Selecting an Agent

Do You Have a Personal Real Estate Agent?

If you’re planning on buying a home, you may have already done some shopping around on your own. Perhaps you’ve checked out a few open houses or called the number on a For Sale sign to schedule a private viewing of that property.

Yes, you can do all of that on your own, if you have the time and expertise. However, statistics prove that you’ll be more successful in finding your dream home at the right price with your own personal real estate agent.

Your Real Estate Agent Works for You

A real estate agent, especially one who knows the local market well (like we do), can help you find and buy your ideal home, quickly, and make the entire process go smoothly for you. During a viewing, your real estate agent will give you the inside scoop on that property, so you know the full story. Your real estate agent will also point out desirable features, and potential “issues”, that you might otherwise miss.

When it comes time to make an offer, your real estate agent will present and negotiate it on your behalf. If you don’t have your own real estate agent, you would have to deal directly with the seller’s agent, who is legally obliged to work in the seller’s best interests – not yours.

Bottom line: Your own personal real estate agent is there for you, every step of the way to guide you through the whole process. At least, that’s how an iListRealEstate agent will work with you.

What to Look for in a Real Estate Agent

When buying a home, you want a real estate agent who…

  • Takes the time to understand your needs and goals, so you have a true partner in your home buying journey.
  • Explains everything clearly and answers your questions, so you’re never in the dark.
  • Has expertise and a track record of success in the market you are looking for a property in.
  • Knows how to find great properties in your price range and that fit all your requirements.
  • Will alert you to new listings, quickly, so you get the jump on all the good opportunities.
  • Will advise you on the recent market comparable sales in the area you decide to buy a home in and advise you as to the best price to offer for the home you want to make an offer.
  • Will prepare and present the offer, and skillfully negotiate such things as price, conditions, closing dates, etc. so you get the best deal.
  • Will save you potentially thousands of dollars by ensuring you don’t overpay for the property you want.
  • Will recommend reputable home inspectors, movers, lawyers, insurance brokers and other professionals you may need when purchasing a home.

Not every real estate agent offers all of these services. An iListRealEstate agent will offer you all these services and more!  You will also appreciate the professionalism, expertise and accessibility during the whole process.

Next Steps…

The best way to select the right real estate agent, is to meet with him or her in person. Ask questions. See if there is a good fit.

To schedule an appointment with an iListRealEstate agent, please call or email us today and we will connect you with the right person to speak with. If it’s more convenient for you, submit the form below and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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