December, 2009

The What, Where, and How of Finding Real Estate Agents: 2

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

agent 4Still, where do you start finding successful real estate agents? Actually, one of the best sources you will be able to find is your friends, your family members, your colleagues, your acquaintances: the people you already know, in other words.

Find people who have worked with real estate agents in the area. They will be able to give you a solid recommendation, whether good or bad. Remember, you want an agent who is highly professional, who knows who to be aggressive, who has the killer instincts.

Checking out real estate agencies with good funding can be helpful as well, because they tend to have high standards for the agents who work there.

An agency with published standards is even better, because then you can find out what you are getting into well ahead of time.

The What, Where, and How of Finding Real Estate Agents: 1

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

agent 3When you are in the market (ha ha, forgive the slight pun) for a real estate agent, your best bet is to look for a successful one. Check around the neighborhoods you are interested in, and see which real estate agents seem to have had the most success with selling homes in that area. Typically, there were will two or three agents who are doing a lot of the selling — and closing — in the area.

Another sure sign of a successful real estate agent is the number of houses he or she has listed; the more listings, the better. For that matter, real estate agents who have full page ads also tend to be more successful.

Naturally, you want the most successful real estate agent you can find. For that reason, sorry to say, you may want to stay away from agents who only do the job on a part time basis.