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5 Simple Tips To Search For a Good Dublin California Real Estate Agent

Aug 17, 2007
Finding the right agent to help you sell your home (or to help you buy one, in the case of a buyer's agent) is everything. These transactions are complicated, and if you're like most home buyers, all your assets are on the line. But all agents vary in terms of commitment, attitude and knowledge.

Before you get started, it's important to understand exactly what (or who) you're shopping for. Many people use the terms "realtor", "real estate agent" and "real estate broker" interchangeably, but they aren't mutually inclusive.

Confused? Well, for most of the time who you are working with isn't as important as the level of commitment, energy and local knowledge he or she may have. So discover 5 simple tips that you can use to search for a good Dublin California real estate agent and these tips apply to all agents.

1. Look for commitment.

Many agents only practice on a part-time basis and they might not have the time or drive to give you all the attention you deserve. Also, many brokers are selective in representing properties only within a certain price range. If your home isn't in it, they might not give it their all.

2. Referrals

Ask friends or relatives to refer you to agents they've had good experiences with.

3. National Association of Realtors

You can start your search at the National Association of Realtors' website if you're looking for a realtor; they have manylistings of realtors in your area.

4. Matching schedules

Select an agent who can match and work with your schedule. If you can only see homes on evenings and weekends, you won't go very far with an agent who only works weekdays.

5. Their marketing proactiveness

Ask any prospective agent what actions they'll take to market and sell your home. It sounds simple, but not all agents work the same way. Some brokers will advertise your property and spread the word to other agents they know. Others will just add your property to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service, a directory of homes for sale) and wait for inquiries. The more proactive your realtor, the better.

Therefore, that's about it for the tips on how you can search for your good Dublin California real estate agent. However, sometimes it's better to search for your real estate by yourselves rather than finding an agent. Because no one works harder in finding your perfect house for you other than yourself. Therefore you might also want to consider finding a property by yourself.
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