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Find The Right Real Estate Agent

Mar 29, 2008
The first step of buying and selling a Real Estate property is locating a genuine Real Estate broker. A Real Estate broker is a professional who can find home buyers or sellers suitable clients, accessing their rich databases, for a commission which is predetermined. Real brokerage services are helpful because for a layman it is extremely difficult to understand the intricacies of a brokerage contract. A broker not only carries the entire property deal in your behalf, including completion of the legal formalities, but also negotiates the best price for you. Such a professional is an important link between two parties involved in a property deal and through their expertise and observation skills, can definitely help the clients in striking a smooth and reasonable deal.

Locate a genuine broker
You can find a Real Estate broker in your area by searching the Real Estate agents' directory, internet, newspapers, and local advertisements. These days the internet search engines are very popular and almost 80-85% people search the web addresses to find a genuine property agent for their real estate deal. In case you are planning to buy a house, these websites can help you shortlist some options from their registered list. Most of these featured properties have their photos on the website, making it easier for you to make up your mind and study them well without much loss of time. After you have short-listed a few properties, you can call up the concerned agents and then organize a meeting with the opposite party.

It is also a good idea to check with family and friends if they have bought a property recently through a Real Estate agent. If yes, then you can entrust the same person with your work.

Choose Smartly
Success of the property agents cannot be determined by the tall promises they make, because almost all of them do so. It is your duty to evaluate their claims thoroughly. Check their track record of performance by discussing with them what projects have they handled before. Try to locate a few of his customers and get in touch with them to determine the quality of his service.

One more thing you need to decide is whether you want to deal through a single agent or two or more agents. If you are commissioning just one dealer, the deal is simple, as you are interacting with just one person. However, in case you are commissioning an agency, you are actually instructing more than one agent for the property deal. In such a structure, the seller or buyer is obliged to pay a commission only to the dealer who makes the sale, so do not let the agents bully you for more money. Generally, the fee of the agent is between 1.5-2.5% of the final sale or buy price.
About the Author
William King is the director of Dubai Property & UAE Property & Dubai Real Estate Portal , Pakistan Property & Pakistan Real Estate Homes Houses & Villas Directory and Property & Real Estate Directory & Property Listings. He has 18 years of experience in the marketing and trading industries and has been helping retailers and startups with their product sourcing, promotion, marketing and supply chain requirements.
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