Some one that listens to you and what you are looking for!
A good agent will find out what your goals are with this home purchase, are you going to live and raise a family here for a long time? Are you going to buy and then sell in a couple of years? These basic questions will help the agent and yourself purchase wisely.
Keeping your best interest and educating you with every step of the home buying process. You should feel comfortable and trust your agent, trust your instincts.
A good agent will provide you with information on the properties, comparables, and should set you up on a search. These are the basics, most agents go above and beyond this. Ask the agent if they have a good network of people they can refer, if you need a loan, inspection etc.
Even thought there are several people and companies involved in a Real Estate Transaction, YOUR AGENT, should be constantly managing the parties to ensure a smooth transaction and closing.
If your just starting to look for an agent , ask your friends and family if they can refer an agent to you. Referrals are always a good way to go. You can also look up agents on the Department of Real Estate (DRE) website http://www.dre.ca.gov/ .
Find out if the agent or their company is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) http://www.bbb.org/us/list-all-bbb-locations/ .
Ask them a few basic questions:
- How long have you been an agent?
- Do you have a specialty?
- Why did you become an agent?
If your purchasing a home for the first time it should be a pleasant and fun experience. The relationship you have with your agent should allow you to ask any questions/concerns comfortably and with confidence. Remember this is your home purchase, make sure your happy with your agent!
County Properties, 24 years of brokerage experience, trust and a Member of the local Better Business Bureau! We offer free counseling in real estate.
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