We at Thornburg & Associates, Inc. know that finding a new home or property can be a daunting task, which is why many people turn to professional real estate agents for assistance. A trained real estate agent offers a better understanding of the market, as well as experience in dealing with all the paperwork and other logistics that come with buying a new property. However, just like any other profession, some real estate agents are more qualified than others. To help you find the best person for the job, our team at Thornburg & Associates, Inc. has put together a list of qualities you should look for when choosing a real estate agent.
- Experience- One of the first things you should ask a potential real estate agent is how long they have been in the business. While experience does not always equal success, in a commission-based business, like real estate, a lengthy career is usually a good sign that an agent has what it takes.
- Time- Another thing to ask is how many clients the candidate usually has at once. This will give you an idea of how much time they will have on their hands, and in turn, how much they’ll be able to devote to your needs. If an agent has many other clients at the same time, ask how they will manage to meet your needs when they’re busy with someone else. Are they part of a team, with additional members you can go to for support? Finding someone with enough time for you is key to making the project successful and to ensuring that it’s not a frustrating ordeal.
- Communication- The process of buying or selling real estate is one that requires clear communication. When interviewing candidates, ask about their communication style. Try to find someone who will communicate in a way that you are comfortable with and who will keep in touch often enough to make sure you don’t feel neglected.
We at Thornburg & Associates, Inc. hope that these tips help you in your quest to find the perfect real estate agent. If you need a place to get started, you can always reach out to our team.