Four Things To Look For When Choosing A Real Estate Agent

Buying a home is one of your most important financial decisions. That’s why choosing the right Real Estate Agent can make or break your home-buying experience. Whether you’re dipping your toes into the real estate market for the first time or are interested in investment opportunities, this agent is your go-to person for real estate expertise. Knowing what the person you are hiring has to offer and how they will make you successful is critical. Here is my list of top things to look for when choosing the perfect Real Estate Agent.

1. Experience

Searching home listings and scheduling viewings is something anyone can do on the internet. Even sales and property assessment histories can be researched online through municipal websites using geographic information system maps and public records. However, experienced Real Estate Agents work in local markets daily and can provide nuanced information and advice unlikely to be found through online real estate searches. They also typically have a great rapport with other agents, which Is essential for buying and selling homes for clients. The more years of experience under their belt, the more confident you can be in their abilities.  Did you know: I have over ten years of Real Estate Experience buying and selling homes in the Halifax area?

2. Staging Services

Simply put: Homes look their best when they are staged – making it an essential service for clients to access. Staged homes are also depersonalized; this is essential because buyers want to avoid feeling like they’re purchasing somebody else’s house. Stagers understand how to professionally present homes to appeal to the emotions of the broader spectrum of prospective purchasers. Also, staged home photographs are more likely to garner increased interest online. When a Real Estate Agent has experience in this area and can offer this service to their clients, they come out on top of the list.  Did you know: I include staging in the services I provide my clients? Why? Because I know this will help them be successful! 

3. Marketing Skills:

Marketing is all about driving more people to the home you are trying to sell and providing a level of insurance for the seller towards not underselling their property. Ultimately, the more people you have going through your home, the less the risk of underselling. Real Estate marketing provides peace of mind and speed of sale and drives the maximum price. When a real estate agent can offer this expertise, you can feel confident in their abilities to get the best price for your home.  Did you know: I have a long history of choosing the best marketing services to enhance my client’s selling and buying experience? 

4. Sales Record, aka Negotiation Experience:

Negotiating the best price is an art form best honed by doing it frequently. Knowing who you’re dealing with also helps, and an experienced agent often has insight into who is motivated to buy or sell quickly and who has the patience to wait for a more favourable deal. When choosing your agent, finding someone with a proven record is in your best interest.  Did you know: My sales record is top-notch and that I’m known in the industry for closing deals with incredible client satisfaction?   Now that you know the four top things to look for, finding an agent with those skills is imperative! As you can see from my notes above, I have the experience and dedication to make my clients successful. I love my job as a Real Estate Agent, and I put in the work to make sure you love the outcome of our time together. Have questions about buying or selling a home? I’m ready to take your call.



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