Buying or selling a home? Here’s how to choose the right Realtor.
- Know the terms
- Take their experience into consideration
- Think local
- Look for a good match
- Find a Realtor who communicates well
The terms agent and Realtor get used interchangeably, but there’s a difference between the two. Not all agents are Realtors. The term Realtor refers only to agents who are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Members subscribe to a strict code of ethics.
One of the first things you should ask a Realtor is how long they’ve had their license, as well as how long they’ve been representing buyers and sellers in the area. Choosing someone with considerable experience ensures that they have the knowledge and expertise needed to handle real estate transactions effectively.
Buyers and sellers should work with a local expert. Only a Realtor who knows the area can keep you informed of market trends and recent developments affecting the transaction. They can also give you information on schools, amenities, taxes, and the community overall. They’re also most likely to have connections that can help make the transaction go smoothly.
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a handful of Realtors with the right expertise, make sure to choose someone whom you like and trust. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll be spending a lot of time with your Realtor, so choose someone you’re compatible and comfortable with.
Pay attention to how the Realtor asks questions and listens to your questions. You should also find out whether or not they will make themselves available to you during the transaction – this means returning calls and emails as soon as possible.
With these tips in mind, we’re confident you’ll find that Vanderhoef Properties is the perfect fit. Call us, Vanderhoef Properties LLC at 248-953-3305, or send an email to Sales(at)VanderhoefProperties(dotted)com if you’re buying or selling property in Michigan.