So you’ve decided to move and need to find a realtor that will help you find a new place and to sell your existing home for the best price. The search for a realtor can seem overwhelming, however finding a realtor that works for you isn’t always hard.
First, research the various realty companies in your area. Ask friends and families for any recommendations and begin contacting companies asking specifics about their service. Create a short list of realtors you enjoyed talking to. From that list, search for active listings for that realtor, also, have a discussion on what is expected during the process, this will eliminate any stress or confusion later.
Also, it’s important to note that choosing a family member or friend to be your realtor isn’t always realistic. When money is involved, there is often a fine line between business and family. Be weary of listing with someone you know just because of that fact. Make sure they are in it to help you find what you’re looking for, not just the paycheck at the end of the road.
To choose someone professional, ask them for references of those who they have recently helped sell or buy a home. They are great indicators of the process, the professionalism of the realtor and the success rate. Contact a few of these references before commiting to working with a realtor. Ultimately, any homework you do now will help lead to your individual happiness and payoff in the long term.