your real estate agent makes you feel like you're being heard!
Organization - The real estate industry is one that can be feast or famine as far as work goes, and many Real estate agents will keep adding to their workload during the busy months. However, being disorganized could means that your needs aren't being met. Make sure your Real estate agent shows up on time, brings what they said they would bring, and does what they say they would do in a timely manner.
Professionalism - This is something that makes a big difference. Having someone who is professional means that you will not have to worry about unforeseen issues that may pop up - because a real estate prof3essional will have the solutions for you.
Personality - Make sure that your personality is a good fit with your Real estate agents. Some prefer a large personality, while other prefer a more quiet, calculated approach. Whatever your preference is, know what it is and make sure it matches your Real estate agent!
At the end of the day, you will be able to access the same Edmonton MLS® listings and information no matter who you choose. But as the home buying/selling moves forward, that's when it is most important that you are comfortable with the Real estate agent you select.