By:Vicki Holton-The Kirk Holton Team
In the first part of our series we talked about the wrong reason to choose an agent. She is your mom’s best friend from High School, You met him at your child’s soccer game…certainly these can all be ways in which you are ultimately introduced to the right agent, but be sure to do your homework.
Below are a list of attributes to consider when choosing an agent:
Possesses market knowledge
Knowledge of area you are focusing on (Buyer) or area in which
you live (Listing)
If you have a trusted friend or relative who has just bought a home, they may have an agent who did a good job for them that they would recommend, then interview that agent. Searching for an agent on line is also a good idea.
You might interview a few agents and see with whom you have a good rapport, check out their website, and their resume. You may want to ask
if they are a career agent or a part-time agent. You will want someone who is there for you when need assistance. Ask how many hours a week they work and how many transactions they have per year.
Remember, this is one of the biggest investments of your life and it is important that you have faith, trust, a good rapport with your agent, and confidence in her knowledge and expertise.