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Mar 6, 2008
Listing Signs in Your Neighborhood. When buying a home, always pay attention to the listing signs in your neighborhood. Keep to mind the he day that these signs go up, also the date when the sold sign appears. Take to mind that the agent who is able to sell listings the fastest could be a better agent for you than the agent who has the largest number of "for sale" signs. Remember, results speak volumes.

Print Advertising. Most often, real estate agents run their real estate ads for two purposes: (i) first, to sell specific real estate, and (ii) second to promote the real estate agent. Try looking for ads in your targeted neighborhood from your local Sunday newspaper. When you have the names, look up for the Web sites of the agents who are advertising. For all you know, these agents might even be specialists in your neighborhood. Call them. Ask them about their experience.

Look for open houses in your are. When you go to open houses, you will be able to meet and interact with real estate agents and brokers in an environment that is non-threatening. Get their business cards and write notes on them. If your purpose is to sell your home, pay careful attention on how the agent is showing the home to you. Observe if he or she informative and polite. Does he or she seem to be knowledgeable? Are the promotional materials about the home that she hands out professional-looking? Does she try to sell features of the home? Or worst, does she just sit in a corner reading a book and ignoring you?

It is very important to give best quality service to clients. A lot of real estate agents or brokers are able to stay in their business because their satisfied clients tend to refer them to their family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

So, if you are in the market, and you do not have an agent or broker in mind, go-ask the people around you for names of agents or brokers that have used. You may also ask them to tell you about their experiences with their real estate agents or broker. Customer satisfaction is usually the number one priority that successful agents or brokers provide their clients. Customer service is the number one priority-they put the needs of their customers first before their own. Look for an agent who is praised by your friends or family members the loudest, one who goes above and beyond her responsibilities.

It is imperative to have a good real estate agent or a broker to enjoy a real estate transaction that is painless. There is truth to the saying "20% of the agents do 80% of the business". It is now a matter of finding a good real estate agent-one who does not necessarily work at the largest brokerage and close the most number of transactions or make the most amount of money. The best agent is an experienced professional, one who will listen to you, one who knows your market, and one who will conduct himself or herself in an ethical manner.

Take note of the difference between Realtors and Agents or Brokers. All Realtors have the license to sell real estate as a broker or as an agent. BUT not all Real Estate Agents or Brokers are Realtors. On the other hand, ONLY Realtors can display the Realtors logo. They belong to the National Association of Realtors and have pledged to the Code of Ethics. This is a comprehensive list that contains 17 articles and the underlying standard of practice. In here is established the levels of conduct that are higher than those required by law and that of the ordinary business practices. Only less than one-half of all Licensees are Realtors.
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Jon Caldwell is a content manager. Much of his articles can be found at http://findrealestates.net
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