Buying or selling a home can be an amazing experience. There is the overall excitment of buying something new, especially something as big as a home. In my experience The process can be awesome with the right real estate agent, or underwhelming so to speak, with the wrong agent. What is important to you in an agent may be different for everyone, and with so many brokerages and agents out there to choose from, finding a perfect fit may be more of a challenge than you expected. Working with a an agent who is, trustworthy and one you can feel an authentic connection with, can go a long way in ensuring your property sells at top dollar, or that you what you buy; you're paying a fair price for.
I have complied a few tips based on my experience as an agent!
1. Choose The Person, Not The Years of Experience
I am a firm believer in choosing an agent who works for you and with you in a collaborative partnertship that will help bring your vision to life. Choosing an agent purley on experience, in my experience has pros and cons. I find that in my consultations it's more important for me as an agent is to feel a connection and a level of trust first and once thats established, evalaute how you feel about how speficics of that agents experiene. Experience although it’s good to have, it's not everything. Having an agent that you feel comfortable with and one you can be honest with, will likely service you better. You will likely be spending a lot of time with your agent and a level of comfort is important so you work well together. Take time and have a conversation with your potential agent, from there you'll like see their passion for what they do.
After 20 years in a retail service industry, in my experiece the peole I hired and the ones that were amazing were the ones that were also passionate about life and about the job they were applying for. Sometimes a hungry agent can offer a level of service unmatched by anyone in the world. **
2. Go With Your Gut Feeling
Your brain uses logic and emotion when making a decision, and specifically in my experience, intuition can be a useful guide — your gut feeling. If you're interviewing a real estate agent for the job, first look to what kind of humans they are, how their market knowledge is and do they have the resources needed to answer any and all of your questions. Then, go with your gut feeling. If it feels right, they will likely be the agent that a serves your well. At the end of the day its your decision so how you feel about the agent is important.
3. Find A Compassionate Agent Who Understands You