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What to Look for in a Real Estate Agent

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

If you are thinking of selling your house, you might want to consider hiring a real estate agent. Real estate deals are quite complicated and taxing; thus, you will need someone who is very knowledgeable and experienced in this industry. However, not all agents have the same qualities, education, experience, and skills. Selecting the right realtor to help you sell your home is critical. To find the best realtor, you need to do your homework and conduct interviews with the agents you meet; focus on certain factors to determine who is the right agent for the job. So, how do you decide which agent to employ?


A property dealer who has had the most experience in dealing with real estate is more likely to provide you with excellent performance. Although a person who is new in this industry can still perform well, you will feel a lot more secure with an agent who has already sold houses before. Experience is typically associated with knowledge, so you have to make sure that the agent you work with is a licensed expert in the industry. Selling your house is a huge transaction and you will want someone who knows the process and strategies to provide you with the highest possible profit. Some of the things you can inquire about your property dealer are:

  • The years they have been working on the real estate industry
  • The number of properties they have sold in the past year
  • The kind of training courses they have taken up and completed
  • Their license
  • The number of clients they are working with today


Aside from experience, you also have to evaluate the agent's skills. You must ask the potential property dealer:

  • How knowledgeable are they with the technical aspect of being a real estate agent? Do they have in-depth knowledge about title deeds, house inspections, deal conciliations, and valuations?
  • Do they know certain administrative details in real property contracts?
  • Are they continuing their educations to keep up with the changes in real estate laws and technologies?

Resources, clients, and marketing know-how

A good property dealer needs to have numerous resources to help you in your real property transaction. Here are some questions you can ask:

  • How many marketing style can they employ to sell your property?
  • How many photographs of your property will they let the potential buyer see?
  • Do they have a comprehensive website?
  • Who are they connected with, such as marketing teams, agencies, previous clients, or brokers?
  • Additionally, you must also look for some samples of their past marketing and advertising projects.




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