3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Real Estate Broker

It seems everyone knows someone who is a realtor, whether a friend or family member and most will choose someone they already have a personal connection with when it comes to choosing an agent to sell their home. But what if you don’t already know someone in the real estate industry?

That’s where the homework comes in for you. Selecting the ideal agent is essential to a successful real estate transaction, after all, around 89 percent of homeowners employ a real estate agent or broker when buying or selling a house.

Before you make a decision on the real estate broker you will hire, it is in your best interest to consider many aspects we will cover including availability, expertise, and likeability. 

Find a Broker who is Flexible and Available

Though there are capable part-time agents who sell homes, you should work with someone who can show your house at different times or, if you're a buyer, who can take you out to see homes at a convenient time. Asking upfront what their availability is will save you time. Find out if they are willing to be flexible when holding showings, and with showing you properties. 

It is also very important to work with a realtor who is dependable when it comes to answering their phone and returning calls and messages. After all, you won’t get much accomplished together if you can’t communicate well!

Find a Broker Who is a Local Expert

You need a realtor working for you who is familiar with and better yet, a native to the area. Real estate professionals who know the area are better aware of the most desired neighborhoods, local spots, and amenities, and know the current trends in the area and average market price. 

Having a realtor with local knowledge also gives you the upper hand because they have the inside scoop on homes not yet on the market, and an ongoing relationship with other realtors in the area that they regularly network with.

Find a Broker You Actually Like and Trust

In the industry of real estate, personality and likeability are key factors. Yes, experience matters, but it shouldn’t be the sole determinant of who you choose to work for you. Of course, you don’t want a realtor working for you who has such a large number of other clients that they can’t give you the proper focus and attention that you need. You should never have to compete for your realtor’s time. 

You want a realtor who you can get to know, who you can actually get along and mesh with, and who is trustworthy and honest. Whether you are selling or buying a home, having an agent who can stay on the same page and understands you intuitively will always work in your favor. 

We’re Ready to Work for You!

At 316 Realty Group, we are a full-service real estate brokerage that is confident we can serve you best. Between our biblically-rooted principles, integrity, and work ethic, our real estate agents bring a high level of expertise and professionalism to the table, and we pride ourselves on building genuine relationships with our clients. We want your trust and we want to achieve your goals with you! Reach out to us today and allow us to exceed your expectations!