Just because a real estate agent comes highly recommended does not mean that the agent is the best agent for you. Today’s agents need to be well-rounded practicing a number of marketing methods, including tech savvy strategies.
How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent
To start, interview no less than two or three agents and during each there are specific questions you should ask.
Are you a Realtor®? Realtors and real estate agent are not the same. A Realtor® is a member of the National Board or Realtors and is required to obtain more education to obtain their Realtor’s license.
Is your real estate license current and in good standing?
Do you practice real estate full-time or part-time? The answer to this question could mean the difference in the quality of service and attention you receive.
If you are selling your Coachella Valley home, ask the agent if they are you Internet savvy? The agent definitely should be Internet savvy as 94 percent of home buyers begin their search for a new Coachella Valley home for sale via the net. Also, ask the agent how they plan on marketing your home for sale. The agent should be use a combination of both traditional marketing means and the Internet.
How much time do you plan on devoting to my home search / home sell? The agent should be specific in the amount of time they will spend with you searching for your new Coachella Valley home for sale or selling your Coachella home and how they plan to work on your behalf. The agent should also let you know how they will communicate with you during the course of your real estate experience, as well as when and what hours they will be available.