Choosing a Qualified Real Estate Agent

by : Nick McConnell

It is of paramount importance to choose a Real Estate firm that represents your best interests. That is a Real Estate agents primary function, to make sure your best interests are number one. When choosing an agent, it is important to make sure that you have all of the information needed to make an informed decision. That is the sole purpose of this article, to help you find the best agent possible. This is not an advertisement, it is a tool to inform the public on what to look for in a Real Estate agent so that your best interests are represented efficiently.

When choosing a Real Estate agent, it is important to know their area of expertise. Some agents have more knowledge about a certain area because they have more experience in the area, and they may live in the area. Would you rather have an agent that has worked in the area all their life, or an agent that just moved here from another state? Ask your agent how well they know they area, and how long they have worked in the area.

Experience and education may be the most important factors when choosing your Real Estate agent. Would you want an agent that has done one transaction that is a high school drop out, or an agent that has done two hundred transactions with a college degree? It might be a good idea to ask your agent for qualifications. A good agent knows the contracts backwards and forward, can answer all of your questions regarding the Arizona Real Estate Purchase Contract, and can tell you exactly what steps to take in order to get the transaction completed in your best interest. A Real Estate Purchase Contract can be twisted and turned by adding or removing language. If your contract is getting modified, it may be a good idea to have an agent that can explain the modifications to you so that everyone is on the same page.

A good agent always answers their cellular phone, and has it with them at all times. If it is nine o'clock at night, and a buyer or seller has a question, a good agent will answer the call. Some agents turn their phone off at five in the afternoon, and turn it on at nine the next morning. Most people that are purchasing a home work, so the only time they can communicate with their agent is before or after work.

When speaking with your potential Real Estate professional, it may be important to see how well they communicate. A Real Estate agent has to communicate with so many different people during a Real Estate contract such as the title company, the client, the lender, the insurance agent, the inspectors, the agent representing the other side of the transaction, processors, appraisers, and brokers just to name a few. If an agent is not extremely organized, and have good communications skills, there may be a problem. If an agent does not return phone calls, emails, or respond in a timely manner to your requests, this may be an indication that they lack the communication skills needed to represent your best interests.

Make sure when you choose a Real Estate agent to help you buy or sell a home, that you are choosing the best one for you. Ask to see some proof of qualifications such as diplomas, letters of appreciation, and awards. It may even be a good idea to contact some of the people in the letters of appreciation from past clients to make sure you are putting one of the biggest investments of your entire life in the right hands. An aggressive Real Estate agent that knows what they are doing can possibly save you more money than you think. The market conditions will determine the aggressiveness of a contract, so it is extremely pertinent that your Realtor knows what is happening around them.

Coldwell Banker strives to make sure your transaction runs smoothly. They have an entire division that helps all Coldwell Banker clients transfer all of your utility services so that the client doesn't have to worry about the little things when moving. This division is called Concierge. An entire division that does nothing but help people, a service that is free to all Coldwell Banker clients. Scottsdale, Arizona Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage wants to be your number one choice. However, if we are not your choice, at least you know what to look for when scouting for a good agent to represent you.