What should you look for when choosing a real estate agent? What are some good places to look for a good real estate agent? findwell agent Matt Martel discusses these questions in the latest installment of Ask an Agent.
Q: What should you look for when choosing a real estate agent?
A: When selecting a real estate agent, I would look for a real estate agent that has knowledge of the market, knowledge of the product; homes & condos. Also, do you like them? Do you enjoy being with them and feel that you can trust them? I think that may be the most important aspect of choosing a real estate agent. You’ll be spending a lot of time with them, and you are trusting them to help you with one of the most important decisions that you’ll be making in your life, so make sure that you like your agent and trust them and make sure that they have your best interests in mind.
Q: What are some good places to look for a good real estate agent?
A: If you don’t know of any real estate agents, ask your friends, perhaps they can recommend on that they had a great experience with. You can also look online, Yelp, Google, Zillow, all of these places have reviews for real estate agents, and then interview the ones that look most interesting to you and show the most promise. They’re the ones that your friends recommended or the ones you found on Yelp. I would suggest interviewing two, three or four until you meet the one that you feel the most confidence in.