10/12/2017 Finding a very good agent or broker is an essential aspect when you are trying to sell a property without worrying and without being stressed. According to an old saying, only "20 percent of real estate agents will do 80 percent of the business" and we can confirm that it is true. However, finding a good real estate agent can be a bit more difficult than you would expect, so how can you know if an agent is good or not? The agent that is best for you does not have to work at a large company or to be the most popular one, but he must be good at his job, prioritize your sale, and treat you with respect.
1. Referrals - The majority of agents will remain in the real estate industry due to the high number of referrals that they get from their satisfied clients. A satisfied client will recommend their coworkers, their friends, and family members to work with the same agent. If you want to make sure that your agent has been successful in the past, ask the people that you trust if they know any good agents and if they would recommend them. A successful agent will always make the customer satisfaction a priority and he will put the needs of the client before their own. Our advice is to work with an agent who is known for going above and beyond for a client and who will act in your best interest
2. Use Online Real Estate Platforms - There are many online platforms and websites available where you can find real estate agents and read their reviews. A large number of good reviews is a good sign that the agent is making his or her clients happy. Usually, these platforms will refer agents who have created a paid account in order to be featured, so be careful not to hire someone who invested too much in a marketing campaign. Another way to find good agents is to check on Google and see what the top real estate companies in your city are. After you get a few options, you can check out the companies' websites, look up the agents' profiles and try to contact them. Make sure that you get a quote from every agent that you discuss with in order to be able to compare them later on.
3. Go to Open Houses - By attending open houses, you will be able to meet different agents in their working environment and interact with them without being treated as a client. You can also learn how they treat potential buyers and how much effort they put into selling a property. You can also take their business cards and contact them later on. You should also pay attention to the ways in which the agent is presenting the house that is for sale. Are they being informative? Are they polite? Do they seem experienced? Or are they ignoring the buyers completely?
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