Selecting a realtor for your specific needs is one of the most important steps in your real estate transaction. Whether you’re buying or selling a property, you want to find the best realtor to assist you in accomplishing your goal. As in any profession, there are specialists in different areas of their field that you want to seek out to do the best job for your situation. Although this may seem like a daunting task, there are steps you can take to find the realtor that is right for you.
Luckily, in this day and age you have the internet at your disposal which will help you narrow down a realtor with specific credentials. Start off with an internet search in the area you’re looking to buy or sell. Search for the specifics that you’re interested in. For example, if you want to buy a home on waterfront, then look for a waterfront specialist or if you’re a first-time home buyer you’ll want a realtor that specializes in this. If you’re selling your property, you’ll want to look for a realtor that specializes in your type of property or the area where your property is. Regardless of what you’re looking
for, you can narrow the search to the realtors that meet your needs. Once you have done this look at the reviews from real people who have worked with these realtors. You can look on yelp, google, their website etc. and this can give you some information in your search. Checking with the licensing board can also let you know if there has been any complaints or disciplinary actions of a given realtor. Some realtors have special designations that they have received specialized training in. You may have noticed that some realtors have letters after their name. Well, these letters have specific meaning for their additional credentials or what they specialize in. For example, a realtor with the letters “CRS” behind their name means, Certified Residential Specialist. There are many different designations and training a realtor can receive and you want to find the one right for you.
This starting point will lead you in the right direction on choosing an agent. From here, you can research specific agents and meet with them to ask them questions such as, how many transactions they have been involved with that are specific to what you’re looking for or ask about the area to make sure they are well versed in what you need in a realtor. Meeting and interviewing with a few realtors is in your best interest when finding what you need in a specialist to meet your end goals. If you need help with this process be sure to contact the experts at Siesta Title & Escrow @ (941) 889 – 7744!