Whether you are a property buyer or a seller, you need a good real estate agent. If you manage to find one, then you are halfway towards accomplishing your objective. How to know if you have found a gem in your real estate agent? We have some qualities to look out for!
- The very first attribute you need to look for in a real estate agent is their communication skills. If they cannot communicate lucidly with you around what they want to convey and present in a convincing presentation, then they are not at the top of their game. If your real estate agent can speak clearly, leave no room for ambiguity and make impeccable sense, you are in good hands.
- You need a proactive real estate agent. If you must chase your real estate agent or follow up after a visit, if you have to remind them of your needs or just keep pinging them for updates, then perhaps give them a miss. You shouldn’t have to do the running around and follow-ups.
- Find a real estate agent who listens. You will never find a truly amazing property or one that fits your dream perfectly with someone who doesn’t listen to you. The same applies for property owners looking for homebuyers or tenants.
- Finally, ask your real estate agent how many properties they have sold in the last six months or a year, how many tenants they have helped find a home, how many properties they have right now, how many clients they are working with at the moment, how many rental properties they deal with and if they have any other business than being a property agent. Don’t stop yourself from asking for references. The best in the business will give you the contact details of their past clients, as many homebuyers or property owners you want.