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Pointers in Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Aug 17, 2007
Quick Tips in Hiring an Effective Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a house is a thrilling experience. But connected to this is a stressing and overwhelming job. This calls for a good real estate agent. But what do we need to know about hiring an effective real estate agent.

Verifying the real estate agent's license is very helpful. It pays to be very cautious because this involves the property! This includes his state license in selling a property. Added to this is a doing a short background check on the agent. Ask for the previous estates he sold or acquired for a client. Knowing the trainings and seminars he'd attended would also give the client a grasp on the abilities of the agent he would be hiring.

Develop a good chemistry with your agent. With the agent knowing what the buyer or seller wants he knows where to start and what to consider. The agent should be able to tell his client the true worth of his property because it is really what is worth and not because he just wanted to lure the client in doing business with him. Meeting up with the agent once in a while so they could keep their clients updated about the property.

In selling a house, the agent acts as the adviser. He gives the owner advices like the asking price of the property and acts as mediator between the buyer and the owner. And in buying a house, the agent acts as the researcher. He also does the legwork and sorting through which properties best suits the need of his client.

The agent should also show an excellent knowledge about the market. This works well for the client because the agent would be able to give the buyer considerable rates especially if he has sold many estates within the area. And in the case of a seller, the agent could offer them a great deal of asking price for the property.

It is also important for the agent to have plans. Find out what the agent plans on how to sell the property or in a buyer's case, see how he plans to help the client in acquiring a new property. Ask him what he plans on doing like will he put up ads for the property (if the client is selling) or would devise house visits on prospective estates (if the client is buying).

Hiring a good agent is easy if the client knows what to look for. Take these easy steps, ask for his credentials, establish a rapport and work with him in doing marketing plans for the property. Surely, the buying or selling an estate would come out as a satisfying experience!
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