Whether you are looking to attract tenants to your rental property or you are looking for a property to rent, it’s a good idea to reach out to a professional real estate agent. A real estate agent is a valuable resource who can make your search much easier, as they have thorough knowledge of the market that will allow you to target your efforts more effectively. With that said, not every real estate agent is equally equipped for the job, and you should always compare your options carefully before you make your final selection. To make that selection process easier, our team at Thornburg & Associates, Inc. has put together this brief guide on how to find the right real estate agents.
- Interview Multiple Candidates- The first step to finding the right real estate agent is to research your options, and then make a list of candidates to interview. Our team recommends that you interview at least three candidates before you commit to a decision. Even if the first person you reach out to seems perfect for the job, it’s wise to check out other options to make sure that you are truly in good hands.
- Ask the Right Questions- As you interview potential real estate agents, there are a number of questions you should ask. First, always ask the agent to provide a list of client references, and reach out to those clients to find out about their experiences before you hire the agent. Next, ask each candidate about how they plan to help you find you the right property or market your property to the right buyers–they should have specific answers in mind. You should also ask each candidate to provide a list of recent sales so that you can check out their track record.