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How to Pick the Best Realtor For You

Posted by Castle Keep on September 13, 2023

Choosing a realtor to work with is an essential part of any real estate transaction. Whether buying or selling a home, commercial building, or looking for an investment property – the right realtor will make the process smoother and more efficient. But how should you determine who is right for you? Here are a few tips to help you.

1. Define your goals: Before you start your search, it’s important to know what your ultimate goals and needs are. Do you have a specific preference for the type of property you are looking for? How important is location? Knowing and defining these goals will help you find a realtor that specializes in the type of transaction you are pursuing.

2. Research referrals: Read reviews, ask friends and family – even ask your neighbors. Loved ones and friends can provide valuable feedback on their trusted sources within the real estate industry. Also, consider looking through social media platforms to find local realtors with a strong online presence and audience.

3. Interview multiple realtors: Don’t rush into a partnership with the first realtor you meet. Take your time interviewing a few realtors to see who you feel the most comfortable with. During these interviews, ask questions about their experience, any recent transactions and how they plan to meet your specific needs.

4. Communication and availability: Communication is the key to any successful real estate transaction. Make sure your realtor is responsive and accessible. Let your realtor know your preferred source of communication. What hours would you like them to be available to you? Allow them to explain their availability and boundaries. In today’s competitive market, you and your realtor should have the same level of expectations.

5. Trust your instincts: Finally, purchasing or selling real estate can be a daunting task. Listen to your gut. Choose a realtor whom you’ve established a good rapport with and trust. Trust and reliability is vitally important.

Castle Keep Realty has a team of professional sales associates that are ready to meet with you and discuss how we might fit your needs during your next real estate transaction.

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